A plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that uses metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. This has a major advantage over a conventional heat exchanger in that the fluids are exposed to a much larger surface area because the fluids are spread out over the plates. The concept behind a heat exchanger is the use of pipes or other containment vessels to heat or cool one fluid by transferring heat between it and another fluid. In most cases, the exchanger consists of a coiled pipe containing one fluid that passes through a chamber containing another fluid. The walls of the pipe are usually made of metal, or another substance with a high thermal conductivity, to facilitate the interchange, whereas the outer casing of the larger chamber is made of a plastic or coated with thermal insulation, to discourage heat from escaping from the exchanger. The model is designed for water to water sides. All design aspects will be calculated beside physical properties. This is a performance model, so the user willassign the design limits for a real existing PHEX in order to discover the effectiveness and some operating conditions.
**MatLab-SimuLink should be used to run the model.
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Plate Heat Exchanger Unit (Water/Water): Performance Model
User can reform the model based on his need. Dynamic modeling is allowed.