Heat exchangers using MATLAB SIMULINK – BMSIT, Bengaluru

Title: Heat exchangers using MATLAB SIMULINK

 Abstract of the Project:

Heat exchangers are devices used to transfer heat energy from one fluid to another. Typical heat exchangers experienced by us in our daily lives include condensers and evaporators used in air conditioning units and refrigerators. Boilers and condensers in thermal power plants are examples of large industrial heat exchangers. There are heat exchangers in our automobiles in the form of radiators and oil coolers. Heat exchangers are also abundant in chemical and process industries. For steady state considerations, you can often use the LMTD approach to calculate temperatures and heat transfer for heat exchangers.

In this project we use LMTD (Logarithmic mean temperature difference) method to determine the temperature driving force for heat transfer in flow systems, most notably in heat exchangers.

Application of the project:

  • Condensors
  • Evaporators
  • Refrigirators
  • Boilers
  • Power Plants
  • Automobiles—Radiators and Air-coolers

Key take away for Students

  • Entry to Automotive Domain.
  • Developing modelling skills
  • Co-relate between the theoretical and practical problems
  • Simulation hands on Experience
  • Developing problem solving skills.

Work Plan

Heat exchanger only for Steady State can be modeled using Matlab Simscape, the following parameters can be tuned and changed

  1. Temperature of the walls in the Heat Exchanger
  2. Dimensions of the Heat Exchangers
  3. Laminar and Turbulent Flow
  4. Flow arrangements(Parallel and Counter)
  5. Multi pass Flow arrangement and many more.

 Services offered by JVKR

  • Involvement in the Live Projects and prototypes.
  • Exposure to Industrial Technology in Automotive domain.
  • Trainings offered which are required for the projects modules.
    • MATLAB
    • Simulink
    • GUIDE
  • Hands on experience in Industry projects.
  • Consistent Support offered.