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Heat exchanger for power generation equipment

United States Patent

6,904,747
June 14, 2005
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A heat exchanger for a turbine is provided wherein the heat exchanger comprises a heat transfer cell comprising a sheet of material having two opposed ends and two opposed sides. In addition, a plurality of concavities are disposed on a surface portion of the sheet of material so as to cause hydrodynamic interactions and affect a heat transfer rate of the turbine between a fluid and the concavities when the fluid is disposed over the concavities.
Nirmalan; Nirm Velumylm (Niskayuna, NY), Bowman; Michael John (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
10/ 231,701
20040040280
August 30, 2002
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DEFC0200CH11063 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE).