Heat transfer

Calculation and prediction of heat transfer plays an essential role for the design of industrial machines, cooling of components and temperature distribution in thermally stressed parts.

The following images show a simple optimisation of one stage of a typical tube bundle heat exchanger operated in cross flow. By changing the angle of attack thermal efficiency is increased and pressure drop decreased (compared to the base case).

We take great care of geometry implementation, mesh quality and cell sizes used by the underlying modells to ensure high quality results.

dT: Change of temperature difference (efficiency) compared to base case (0° rotation) (more is better)
dP: Change of pressure-drop (pump power) compared to base case (less is better)