This paper presents a review of literature on the transient response of single-pass parallel, counter and cross-flow heat exchangers. The discussion will be focused on direct transfer type heat exchangers with a step change in inlet temperature. Different predicting schemes will be evaluated for their suitable range of operation and specific recommendations will be made regarding their suitability to types of problems.

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Conference proceedings of the second ISHMT - ASME heat and mass transfer conference, December 28-31, 1995. Please go to for the complete proceedings. Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Proceeding

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Microsystems Engineering (KGCOE)


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