This paper shows how the transient response of gas-to-gas parallel and counterflow heat exchangers may be calculated by an analytical method. Making the usual idealizations for analysis of dynamic responses of heat exchangers, the problem of finding the temperature distributions of both fluids and the separating wall as well as the outlet temperatures of fluids is reduced to the solution of an integral equation. This equation contains an unknown function depending on two independent variables, space and time. The solution is found by using the method of successive approximations, the Laplace transform method, and special functions defined in this paper.

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