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ASME 1st International Symposium on: Advanced Computational Methods and Applications for Heat Exchanger Design
Computational methods for heat exchanger design
Date: July 17, 2005 - July 22, 2005
Location: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States
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Organizer: ASME
Application Areas: General CFD
Special Fields: Heat Transfer
Deadlines: January 15, 2005 (abstract)
Type of Event: Conference, International

Heat exchanger manufacture is a multi-billion dollar engineering activity worldwide. While traditional engineering design methods based on lumped-parameter methods such as LMTD, F-chart, P-NTU, method, as well as other presumed-flow procedures such as the Delaware method are still used; advanced computer methods, previously reserved to aerospace and nuclear industries have in many instances become the tool-of-choice for design of industrial heat exchangers. Low cost, high-speed computers and user-friendly software are now readily available worldwide.

Computational methods for heat exchanger design range from simple digital versions of former chart-based methods, ‘presumed flow methods’ right through to detailed computational fluid dynamics analyses capable of capturing the fine-scale motion of the working fluids. However there are a number of major technical challenges facing the code designer.

The organizers of the symposium invite software developers, academics and industry experts to share knowledge, and discuss present needs in view of the rapid spread of modern numerical methods for daily use of industry in the area of heat exchangers. Active participation of industry, academics and software developers is invited foster and stimulate discussion of the needs, trends and problems in the area of numerical simulation applied to conventional and/or novel heat exchangers.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Characterization of free-stream, low Reynolds number turbulence and transition
  • Computer memory/size/speed limitations and algorithm optimization
  • Conjugate heat transfer and enhanced surfaces
  • Electronics cooling applications
  • Experimental validation
  • Fluid-structural interactions
  • Fouling
  • Meshing complex enhanced surface geometries
  • Multi-phase flow and phase change issues
  • User-friendly software for heat exchangers – advantages and limitations
  • Transient and periodic flows
We invite participation in the 1st ASME International Symposium on Computational Methods for Heat Exchanger Design: The 2005 Heat Transfer conference will be co-located with InterPACK05, and we are therefore encouraging researchers in micro-heat exchangers associated with electronic packaging to participate in this event by attending or presenting a paper.

Call for papers

Technical papers may be submitted by visiting the conference web site at;, and following instructions. On-line submission of manuscripts is mandatory

Who should attend this symposium?

  • Engineers and designers of process equipment
  • Software development companies
  • Heat exchanger equipment manufacturers
  • Vendors of heat exchanger and CFD codes
  • Research engineers and students
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Event record first posted on November 23, 2004, last modified on November 24, 2004

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