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Table 7. Algorithm to define the flow direction [6].

for 2 to
for 1 to
Side I 2 1 2 1
1
end
end
for 2 to
for 1 to
2 1 2 1
if = 1: 1
Side II if = 1: 1
if = 1: 1
if = 1: 1
end
end

Table 8. Example data


PLATE CHARACTERISTICS
1.38 m 50 °
0.535 m Φ 1.15
3.7 mm 0.6 mm
150 mm 17 W/m·K
PROCESS-WATER COOLING-WATER
, 87.0 °C , 20.0 °C
26.0 kg/s 62.5 kg/s
CONSTRAINTS
80 150 90%
10 ∆ 20 psi 0 ∆ 25 psi
0.0 m/s 0.6 m/s

It can be seen from the Tables that the simulations using the two models resulted in values that were very close. It is
important to point out that the closed-form equations are only applicable when the end effects can be neglected (in the
present case, when the number of thermal plates was greater than 40).

Table 9. Thermal effectiveness of RS for both mathematical models


(differential equation model) (closed-form model)
#

1 80 1 2 0 80.1 80.3 80.3 80.1 80.4 80.4 80.4 80.4


2 80 2 1 1 80.3 80.1 80.3 80.1 80.4 80.4 80.4 80.4
3 81 1 2 0 80.3 80.3 80.3 80.3 80.6 80.6 80.6 80.6
4 83 2 1 1 80.5 80.5 80.5 80.5 80.8 80.8 80.8 80.8
5 84 1 2 0 80.5 80.8 80.8 80.5 80.9 80.9 80.9 80.9
6 84 2 1 1 80.8 80.5 80.8 80.5 80.9 80.9 80.9 80.9
7 85 1 2 0 80.8 80.8 80.8 80.8 81.0 81.0 81.0 81.0
8 87 2 1 1 80.9 80.9 80.9 80.9 81.2 81.2 81.2 81.2
9 88 1 2 0 80.9 81.2 81.2 80.9 81.3 81.3 81.3 81.3
10 88 2 1 1 81.2 80.9 81.2 80.9 81.3 81.3 81.3 81.3
11 89 1 2 0 81.2 81.2 81.2 81.2 81.4 81.4 81.4 81.4
12 91 2 1 1 81.4 81.4 81.4 81.4 81.6 81.6 81.6 81.6
13 92 1 2 0 81.3 81.6 81.6 81.3 81.7 81.7 81.7 81.7
14 92 2 1 1 81.6 81.3 81.6 81.3 81.7 81.7 81.7 81.7
15 93 1 2 0 81.6 81.6 81.6 81.6 81.8 81.8 81.8 81.8
16 95 2 1 1 81.7 81.7 81.7 81.7 82.0 82.0 82.0 82.0
17 96 1 2 0 81.7 81.9 81.9 81.7 82.1 82.1 82.1 82.1
18 96 2 1 1 81.9 81.7 81.9 81.7 82.1 82.1 82.1 82.1
19 97 1 2 0 81.9 81.9 81.9 81.9 82.2 82.2 82.2 82.2
20 144 2 3 0 71.8 71.7 92.8 92.9 71.8 71.8 93.0 93.0
21 144 3 2 1 71.7 71.8 92.8 92.9 71.8 71.8 93.0 93.0
22 149 3 2 1 71.7 71.7 93.0 93.0 71.7 71.7 93.2 93.2
Optimal configurations

7. CONCLUSIONS
In this chapter it was presented the development of two models for the design and optimization of plate heat