1

GATE ME 1997

Subjective

+5

-0

In a certain double pipe heat exchanger hot water flows at a rate of $$50,000$$ $$kg/h$$ and gets cooled from $${95^ \circ }C$$ to $${65^ \circ }C$$. At the same time $$50,000$$ $$kg/h$$ of cooling water at $${30^ \circ }C$$ enters the heat exchanger. The flow conditions are such that the overall heat transfer coefficient remains constant at $$2270$$ $$W/{m^2}K$$. Calculate the heat transfer area required, assuming the two streams are in parallel flow, and for both the streams $${C_p} = 4.2\,\,kJ/kg\,\,K$$

2

GATE ME 1995

Subjective

+5

-0

A counter flow heat exchanger is to heat air entering at $${400^ \circ }C$$ with a flow rate of $$6$$ $$kg/s$$ by the exhaust gas entering at $${800^ \circ }C$$ with a flow rate of $$4$$ $$kg/s$$. The overall heat transfer coefficient is $${100^ \circ }C$$ $$W/\left( {{m^2}K} \right)$$ and the outlet temperature of the air is $${551.5^ \circ }C.$$ Specific heat at constant pressure for both air and the exhaust gas can be taken as $$1100$$ $$J/(kgK).$$ Calculate the heat transfer area needed and the number of transfer units.

3

GATE ME 1994

Subjective

+5

-0

Two streams of fluid of unit constant specific heats and unit mass flow rate exchange thermal energy in an adiabatic heat exchanger. The inlet temps of hot and cold streams are $${300^ \circ }C$$ and $${30^ \circ }C$$ respectively. Calculate the $$LMTD$$ and effectiveness of the heat exchanger if the hot fluid is cooled to zero entropy condition.

4

GATE ME 1991

Subjective

+5

-0

A one shell pass, one tube-pass heat exchanger, has counter flow configuration between the shell side and tube side fluids. The total number of tubes within the heat exchanger is $$10$$ and the tube dimensions are $$ID=10$$ $$mm,$$ $$OD=12$$ $$mm$$ and length $$=1m.$$ saturated dry steam enters the shell side at a flow rate of $$2$$ $$kg/s$$ and the temp of $${100^ \circ }C.$$ In the tube side, cold water enters at a flow rate of $$10$$ $$kg/s$$ with an inlet temp of $${25^ \circ }C.$$ The $$OHTC$$ based on the outer surface area of the tubes is $$50$$ $$W/{m^2}K.$$ The specific heat of water is $$4.18$$ $$kJ/kg$$-$$K$$ and the latent heat of steam is $$2500$$ $$kJ/kg.$$ What is the condition of the steam at the exit.

Questions Asked from Heat Exchangers (Marks 5)

Number in Brackets after Paper Indicates No. of Questions

GATE ME Subjects

Engineering Mechanics

Strength of Materials

Theory of Machines

Engineering Mathematics

Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics

Turbo Machinery

Heat Transfer

Thermodynamics

Production Engineering

Industrial Engineering

General Aptitude