March 12, 2020
A heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between two or more fluids. The fluids can be single or two phase and, depending on the exchanger type, may be separated or in direct contact. Devices involving energy sources such as nuclear fuel pins or fired heaters are not normally regarded as heat exchangers although many of the principles involved in their design are the same.
In order to discuss heat exchangers it is necessary to provide some form of categorization. There are two approaches that are normally taken. The first considers the flow configuration within the heat exchanger, while the second is based on the classification of equipment type primarily by construction. Both are considered here.
Classification of Heat Exchangers by Flow Configuration
There are four basic flow configurations:
Hybrids such as Cross Counterflow and Multi Pass Flow
In this tutorial you will learn to simulate a Heat Exchanger (Shell and Tube) using Ansys CFX. You can download the mesh from this link.
The NACA four-digit wing sections define the profile by:
First digit describing maximum camber as percentage of the chord.
Second digit describing the distance of maximum camber from the airfoil leading edge in tenths of the chord.
OpenFOAM is the free, open source CFD software developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an animation using OpenFOAM through Paraview (paraFoam Command).
In this tutorial you will learn how to simulate the LES turbulence model using pitzDaily tutorial on OpenFOAM.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to simulate an Airfoil 2D using OpenFOAM. In this case, we will use the folder that comes by default.
In this tutorial you will learn to use Allclean and Allrun scripts on OpenFOAM. These scripts come by default in several OpenFOAM folders.
In the previous tutorial we installed OpenFOAM on Windows, in this video you will simulate the first tutorial called pitzDaily.
In this video you will learn how to install OpenFOAM V8 (from openfoam.org) 2020 using VirtualBox on Windows.
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