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 to arrange the tubes inside the apparatus in order to get a optimal heat-transfer-behaviour.Beginning from a simple configuration with only one tube(Rad=1.5) we studied cases for 2x2 upto 5x5 tube arrangement for constant circumference as well as constant area.
    My task is Fluid flow calculation in a square of 4 units with 4 circles in a row, accounting to 16 as a total number. The circles are of 0.09375 radii. The circles are placed at equidistant from each other and the first circle in the configuration is located at x=0.8, y=3.2.

  • Mathematical point of view:

       We studied a 2D cutplane of the above described apparatus. Fluid flow calculation in a square of 4 units with 16 circles of radii 0.09375,First circle is located at  x=0.8 & y=3.2 in square domain. 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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