Transfert simultané de chaleur et de masse dans un échangeur de chaleur humidifié. 2. Modélisation.

Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in a wetted heat exchanger. 2. Modeling.

Numéro : pap. 2185

Auteurs : BOCK J., ZHANG F., JACOBI A. M., et al.


An analytical model for a condenser with a wetted surface is developed by applying the governing conservations and rate equations and invoking the heat and mass transfer analogy. The heat exchanger is discretized in both the airflow and refrigerant-flow directions for a cross-flow configuration. Axial conduction along the tube walls is neglected and uniform distribution of water is assumed at the heat exchanger front fin surface. Any water not evaporated in a finite control volume is assumed to flow into the downstream control volume, and the model is applicable for dry, partially wet, or fully wet surface conditions. Mass and energy balances are applied to each discretized volume (node) to examine the local heat and mass transfer. The model is capable of predicting local heat/mass transfer, wetness condition as well as pressure losses throughout the heat exchanger. The physics-based model is developed to handle a variety of operating conditions and heat exchanger geometries. Correlations for pressure drop and heat transfer coefficients can be easily replaced or modified for different air-side configurations. The tube-side analysis can also be easily adapted to accommodate different working fluids or tubeside designs. The general framework of the model is robust and flexible. The model is validated with the experimental data presented in a companion paper, “Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in a wetted heat exchanger, part I: experiments.”

Documents disponibles

Format PDF

Pages : 10 p.


  • Prix public

    20 €

  • Prix membre*

    15 €

* meilleur tarif applicable selon le type d'adhésion (voir le détail des avantages des adhésions individuelles et collectives)


  • Titre original : Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in a wetted heat exchanger. 2. Modeling.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30006442
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : 2012 Purdue Conferences. 14th International Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Conference at Purdue.
  • Date d'édition : 16/07/2012


Voir d'autres communications du même compte rendu (195)
Voir le compte rendu de la conférence