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Design Optimization of Selected Thermal Equipment Using Advanced Optimization Techniques

  • R. Venkata Rao
  • Vimal J. Savsani
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Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Abstract

This chapter presents the details of design optimization of some selected thermal equipment such as a two-stage thermoelectric cooler (TEC), a shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE) and a heat pipe. The TLBO algorithm is applied successfully to the multi-objective optimization of a two-stage TEC considering two conflicting objectives: cooling capacity and COP. Two different configurations of TECs, electrically separated and electrically connected in series, are investigated for the optimization. The ability of the TLBO algorithm is demonstrated and the performance of the TLBO algorithm is compared with the performance of GA. Three case studies of the shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE) optimization are attempted by the shuffled frog leaping algorithm (SFLA) and the results of optimization are found better than those reported by GA and PSO algorithms. In the case of design optimization of a heat pipe, the best results produced by grenade explosion method (GEM) are compared with the generalized extremal optimization (GEO) algorithm.

Keywords

Heat Exchanger Heat Pipe Cooling Capacity Shell Side Tube Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Venkata Rao
    • 1
  • Vimal J. Savsani
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentS.V. National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringB. H. Gardi College of Engineering and TechnologyRajkotIndia

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