CFD & Single Phase Flow Maldistribution in Heat Exchangers
This webinar, presented by Peter Ellerby and William Osley, is one of a series which addresses a range of common heat exchanger design challenges. Each webinar focuses on a particular issue in heat exchanger design, examining the background to the problem and comparing typical solutions. The format of the webinars will encourage audience interaction and the sharing of relevant knowledge and experience
This session is a follow on from the previous webinar about single phase maldistribution in heat exchangers. Some of the issues raised relating to shell and tube exchangers will be looked at in greater detail by focusing on a single example. In particular, the cause of poor distribution will be investigated, looking at the effect of certain geometry options. The effect of distribution on performance will be investigated, and options for improving distribution will be assessed. As an integral part of the presentation, CFD will be used to analyse and illustrate the distribution.