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Michel December 15, 2003 17:56

Which CFD Package for Heat Exchangers?
 
Whoever has any experience modelling heat exchangers, Which CFD Package is better for this? Heat Exchangers of the tubes and shell type. Counterflow, parallel flow, multiphase fluids.

I'm tending for Ansys but I would appreciate any advice.

Alton Reich, PE December 16, 2003 11:08

Re: Which CFD Package for Heat Exchangers?
 
Michel,

It depends on if you are interested in sizing heat exchangers or looking at the details of flow and heat transfer.

If you need a sizing code, I would recommend Proto-HX from Proto-Power <www.protopower.com>

For details I used CFD-ACE+ <www.cfdrc.com>, but I have to admit that I work for CFDRC and might be biased.

Alton

WX December 16, 2003 12:31

Re: Which CFD Package for Heat Exchangers?
 
To be exactly, CFX of Ansys, not Flotran.

Mike Harrison December 18, 2003 17:34

Re: Which CFD Package for Heat Exchangers?
 
EFD.Lab works well for heat exchangers. If you are not a full time CFD user, you might find it better suited to your needs than some of the other, more difficult to use, codes already mentioned. Of course, I work for Nika so I'm biased. If I can help, drop me a line at mike@nikafs.com


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