Performance characteristics of plate heat exchangers with various geometric design parameters

Jaewook Son, Eungchan Lee, Hoon Kang, Yongchan Kim, Jung Kyu Kim, Sung Youl Cho, Jae Hong Park

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Plate heat exchangers have been widely used in many industrial applications because of their compactness and high efficiency. Even though plate heat exchangers have been investigated extensively, studies on the effects of geometric parameters other than the chevron angle are very limited in the open literature. In this study, the effects of the chevron angle, corrugation length, corrugation depth, and the number of plates on the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of plate heat exchangers were investigated experimentally. Based on the experimental results, empirical correlations were proposed. More than 95% of the predictions made based on the correlations had relative deviations of less than ±10% when compared with the measured data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-591
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun


  • Correlation
  • Design Parameter
  • Heat Transfer
  • Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Pressure Drop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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