Study of 'Shell and Tube'-Heat-Exchanger exhibiting different tube arrangements

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Short description and remarks
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Short description and remarks

'Shell and Tube'-Heat-Exchanger are widely spread in the field of chemical engineering. Still it is not clear how to arrange the tubes inside the appartus in order to get a optimal heat-transfer-behaviour. Beginnig from a simple configuration with only one tube we studied cases for 2x2 upto 5x5 tube arrangemnets for constant circumference as well as constant area.
This page contains the 2D simulation of fluid flows in a square of 4 units with one circle of radius 1.5, located at the centre of square i.e. at x = 2 & y = 2. The calculation starts from rest. The flow is observed with the Reynolds This simulation is part of a Software-Praktikum at the University of Dortmund in 2004.


  • Distribution of temperature/concentration via Boussinesq model

    Visualization via temperature distribution from the heated circle, shaded (1 MB).

  • Pressure

    Visualization via pressure plots, shaded (1 MB).

  • Streamfunction

    Visualization via streamline plots (1 MB).

  • Velocity

    Visualization via velocity plots (1 MB).

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