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TechTip: Modeling Plate-and-Shell Heat Exchangers using Xphe Webinar

July 29, 2020 | 9:00 AM CDT (UTC -05:00)

This webinar briefly reviews HTRI research on plate-and-frame heat exchangers and plate-and-shell heat exchangers (PSHEs), focusing on the geometry differences and similarities between the two types. Xphe® is a module in Xchanger Suite® for modeling plate-and-frame heat exchangers. Using an example case, we will discuss how to use Xphe to model a PSHE. Additionally, we identify the key parameters for and limitations of modeling a PSHE using Xphe.

Registration deadline: July 27, 2020

Facilitated by LiDong Huang

Lidong huang

Principal Engineer, Experimental Research, holds a BS from Shanghai Maritime University and an MS from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied and developed methods for predicting subcooled flow boiling, film boiling, and critical heat flux. Before joining HTRI, Huang worked as an instructor and thermal engineer in the Department of Marine Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University. Since joining HTRI, he has focused primarily on boiling and two-phase flow phenomena but also has done some experimental and analytical work on plate heat exchangers, organic fouling, and single-phase mixed convection. Huang has taught numerous courses for HTRI. He is a member of ASME and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.