Experimental Analysis of Heat Exchanger and Simulation of Result Using Solid Works Software
Author Name : Mukul Sangwan, Manpreet Singh
ABSTRACT Heat exchangers one of the most important heat and mass transfer apparatus in industries like electric power generation, oil refining and chemical engineering etc. are designed with preciseness for optimum performance and long service life. Shell and Tube heat exchangers are having special importance in boilers, oil coolers, condensers, pre-heaters. They are also widely used in process applications as well as the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The robustness and medium weighted shape of Shell and Tube heat exchangers make them well suited for high pressure operations. The basic configuration of shell and tube heat exchangers, the thermal analysis and design of such exchangers form an included part of the mechanical, thermal, chemical engineering scholars for their curriculum and research activity. Here we analyses counter flow and parallel flow heat exchanger by experimentally and analytical by using solid works software. By using Solid works we find the all the data result for parallel and counter-flow. This also consist of experimental data of counter flow and parallel flow heat exchanger and simulate the over data on software using solid works. Simulation gives different flow of trajectory and flow of heat from hot and cold water. This method used in design of heat exchanger with a baffle cut of 25%. All the procedure have done to find which flow have better, counter-flow or parallel flow and what are the safe design of a heat exchanger. The result obtained from this shows us that the desired properties from a heat exchanger i.e. overall heat transfer coefficient, shear stress, heat flux, and other factors which are helpful for the design of heat exchanger. In both results we find the difference between the experimental value and the analytical value of overall heat transfer coefficient value. The difference is found due to fouling factor, cavitations and design of heat exchanger.