Analysis of Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger with Non-Newtonian Fluids (Cornstarch) using ANN
Different concentrations of cornstarch were taken in a shell and tube heat exchanger where an experimental
investigation was carried out. Cornstarch of 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.3% were prepared and the heat transfer characteristics for the
different concentrations were found. The hot flow rate was maintained constant and the inlet and outlet temperatures for
different concentrations were found out. Results were validated using ANN-MATLAB software where 0.1% cornstarch-
water was found to be more effective as compared to 0.2% and then 0.3% cornstarch-water system.
Index terms - Shell and tube heat exchanger, cornstarch, ANN-MATLAB simulation, overall heat transfer coefficient