Accession Number:

ADA134817

Title:

An Improved Model for a Once-through Counter-Cross-Flow Waste Heat Recovery Unit

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

196.0

Abstract:

An improved model for a once-through counter-cross-flow waste heat recovery unit with a segmented fin-tube arrangement was developed. The model was coded in FORTRAN IV computer language for use on an IBM-3033 computer system, and was tested for various conditions of uniform and nonuniform gas flow distributions. Additional parameters varied were heat exchanger size, steam outlet pressure, steam outlet temperature and gas flow rate. The effect of each variation on WHRU performance was evaluated and the interrelationship discussed. Results indicate the ideal design is a high steam temperature, low operating pressure, flow distribution controlled heat exchanger.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE