An International Conference on


June 22 - 27, 1997

Snowbird Resort & Conference Center
Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.
Phone: 1-801-742-2222; Fax 1-801-742-3344

Conference Chair:
Professor R. K. Shah
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.

Conference Co-Chairs:
Professor K. J. Bell
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A.
Professor S. Mochizuki
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN
Dr. V. V. Wadekar
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Service, Harwell, U.K.

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Detailed tentative technical program is presented below and a few changes may take place in the final program. We also encourage prospective contributors to the conference to inform us if they would like to contribute to the conference by presenting technical papers or become a panelist at the formal/informal panels and discussions.

Sunday, June 22, 1997

4:00 - 7:00 Registration

7:00 - 8:30 Dinner

9:00 - 10:00 Reception

Monday, June 23, 1997

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Introduction

8:15 - 8:45 Invited Lecture Session

Compact Heat Exchangers - Functions and Types, R.K. Shah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Plate Heat Exchangers: A Compact Heat Exchanger Technology, K.M. Bailey, Alfa Laval Thermal Inc., Richmond, VA

Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers, J. Burn, Heatric Ltd, Dorset, England

9:45 - 10:00 Coffee/Tea Break

10:00 -12:15 Invited Lecture Session

Compact Heat Exchangers in the Automobile Industry, T. Cowell and N. Achaichia, Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Delphi Technical Centre, GD Luxembourg

Trends in Aerospace Heat Exchangers, D. Nikanpour, Energy Diversification Research Laboratory, Quebec Canada

Fundamentals of Compact Heat Exchangers Design: NTU Method, P Analysis, Design Correlations, Design Methodology, R. K. Shah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Process Intensification: Opportunities for Exploiting Compact Heat Exchangers, C. Ramshaw, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 3:15 Ad hoc sessions/Informal Discussions/free time

4:15 - 6:45 Invited Lecture Session

Extended Compact Heat Exchanger Knowledge Yields Improved Industrial Processes and Operations, F.D. Duncan and M. Bryan, Energy and Environment Equipment, Inc., Clifton, NJ

Process Industry Heat Exchangers - Operations, Problems and Needs, J. Taborek, Sedona, AZ

Particular and Special Requirements, Operational and Economic Considerations for Application of Compact Heat Exchangers in the Petroleum Process Industry, T.M. Rudy, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Florham Park, NJ

Operational and Economic Considerations for Process Industry Heat Exchangers, A.E. Jones1 and B.J. Moniz2, 1Allan E. Jones, Inc., Landenberg, PA; 2DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE

So What's Wrong with a Shell & Tube Exchanger? Obstacles to the Use of Compact Exchangers in the Process Industries, P.D. Hills, Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Technology, Runcorn, Cheshire, United Kingdom

6:45 - 7:15 Cash Bar

7:15 - 8:30 Dinner

9:00 - 10:15 Panel Discussion on the Applications of CHEs by the Users

10:15 - 11:15 Social Hour

Tuesday, June 24, 1997

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 Invited Lecture Session

Varporisation in Compact Heat Exchangers, V.V. Wadekar, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Service, AEA Technology, Harwell Laboratory, United Kingdom

8:45 - 10:15 Contributed Papers Two-Phase Flow

Capillary Controlled Two-Phase Flow in a Rectangular Channel, V.V. Kuznetsov1, S.A. Safonov1, S. Sunder2 and O.V. Vitovsky1, 1Institute of Thermophysics, Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia; 2Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA

Investigation of Development Dynamics for Semi-infinite and Local Sites of Film Regime Boiling, A.N. Pavlenko and I.P. Starodubtseva, Institute of Thermophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

Influence of the Flow Pattern on the Wall Shear Stress Inside Corrugated Channel, M. Gradeck and M. Lebouché, Université de NANCY I-2, Vandceuvre les Nancy Cedex, France

Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow Characteristics During Convective Boiling in a Corrugated Channel, L. Margat1, B. Thonon1, and L. Tadrist2, 1CEA-Grenoble, DTP/GRETh, Grenoble, France; 2Universitè de Provence, Marseille Cedex, France

The Two-Phase Compact Heat Exchanger Calculations and Construction Problems, H.F. Smirnov and V.N. Buz, Odessa State Academy of Refrigeration, Odessa, Ukraine

Microscale Flow Visualization of Nucleate Boiling in Small Channels: Mechanisms Influencing Heat Transfer, K.E. Kasza, T. Didascalou, and M.W. Wambsganss, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

A Correlation for Nucleate Flow Boiling in Small Channels, T.N. Tran1, M.W. Wambsganss2, M-C. Chyu1, and D.M. France3, 1Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; 2Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; 3University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:15 Invited Lecture Session

The Thermal Design and Rating of Multistream Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers, B.S.V. Prasad, R&D Div., Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd., Visakhapatnam India

Condensation in Extended Surfaces and Small Hydraulic Diameter Channels, V. Srinivasan1 and R.K. Shah2, 1Process & System R&D, Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda, NY; 2University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Modern Problem in Creating Compact Tubular Heat Exchangers, G.A. Dreitser, Department of Aviation-Space Thermal Technics, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow, Russia

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 3:45 Ad hoc sessions/Informal Discussions/free time

4:00 - 4:30 Invited Lecture

Modeling and Designing Compact Heat Exchangers, L. Haseler, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Service (HTFS), AEA Technology, Harwell Laboratory, UK

4:30 - 7:00 Contributed Papers - Polymer Film and Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers

Process Intensification: Effect of the Angle of Cross Corrugation in a Cross Corrugated Polymer Film Compact Heat Exchanger, R. Menes, R.J. Jachuck and C. Ramshaw, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Helifin Heat Exchanger, K. Chunangad1, J. O'Donnell, Jr.2, and B. Master1, 1ABB Lummus Heat Transfer, Bloomfield, NJ; 2High Performance Tubes, Inc., Warren, NJ

Aluminum Brazed Plate Fin Heat Exchangers for Process Industries, S. Hotta, Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

Plate Fin Type Heat Exchangers for Industrial Process Application, T. Horie, Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

A Compact Ceramic Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger for Gas Turbine Heat Recovery, M. Ferrato and B. Thonon, Céramiques et Composites, Bazet, France

Direct-Sizing and Step-wise Rating of Compact Heat Exchangers, E.M. Smith, Energy Systems, Dundee, UK

Plate-Fin Condenser for Condensation of Low Pressure Steam in the Presence of Noncondensable Gases, C.B. Panchal1, L. Vega2, and K.J. Bell3, 1Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL; 2Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, Honolulu, HI; 3Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Analysis of Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer in Compact Heat Exchangers by Pseudo-Direct Numerical Simulation, P. Mercier and P. Tochon, GRETh, CEA Grenoble, Grenoble, France

7:00 - 7:30 Cash Bar

7:30 - 8:45 Dinner

8:45 - 9:15 Panel Discussion on Barriers and Concerns on the Use of CHEs in the Process Industries

9:15 - 10:15 Social Hour

Wednesday, June 25, 1997

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 - 9:15 Invited Lecture Session

The Application of the Compact Heat Exchangers for the Latent Heat Recovery from the Combustion Waste Gas, Y Ohashi, K. Kawamoto and K. Nagane, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan

Gas-side Fouling in Compact Heat Exchangers, W.J. Marner, Instrumentation Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

9:15 - 10:00 Contributed Papers - Heat Transfer Enhancement, Theory, Design Data, and Applications

Heat Transfer Enhancement and Flow-Drag Reduction of Forced Convection in Circular Tubes by Means of Wire Coil Insert, H. Inaba and K. Ozaki, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Development of Transversely Finned Tube Heat Exchanger Design for Efficiency Enhancement, Ye. N. Pismenny, Kiev Polytechnical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

Theoretical Investigation on Cross-Flow Heat Exchangers with Axial Dispersion in One Fluid, X. Luo, Universität der Bunderswehr Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee/Tea Break

10:15 - 12:15 Contributed Papers Session Continued

The Combined Effects of Wall Longitudinal Heat Conduction and Inlet Flow Nonuniformity in Compact Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers - A Finite Element Method, Ch. Ranganayakulu1 and K.N. Seetharamu2, 1Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, India; 2Indian Instittue of Technology, Madras, India

Heat Transfer and Flow Friction Performance of Mesh Finned Heat Exchanger, T. Ebishu and K. Torikoshi, Daikin Industries, Ltd., Osaka, Japan

On the Effects of Streamwise Vortices on Wall Heat Transfer, H. Peerhossaini, LTI-URA CNRS, Nantes Cedex, France

Design Considerations for a Thermophotovoltaic Energy Converter Using Heat Pipe Radiators, J. Ashcroft and D. DePoy, Lockheed Martin Corp., Schenectady, NY

Development of Heat Exchanger for Air Conditioner, Y Nakamura1, I. Hongo1, A. Nagamori1 and T. Koido2, 1Toshiba Corporation, Fuji-city, Shizuoka, Japan; 2Toshiba Corporation, Yokohama, apan

Compact Heat Exchangers for Heat Recovery in an Aluminium Plant, J. Hapke and J. Peschel, Technical University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 3:45 Ad hoc sessions/Informal Discussions/free time

4:00 - 7:00 Contributed Papers - Applications

The Irreversibility Minimization Criterion Applied to Compact Heat Exchanger Passages, L.A. Tagliafico and G. Tanda, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy

ptimization of a Steam Generation Surface Microstructure for Minimum Dimensions of the Heat Exchanger, I. Z. Kopp and V. V. Nosov, St. Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Advanced Algorithms for the Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger's Recovery Systems Design, B. V. Kosoi and H. F. Smirnov, Odessa State Academy of Refrigeration, Odessa, Ukraine

Application of High-Frequency Acoustic-Vortex Auto-Oscillations of Gaseous Flow to the Increase of Heat Exchanger Efficiency: Heat Transfer Intensification and Prevention of Frost Formation, E. A. Folomeev, A. L. Svetlakov, S. M. Galkin and M. A. Ilchenko, Central Institute of Aviation Motors, Russia, Moscow

Investigation of Operation Process Stability in Heat Exchangers, E.A. Folomeev, A.L. Svetlakov, S.M. Galkin and M.A. Ilchenko, Central Institute of Aviation Motors, Russia, Moscow

Dephlegmator for Ethylene Plant - Modeling of Dephlegmation, Z. Urban, T. Nishio, H. Matsuo, T. Ishikawa, Y. Natori, M. Akamatsu, H. Sonoi and M. Onaka, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Okayama, Japan,

Enhancement of Heat Transfer in Channels and Effective Choice of Heat Transfer Surface for Heat Exchangers, B. V. Dzyubenko and R. I. Yakimenko, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow, Russia

Investigation of Heat Exchanger with a Heat Carrier Intrachannel Transpiration, V. M. Polyaev, F. V. Pelevin, and A.V. Zatonsky, Bauman Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Experimental Study of the Sublimation Process in Porous Media, V.V. Faleev, E.N. Nekravtsev, N.V. Mozgovoi and S.V. Faleev, Voronezh State Technical University, Voronezh, Russia

The Electric Tubular Heat Exchanger for Fluids Heating, N. Kong, M.H. Laurent, P. Bonneau, G. Deschamps, M. Gorse, and J.F. Bourgeois, Electricite de France, Moret-Sur-Loing, France

Studies of Hydrodynamics and Heat Exchange in Channels of Heat Exchangers on Base of High-Porous Materials, Y. F. Gortyshov and I. A. Popov, Kazan State Technical Tupolev's University, Kazan, Russia

7:00 - 7:30 Cash Bar

7:30 - 8:45 Dinner

8:45 - 10:00 Panel Discussion on Research Needs by Users, Manufacturers and Contractors

10:00 - 11:00 Social Hour

Thursday, June 26, 1997

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:00 - 3:45 Personal Time (Lunch at the hotel or box lunches)

3:45 - 4:00 Coffee/Tea/Cola Break

4:00 - 5:30 Contributed Papers - Experimental Techniques and Uncertainties - Tube-Fin Exchangers

Experimental Techniques for Obtaining Design Data of Compact Heat Exchanger Surfaces, R.K. Shah and S.Q. Zhou, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Extended Temperature Oscillation Measurement Technique for Heat Transfer and Axial Dispersion Coefficients, W. Roetzel and X. Luo, Universität der Bunderswehr Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Determination of Axial Dispersion Coefficients in Plate Heat Exchangers Using Residence Time Measurements, F. Balzereit and W. Roetzel, Universität der Bunderswehr Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Assessing the Uncertainty of Thermal Performance Measurements of Industrial Heat Exchangers, T. Lestina1 and B. Scott2, 1MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, VA; 2Baltimore gas & Electric Company, Lusby, MD

Global and Local Heat Transfer and Flow Losses in Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers with and without Vortex Generators, D. Bougeard1, D. Becquaert2, and B. Baudoin1, 1Mines de Douai, Douai cedex, France; 2Groupe GEA, Wingles, France

Air Condensation in Plate Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers: A Numerical Model and an Experimental Set-Up, S. Russeil1, D. Marchal2, and B. Baudoin1, 1Mines de Douai, Douali cedex, France; 2Centre Technique des Insustries Aèrauliques et Thermiques, Villeurbane Cedex, France

5:30 - 5:45 Coffee/Tea Break

5:45 - 7:30 Open Discussion: Removing the Barriers for the Use of the CHEs (K.J. Bell)

7:30 - 8:00 Cash Bar

8:00 - 9:15 Banquet

9:15 - 10:00 Social Hour

Friday, June 27, 1997

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:15 - 10:30 Contributed papers - Plate Heat Exchangers

Current Research and Development Efforts of Compact Heat Exchanger Technology (oral contribution), R. Vidil, Ch. Marveillet and B. Thonon, GRETh, CEA Grenoble, Grenoble, France

The Comparison of PHE Performance for Different Configurations, C-C. Wu, B-C. Wu and R-J Shyu, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan ROC

Enhancement of Heat Transfer inMayinger, Technical University a Plate Heat Exchanger by Turbulence Promotors, R. Tauscher and F. of Munich, München, Germany

Prediction of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer in Chevron-Type Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchangers, H. Martin, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Use of Electronic Descaling Technology to Control Precipitation Fouling in Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchangers, Y. I. Cho,1 B-G. Choi1 and B. J. Drazner2, 1Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Alfa Laval Thermal, Inc., Richmond, VA

Welded and Totally Accessible Advanced Plate Heat Exchanger: The Choice for Integration of Compact Exchangers, F. Chopard, C. Patel, M. Lavanchy, Vicrab, Fontanil Cornillon, France

Some Issues in Experimental Data Acquisition and Development of Thermal-Hydraulic Correlation for Plate Heat Exchangers, R.M. Manglik, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00 Prioritizing the Efforts to Remove the Barriers (K.J. Bell)

12:00 - 12:15 Future Plans and Vote of Thanks

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch