Cell-based dynamic heat exchanger models - direct determination of the cell number and size

Petar Varbanov, Jiří Klemeš, Ferenc Friedler

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Large amounts of thermal energy are transferred to for heating or cooling in the industry as well as in the other sectors. Typical examples are crude oil preheating, ethylene plants, exothermic and endothermic reactions and many others. Heat exchangers frequently operate under varying conditions. Their appropriate use in flexible heat exchanger networks as well as maintenance/reliability related calculations require adequate models for estimating their dynamic behaviour. Cell-based dynamic models are very often used to represent heat exchangers with varying arrangements. The paper describes a direct method and a visualisation technique for determining the number of the modelling cells and their size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010



  • Cell models
  • Dynamic heat exchanger modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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