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Investigation of Heat Exchanger Improvement via Ultrasonic Energy

Abstract In these times of increasing industrialization, there arises a need for effective and energy efficient heat transfer/heat exchange devices. The focus nowadays is on identifying various methods and techniques which can aid the process of developing energy efficient devices. One of the most common heat transfer devices is a heat exchanger. Heat exchangers are an essential commodity to any industry and their efficiency can play an important role in making industries energy efficient and reduce the energy losses in the devices, in turn decreasing energy inputs to run the industry.

One of the ways in which we can improve the efficiency of heat exchangers is by applying ultrasonic energy to a heat exchanger. This research explores the possibilit... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Annam, Roshan Sameer (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Milcarek, Ryan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Thermodynamics / Acoustics / Acosutic Field / Acoustic field effects / Heat exchanger / Heat Transfer / Ultrasonic / Ultrasound enhanced heat trasnfer
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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