The plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger, which is generally composed of a large number of corrugated stainless steel plates. These plates are separated by polymeric gaskets and are inside a steel frame. The main components of the plate heat exchanger are frames, plates and gaskets. The plates that form the heat exchange surface are tightened by bolts and nuts between two steel plates. In plate heat exchangers, the hot and cold fluid inter the duct network in the opposite directions. The cold and hot fluid plates are placed side by side in order to exchange heat between two fluids. On the two adjacent sides, the cold and hot stream flows in opposite directions along each other. The ducts are narrow in a plate heat exchanger, therefore a large volume of fluid can be contacted by the surfaces. Corrugated plate heat exchangers increase the turbulence of the flow and thereby increase the heat transfer between the plates. Creating a blade inside the plates is one of the ways to increase heat transfer.
In this analysis, it has been tried to simulate and analyze the heat transfer flow of a parallel plate heat exchanger with blade using Ansys Fluent software.
TITLE: CFD SIMULATION OF THE HEAT TRANSFER FLOW INSIDE A PARALLEL PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER WITH BLADE
SOFTWARE: ANSYS FLUENT
PROJECT TYPE: HEAT TRANSFER
TIME: 2 WEEKS