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Title: Aluminum heat exchanger

This patent describes a heat exchanger comprising a flat metal tube for conducting fluid having opposite first and second ends, of metal fins fixed onto outer surfaces of the flat metal tube, first and second header pipes fixedly mounted on the opposite ends of the flat metal tube, respectively, so that the flat metal tube communicates with the interior of the header pipes. Each of the header pipes has a first end that is open and a second end that is closed. An inlet tube is connected to the first end of the first header pipe, and an outlet tube is connected to the first end of the second header pipe. The improvement described here comprises one of the inlet and outlet tubes having an end portion inserted into the first end of the corresponding interconnected header pipe. The end portion has a cut-away portion in the form of a first axial slit extending axially inwardly from an open end at the adjacent end of the one tube. The first axial slit has an axial intermediate portion slightly smaller than the thickness of the flat metal tube, and a tapered portion diverging towards the open end of the first axialmore » slit, and the first end of the flat metal tube extends into the corresponding interconnected header pipe and is closely fitted into the first axial slit.« less
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6992989
Report Number(s):
US 4620590
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 5 Dec 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; HEAT EXCHANGERS; DESIGN; MATERIALS; ALUMINIUM; FLUID FLOW; PIPES; ELEMENTS; METALS 421000* -- Engineering-- Combustion Systems