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3D Printed Heat Exchangers: An Experimental Study

Abstract As additive manufacturing grows as a cost-effective method of manufacturing, lighter, stronger and more efficient designs emerge. Heat exchangers are one of the most critical thermal devices in the thermal industry. Additive manufacturing brings us a design freedom no other manufacturing technology offers. Advancements in 3D printing lets us reimagine and optimize the performance of the heat exchangers with an incredible design flexibility previously unexplored due to manufacturing constraints.

In this research, the additive manufacturing technology and the heat exchanger design are explored to find a unique solution to improve the efficiency of heat exchangers. This includes creating a Triply Periodic Minimal Surface (TPMS) geometry, Sch... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Chandrasekaran, Gokul (Author) / Phelan, Patrick E (Advisor) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Schultz, Karl U (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing / Heat Exchanger / Schwarz / TPMS
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 61 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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