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Old   January 13, 2005, 12:29
Default Heat exchanger - Boundary conditions
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Hi I am modelling counter-flow vertical heat exchanger. I know the inlet temperatures and inlet velocities of hot and cold streams. There will be gravity effect.

1. What outlet conditions should I choose, Pressure outlet or outflow? 2. Where should I specify the reference pressure top or bottom? and 3. What should I choose as temp outlet boundary conditions?
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Old   January 15, 2005, 06:33
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Hi!

I think you should use pressure outlet bc.As outflow bc can not be used ( ref: fluent documentation ). Can u tell me what wall bc are u using.
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Old   January 15, 2005, 10:51
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Thanks. I had taken outer walls as adiabatic and i am not able to decide boundary condition for the wall which is in between hot and cold fluid.
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Old   January 20, 2005, 06:05
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The bc's for walls between hot and cold fluids should be "temperature" for both sides. Use average temperature on both walls.
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