Chapter 6

Aerospace Heat Exchangers

Abstract

This chapter introduces several typical applications of heat exchangers in aerospace systems and presents several concepts of heat exchangers, which have been used in aerospace or may be considered as promising designs for aerospace industry.

Keywords

Compact heat exchanger; Extended surfaces; Foam material; Gas Turbines; Microchannels; Primary surface

6.1. Introduction

Heat exchangers are equipment being used for transfer of heat between two or more fluids at different temperatures [1]. They are widely used in diverse energy and process applications such as power plants, automotives, space heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, aerospace industry, petrochemical processes, electronics cooling, ...

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