Heat Exchangers


Most of the heat exchangers models are based on the Cell1Dim and Flow1Dim components. Their geometry and configuration (e.g. counter-flow, cross-flow) can easily be adapted by modifying the cell arrangement.

Parallel, counter flow and cross flow models for compressible and incompressible fluids are available. More complex structure can also easily be developed by modifying the interconnections between the different fluid flow models.

In addition to the above models based on the finite volumes method, a moving boundaries heat exchanger model for evaporators has also been included. This type of model is known to be more computationally
efficient than discretized models and is less likely to be subject to chattering.