Electric Ship Research &
Development Consortium

Fluid Heat Exchanger

Publication Date

  • 9/22/2006


  • Y. Lee
  • E. L. Zivi
  • A. M. Cramer


The freshwater to seawater heat exchanger cools the freshwater cooling loop fluid using seawater which is then discharged overboard.

Heat transfer from the freshwater to the seawater occurs through the freshwater tube wall as depicted in figure 1.

Neglecting the spatial component of the transient fluid thermodynamics along the interior of the heat exchanger produces lumped parameter fluid models.