CFD Assessment of Flow Maldistribution in Plate Fin and Tube Heat Exchangers


  • Anupama Yadav
  • Pankaj Badgaiyan
  • Amit Kumar Singh



heat exchangers, plate fin and tube heat exchangers, flow maldistribution


The primary goal of this work is to use CFD assessment simulating framework is to anticipate the impact of injecting air flowing mal-distribution on heat exchanger architecture and thermal flow characteristics. Using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation-studies, determine the impact of air intake flow unequal distribution or mal-distribution on the complete redesign as well as high - temperature hydraulic performing ability of HEX (heat exchangers). The findings demonstrate that a plate as well as tube fin heating element consisting of an elongated tubular setup slanted by 30 degrees can achieve the highest temperature transmission, having a heat transfer ability of 23.22 percent greater than a (SPHEX) spherical pipe heat exchanger.


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Author Biographies

Anupama Yadav

M.Tech Scholar

ME, Thermal Engineering

Truba Institute of Engineering & Information Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Pankaj Badgaiyan

Assistant Professor

ME, Thermal Engineering

Truba Institute of Engineering & Information Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Amit Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor

ME, Thermal Engineering

Truba Institute of Engineering & Information Technology

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India


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How to Cite

Yadav, A., Badgaiyan, P. ., & Singh, A. K. . (2022). CFD Assessment of Flow Maldistribution in Plate Fin and Tube Heat Exchangers. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSCIENCE, 8(3), 15–23.