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. 

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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.

In the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) domain, especially the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) have always been struggling with the limitations of usage due to lack of computing resources or limited computational power. The progress of applications in these fields always remained exclusive as if a club because of license issues or requirement of giant computers. So how does cloud computing makes a difference ?

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