6. Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop Analysis

  1. Ramesh K. Shah1,2 and
  2. Dušan P. Sekulić3

Published Online: 6 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch6

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

How to Cite

Shah, R. K. and Sekulić, D. P. (2003) Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop Analysis, in Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Formerly at Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Lockport, New York, USA

  3. 3

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471321712

Online ISBN: 9780470172605



  • heat exchanger pressure drop analysis;
  • core entrance pressure drop;
  • plate heat exchanger and pressure drop;
  • Fanning friction factor;
  • frictional and core pressure drop


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Extended Surface Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop

  • Regenerator Pressure Drop

  • Tubular Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop

  • Plate Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop

  • Pressure Drop Associated with Fluid Distribution Elements

  • Pressure Drop Presentation

  • Pressure Drop Dependence on Geometry and Fluid Properties

  • Summary

  • References

  • Review Questions

  • Problems