Plate Heat Exchanger

Model ID: 252

The model has its emphasis on heat transport in a very small heat exchanger which is commonly used in the field of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS. In this case it might be a reactive processes that needs heating.

The heat exchanger itself is constructed by stacking several pleated sheets or plates on top of each other whilst leaving a gap in between. The fluid used to transfer heat circulates in gaps between the corrugated walls.

To simplify the modeling, only a cross-section between two plates is studied. The shape of the plates are in this case sinusoidal in order to increase the heat transfer area. The model is made more relevant by making the material properties, heat capacity and viscosity, functions of temperature - a true multiphysics model.

This model was built using the following:

Heat Transfer Module