Study regarding the influence of the crimping angle on the performances of the heat exchangers
Technical University of Cluj Napoca, 400103, Faculty of Mechanics, Dept. of Mechanical Engeneering, Romania
a e-mail: Florin.Bode@termo.utcluj.ro
The aim of this study is to determine the geometry of a plate for heat exchanger with high heat flow and low values for pressure losses. For this, in Solid Work software, were designed three plate geometries with different crimping angles for the flow channels. Was analyzed the influence of the crimping angle β on the fluid distribution and heat transfer. Also, were compared the data resulted from Computational Fluid Dynamics numeric simulation with the experimental ones for the plate heat exchangers with gaskets. The analysis of the vortices and temperature field distribution was achieved with the aid of simulation software Fluent. In order to validate the numerical simulation's results experimental research were carried out on a heat exchangers stand
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