Simulation Studies on Heat Transfer Characteristics of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Glycerol-Water
Glycerol-water was taken in a shell and tube heat exchanger at different concentrations and an experimental
investigation was carried out. Different concentrations of 1%, 2%, 3% glycerol were prepared and the heat transfer
characteristics for the corresponding concentrations were found. For constant hot flow rate the inlet and outlet temperatures
for different concentrations were found out. Obtained results were validated using ANN-MATLAB software where 3%
glycerol-water was found to be more effective as compared to 2% and then 1% glycerol-water system.
Index terms- Shell and Tube Heat exchanger, Glycerol Newtonian fluid, Overall heat transfer Coefficient, Dimensionless