Reverse Cross Flow Plate Heat Exchanger Simulation
$120.00 Student Discount
- 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.
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.