Mathematically Rigorous Optimization of Heat Exchangers and the Future of Heat Pumps

APRIL 22, 08:30 – 09:00
Session: Keynote

Reinhard Radermacher

Minta Martin Professor and Director of CEEE

University of Maryland


The air-conditioning and refrigeration industries have the potential for tremendous technological progress driven by emerging technologies and the systematic application of mathematically rigorous optimization. An overview about emerging technologies is provided. Furthermore, heat exchangers are selected as example of how mathematically rigorous optimization leads to creative new designs that reduce volume and weight and can even lead to shape conforming heat exchangers.