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Performance of a Biologically-Inspired Heat Exchanger with Hierarchical Bifurcating Flow Passages
50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace (2012)
  • David Calamas, Georgia Southern University
  • John Baker
Abstract
The performance of a heat exchanger with fractal-like flow passages has been examined. The hierarchical bifurcating flow passages in the heat exchanger studied here mimic those seen in the vascular systems of plans and animals. Overall system performance was examined computationally. The computational fluid dynamics results, cast in terms of commonly defined dimensionless parameters, show that system performance can be characterized in a manner similar to traditional compact heat exchanger designs. Previous use of hierarchical bifurcating flow passages for heat exchanger applications
Keywords
  • Heat exchanger,
  • Hierarchical bifurcating flow passages
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
David Calamas and John Baker. "Performance of a Biologically-Inspired Heat Exchanger with Hierarchical Bifurcating Flow Passages" 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace. Nashville, TN. Jan. 2012.
doi:10.2514/1.T3950