In general, parallel flow heat exchangers considered less efficient than counter flow heat exchangers in terms of transferring heat from one fluid to another. However, there are applications where parallel flow has its benefits, such as when limiting the transfer of heat is recommended.
Although ordinary heat exchangers may be extremely different in design and construction and may be of the single or two-phase type, their modes of operation and effectiveness are largely determined by the direction of the fluid flow within the exchanger.
The most common arrangements for flow paths within a heat exchanger is one in which the direction of the flow of one of the working fields is opposite to the direction to the flow of the other flui. In a parallel flow exchanger, both fluids in the heat exchanger flow in the same direction.
In this analysis, it has been tried to simulate and analyze the heat transfer from a parallel plate heat exchanger by Ansys software.
TITLE: CFD SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER OF PARALLEL PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER
SOFTWARE: ANSYS FLUENT
PROJECT TYPE: HEAT TRANSFER
TIME: 2 WEEKS