Numerical Analysis of Shell-Side Fluid Flow in Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger

Sławomir Alabrudziński


This work presents velocity field and flow resistance analysis on shell-side of shell-andtube heat exchanger. Numerical investigations have been carried out using a finite volume method implemented in ANSYS Fluent code. In case of heat exchangers with a great number of tubes in bundle, the finite volume method numerical model representing real geometry of the apparatus becomes very complex and results in a high computing power demand. To overcome the above difficulty, an attempt has been made to represent the tube bundle using the continuum approach. The resulting pressure drop values have been compared with e.g. calculation results using HTRI code and exemplary values obtained from the real apparatus.
Author Sławomir Alabrudziński (FCEMP / IMEn)
Sławomir Alabrudziński,,
- Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Journal seriesApplied Mechanics and Materials, ISSN 1662-7482, (0 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceKonferencja Naukowa Doktorantów i Młodych Naukowców ”Młodzi dla Techniki 2015” (MDT 2015), 05-11-2015 - 06-11-2015, Płock, Polska
Keywords in EnglishCFD, heat exchanger, shell-side pressure drop, tube bundle flow resistance
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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