Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

An imperialist competitive algorithm for optimal design of plate-fin heat exchangers

Yousefi, Moslem and Darus, Amer Nordin and Mohammadi, Hossein (2012) An imperialist competitive algorithm for optimal design of plate-fin heat exchangers. International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer, 55 . pp. 3178-3185. ISSN 0017-9310

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.201...

Abstract

This paper presents the application of imperialist competitive algorithm (ICA) for optimization of a cross-flow plate fin heat exchanger. Minimization of total weight and total annual cost are considered as objectives. Seven design parameters, namely, heat exchanger length at hot and cold sides, fin height, fin frequency, fin thickness, fin-strip length and number of hot side layers are selected as optimization variables. A case study from literature is presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. The numerical results reveal that ICA can find optimum configuration with higher accuracy in less computational time when compared to conventional genetic algorithm (GA).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heat and mass transfer
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:46589
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:17 Sep 2017 08:39

Repository Staff Only: item control page