INPUT DATA REQUIRED
All input data is interactively entered through the keyboard as prompted by the screen panels. Generally the input data requested by the panels are:
Coil width and height, and number of rows; Tube material, dimensions, spacing and row spacing; Fin material, thickness and spacing; Coil circuiting; Air flow rates and entering conditions; Cooling or heating fluid type, flow rates, direction of flow and fluid temperatures.
The program provides default values wherever this is practical and all data entered is checked against valid ranges. Data files are maintained by the program so that data does not have to be re-entered for the same coil. All thermo-physical properties and heat transfer parameters are derived by the program on the basis of the above data.