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-Exchangers are widely spread in the field of chemical engineering. Still it is not clear how to arrange the tubes inside the apparatus in oredr to get an optimal heat-transfer-behaviour, beginning from a simple comfiguration with only one tube (Rad = 1.5), we studied cases from 1x1 to 5x5 tube arrangement for constant circumference as well as 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 3 circles in a row, accounting to 9 as a total number. The circles are of 0.166 radii. The circles are placed at equidistant from each other and the first circle in the configuration is located at x=1, y=3. The calculation starts from rest. The calculation is observed with 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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