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Effect of number of baffles on flow and pressure drop in a shell side of a shell and tube heat exchangers

Sadikin, A. and Khian, N. Y. and Hwey, Y. P. and Al-Mahdi, H. Y. and Taib, I. and Sadikin, Aziatul Niza and Md. Salleh, S. and Ayop, S. S. (2018) Effect of number of baffles on flow and pressure drop in a shell side of a shell and tube heat exchangers. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 48 (2). pp. 156-164. ISSN 2289-7879

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Abstract

The effect of number of baffles on flow and pressure drop on a shell side of shell-andtube heat exchangers was studied. In the present study, a set of CFD simulations using FLUENT version 17.0 from ANSYS were used to analyze the flow in the single shell and single tube pass heat exchangers consists of 20 mm diameter of tubes in staggered configuration with a variable number of baffles. The simulations were undertaken to inform on how the fluid flowed within the shell side of shell-and-tube heat exchangers. The results show that the variable number of baffles and baffle spacing in a heat exchanger strongly affect the flow pattern and pressure drop. This is consistent with other published data.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heat exchangers, shell-and-tube, baffle spacing, CFD
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:85371
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:31 Mar 2020 22:48
Last Modified:31 Mar 2020 22:48

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