Jump to content

Latest Downloads

Recent Status Updates

  • Photo
      11 Jun
    Ajay S. Satpute

    Hi, I have started my own engineering consultancy in India. Converge Engineering Pvt. Ltd. For more information, please visit www.converge.net.in

    Show comments (1)
View All Updates

Chemical and Process Engineering Resources

- - - - -

Category: Heat Transfer Technology
Question: What is a good, general correlation for the friction factor on the shell side of a shell and tube heat exchanger?
Keywords: shell,side,friction,factor
Answer: For a shell-side Reynolds Number <500: f = 0.11183/Re0.59246 (error as much as 20%)For a shell-side Reynolds Number >500: f = 0.01159/Re0.18597 (more accurate)