Compensation l'effet de la plaque d'extrémité sur le transfert de chaleur dans des échangeurs de chaleur à plaques brasées

Translated title of the contribution: Compensating for the end-plate effect on heat transfer in brazed plate heat exchangers

Wenzhe Li, Pega Hrnjak

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Abstract

The two end plates in plate heat exchangers transfer heat through contact with the corrugated surface of the adjacent thermal plate. This phenomenon effectively increases the active heat transfer area and significantly affects the heat transfer when the heat exchanger has a very small number of plates. That is especially important when such a heat exchanger is used for the determination of the heat transfer coefficient in the development of heat transfer correlations. This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the effect of the end plate on heat transfer in brazed plate heat exchangers. The governing equations are derived through the energy balance analysis for a small element of the end plate. Numerical and analytical models are developed to solve the governing equations. The predictions by the two models agree well with each other. The heat transfer data for single-phase water in the BPHEs with different numbers of plates are used to validate the developed models. Both experiments and theoretical analyses show that the influence of the end plate is more significant in a heat exchanger with a small number of plates and a lower convective heat transfer coefficient. An iteration algorithm is developed to compensate for the end-plate effect in the development of heat transfer correlations.

Translated title of the contributionCompensating for the end-plate effect on heat transfer in brazed plate heat exchangers
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume126
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Brazed plate heat exchanger
  • End-plate effect
  • Heat transfer area
  • Heat transfer correlations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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