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CFD-Simulations for the development of high-performance heat exchangers

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Abstract

Improved performance and rising standards for the energy efficiency of automobiles, construction and agricultural machinery, compressors, railed vehicles, household appliances, etc. require an optimised cooling. AKG develops customised heat exchangers for every single application. Simulation software for stress analysis and optimisation of flow and heat transfer is becoming more and more important. Especially for the development of new heat exchange surfaces numerical simulations (CFD, Computational Fluid Dynamics) combined with Design of Experiments (DOE) methods are essential tools. The advantages of these tools will be shown at the example of a fin design process.

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Correspondence to Dr.-Ing. Andreas Strehlow.

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Strehlow, A., Leuschner, J. & Scheffermann, J. CFD-Simulations for the development of high-performance heat exchangers. MTZ Worldw 69, 42–45 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03226904

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Keywords

  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Acoustic Emission
  • Large Eddy Simulation