Plate Heat Exchanger and Its Structure Analysis for with Standing Load with in Allowable Limit
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 spread out over the plates. Plate and frame exchangers offer the highest efficiency mechanism for heat
transfer available in industry today. Plate heat exchanger is used in many industrial and household applications like water
heater, cooling tower isolations, waste heat recovery and thermal storage systems. This paper presents a simulation that
analyzes stress during different load condition in order to improve the design of a plate heat exchanger.
Keywords - Plate heat exchanger; Structure analysis; ANSYS; Numerical simulation; Seismic load.