Numerical Performance Analysis of Plate Type Heat Exchanger Developed for Automotive Cooling Application


  • Sheelendra Singh Sikarwar
  • Trapti Sharma
  • Ajay Bangar


Ansys, Heat Exchanger, Heat Transfer, Mass flow Rate, Performance of Heat Exchanger


This work presents a part of a complex

research program based on optimization and

design of plates for heat exchangers and

shows the results of experimental research

conducted on a plate heat exchanger with

pipe arrangement in an alternate pattern. For

transferring the heat and temperature from

one body to another body thermodynamic

laws are used in the heat exchanger. In the

early time technology which was used in heat

transferring was traditional and less inferior

effective. With the help of technologically

advanced new designs have been given to heat

exchangers. Plate heat exchanger fouling

decreases by almost 10 to 25% due to the

presence of shear stress and shear rates,

plushy turbulence, secondary flow, and

mixing and pattern of plate corrugation as

equate to shell and tube exchanger in heat

transfer. The friction factor is inferior

because of the rectangular shape plate in this

heat exchanger and the result of this plate

type heat exchanger is a boost inefficiency.