Reverse Cross Flow Plate Heat Exchanger Simulation

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  • The problem numerically simulates Reverse Cross Flow Plate Heat Exchanger using ANSYS Fluent software.
  • We design the 3-D model by the Design Modeler software.
  • We Mesh the model by ANSYS Meshing software, and the element number equals 155000.
  • Ethylene Glycon is used as an operating fluid whose properties are defined as temperature-dependent polynomials.

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Reverse Cross Flow Plate Heat Exchanger, ANSYS Fluent CFD Simulation Training

The problem simulates Reverse Cross Flow Plate Heat Exchanger using ANSYS Fluent software. We perform this CFD project and investigate it by CFD analysis.

This heat exchanger consists of two special flow channels such that the air flows from one side of the central panel and the solute flow to the other but in the opposite direction to the airflow. The fluids used in the present model include air, Ethylene Glycol, or (CH2OH).

On the other hand, a separator plate is used as an interface. The liquid has a higher temperature than the airflow. The present study investigates the fluid behavior and heat transfer in the heat exchanger and evaluates its performance based on the Number of Transfer Units (NTUs).

The 3-D geometry of the present model is designed by Design Modeler software. The current model is a heat exchanger panel with two flow paths, such that, on the one hand, the hot liquid flow and, on the other hand, cold airflow in the opposite direction to the liquid flow. The outer walls also act as insulators.

The meshing of the present model is performed by ANSYS Meshing software. The mesh is unstructured, and the element number is 155,000. The cells are smaller and more accurate near the wall boundary.

Plate Heat Exchanger Methodology

In this project, Ethylene Glycon is one of two operating fluids. Ethylene Glycol is a colorless, odorless, low-volatility, low-viscosity material whose properties are defined as temperature-dependent polynomials.

Since the hot and cold flows do not integrate within the heat exchanger, there is no need to use a Multiphase flow module.

Plate Heat Exchanger  Conclusion

Velocity, temperature, and contours don’t need any extra explanation since they are so clear to understand. The results show the temperature changes well. Heat is transferred from the hot part to the cold part.

The training video obtains the heat transfer rate, and the Nusselt number is obtained.


  1. Hattie Howell

    please upload mesh file link

  2. Ida Zulauf

    Can you explain the advantage of using the RNG k-epsilon turbulence model in this simulation?

    • MR CFD Support

      The RNG k-epsilon model is chosen because it can accurately predict the onset and amount of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation, which is crucial in heat exchanger simulations.

  3. Bethel Johns

    I’m looking for a simulation of a shell and tube heat exchanger. Can you help with that?

    • MR CFD Support

      Absolutely! We can certainly help with simulations of shell and tube heat exchangers. Please provide more details about your requirements, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

  4. Mrs. Pearline Prosacco II

    What are the main factors affecting the performance of a reverse cross flow plate heat exchanger?

    • MR CFD Support

      The main factors include the design of the heat exchanger (e.g., plate geometry and arrangement), the properties of the fluids (e.g., flow rates, temperatures, and thermal properties), and the operating conditions.

  5. Sabina Muller DDS

    Do we have to use only design modeler for this geometry?

    • MR CFD Support

      Not only design modeler, but we use SpaceClaim software to create the 3D models for our simulations. These tools allow us to create detailed and accurate models of the heat exchangers.

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