CFD ANALYSIS OF FLOW THROUGH BRAZED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER
The aim of this study is to determine if the geometry proposed for the channel suites in case of a brazed heat exchanger with high heat flow and low values for pressure losses. For this, in Solid Works software, were designed two plate geometries with different crimping angles, in order to form a channel. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics numeric simulation was analyzed the influence of the geometry on the fluid distribution and pressure drops in the proposed geometry of the channel. The analysis of the velocity and pressure drops fields were achieved with the aid of simulation software Fluent.
Key words: plate heat exchanger, velocity field, CFD analysis.
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