Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19126.96.36.199
Title & Authors
The thermal and flow analysis in the channel of plate heat exchanger with dimples Lee, Gwan-Su; Jeong, Je-Won; Baek, Chang-In;
The present work analyzes the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics of the plate heat exchanger with staggered dimples. The flow is assumed to be constant property, three dimensional and laminar. A thermal boundary condition is uniform wall temperature and it is assumed that the flow is periodically fully developed. Elliptic grid generation is used for proper modelling of the internal tube geometry with dimples. Computations have been carried out for a variety of geometric parameters, Reynolds number, and Prandtl number. The friction factor ratio and the ratio of a module average Nusselt number are presented for the cases considered in this study. It is found that the distance between dimples has a substantial effect on the pressure drop and heat transfer.