CAD Projection of Heat Transfer Equipment for Processes and Power Systems
FSI-KT0Acad. year: 2018/2019
In relation to Heat Transfer seminar, this seminar provides more advanced and profound knowledge on design of process and power equipment for heat exchange, especially knowledge on design, rating and simulation calculation of convection heat exchangers for single-phase and two-phase applications. Seminar presents possibilities of application of particular world recognized professional software systems (HTRI Xchanger Suite, CHEMCAD) on tasks from industrial practice.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will learn to use CAD for design and analysis of process and power equipment and related activities; they will further obtain overview of available software and their application for concrete practical tasks.
Students have passed Heat Transfer and Hydraulic Processes seminars.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Walkenbach J., Excel 2010 Power Programming With VBA, Wiley Publishing, Inc., ISBN: 0470475358, 2010
Stephan P. (editor-in-chief), VDI-GVC: VDI Heat Atlas, 2nd. ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
Rayaprolu K.: Boilers for power and process, CRC Press, 2009.
Breden M., Schwimmer M., Excel 2007 VBA – Velká kniha řešení, Computer Press, a.s., Brno, 2009
CHEMCAD Version 6, User Guide, Chemstations, 2007
Hewit G.F. (ed.), Heat Exchanger Design Handbook 1998, Begell House, Inc., New York (1998)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught a form of exercise that focuses on practical management of the presented topic.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course is classified as compulsory-facultative seminar; it is not graded. Assessment consists of award of credit. Course-unit credit requirements: compulsory and active participation in seminars and obtaining in sum at least 10 points.
Language of instruction
Student will acquire deeper understanding of (thermal-hydraulic) design of process and power equipment (especially design of heat exchangers of various construction types) and existing computer aided design systems; application of software systems for analysis of existing and design of new heat exchangers and related activities will be further presented. Students will in detail learn about possibilities of world recognized professional software systems (HTRI Xchanger Suite, CHEMCAD) and how to work with them.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance at seminars is compulsory and checked.
Credit will be awarded to students who attend the lessons regularly and actively (regular attendance means attendance at minimum of 75 % of the seminar, i.e. 10 lessons out of total 13).
Type of course unit
seminars in computer labs
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Lessons in computer labs:
1. week: introduction to the course content and working method. Introduction into design, check and simulation calculations of convection heat exchangers. Start up with calculations of heat exchangers in CHEMCAD software and examples of related activities.
2. week: continuation and advancement of heat exchangers calculations in CHEMCAD software with examples of advanced options and interactions with other software systems and activities.
3. week: aspects of simulation heat exchangers’ calculations. Introduction to HTRI Xchanger Suite software system and types of individual modules. Simple examples for adoption of basic work with software system (input data entry, software options, format of final protocol, etc.).
4. week: introduction to Xphe module – plate type heat exchangers.
5. week: practical application – solving tasks using Xphe modules.
6. week: introduction to Xist module –„shell-and-tube“heat exchangers.
7. week: practical application - solving tasks using Xist modules.
8. week: practical application - solving tasks using Xist modules.
9. week: introduction to Xace module – air coolers and economizers.
10. week: practical application – solving tasks using Xphe modules.
11. week: practical application – solving tasks using Xphe modules.
12. week: practical application – solving tasks using Xphe modules.
13. week: practical application – solving tasks using Xphe modules.
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