Heat Exchangers have always been critical devices in industries ranging from thermal power plants, chemical process industry and recently among heat recovery equipment. In their efforts to utilize every BTU of available heat energy, product design engineers aim to develop the most efficient heat exchanger designs. Different type of heat exchangers exists in industry ranging from shell and tube, plate heat exchanger to direct contact heat exchanger.

The article is about a popular model available in ANSYS FLUENT, the solar load model (SLM). Here we will try to understand the simple overview of SLM and also have a demo video of a test case created using  for setting up the SLM. To understand its significance it would be interesting to understand the physics happening when we say solar loading. 

Heat exchangers have always been critical devices in industries ranging from thermal power plants, chemical process industry and recently among heat recovery equipments. In their efforts to utilize every BTU of available heat energy, product design engineers aim to develop the most efficient heat exchanger designs.  Different type of heat exchangers exists in industry ranging from shell and tube, plate heat exchanger to direct contact heat exchangers.

A turbine is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work. A turbine is a turbo machine with at least one moving part called a rotor assembly, which has a shaft or drum with blades attached. Moving fluid acts on the blades so that they move and impart rotational energy to the rotor.

Having already gone through the earlier blogs particularly, Multiphase Flow Modeling using CFD  wherein we discussed about multiphase flow physics i.e. What is a multiphase flow? What are its classifications ? and Mathematical Treatments in CFD Modeling of Multiphase Flows where we explained about the different mathematical modeling approaches and differences between them. 

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