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Ingeniería Mecánica

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REYES-RODRIGUEZ, Maida Bárbara et al. Automatization and optimization of shell and tube heat exchangers design using the method of Taborek. Ingeniería Mecánica [online]. 2014, vol.17, n.1, pp.78-89. ISSN 1815-5944.

Shell and tube heat exchangers are the most important equipment for heat transfer without combustion in plants of chemical processes.There are many methods for designing shell and tube heat exchangers in literature. Among the most known are the Kern´s Method, the Method of Bell Delaware, the Method of Tinker, the Method of Wills and Johnston and the Method of Taborek. The objective of this paper is to describe and automate the Taborek´s method. It is also realized and optimization of the heat exchanger cost using the genetic algorithm and Simulated Annealing. It can be concluded that the optimization using both methods conduces to similar results, diminishing considerably the optimized exchanger cost

Keywords : optimization; Heat Exchangers; Taborek; Genetic Algorithms.

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