Study of 'Shell and Tube' Heat-Exchanger exhibiting different tube arrangements (height 4, width 4)

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Short description and remarks
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Short description and remarks

  • Engineering point of view:

    `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.Begining from a simple configuration with only one tube (Rad=1.5; area=pi*Rad^2). we studied case for 2x2 upto 5x5 tube arrangements for constant circumference and constant area.

  • Mathematical point of view:

    We studied a 2D cutplane of the above described apparatus. Fluid flow calculation in a square of 4 units with four circles of radius 0.375, with the first circle located at x=1.33 & y=1.33 The calculation starts from rest.The flow is observed with the Reynolds number, Re=1,000.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 (1.3 MB).

  • Pressure

    Visualization via pressure plots, shaded (1.3 MB).

  • Streamfunction

    Visualization via streamline plots (1.3 MB).

  • Velocity

    Visualization via velocity plots (1.3 MB).

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