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Simulating Evaporator of a Refrigerant Cycle

Question asked by Nich Vnn on May 9, 2018
Latest reply on May 11, 2018 by Mark Keown

Hello and I hope you all are having a nice day!


     Recently I wanted to try simulating an Evaporator to cool Air to make sure the heat exchanger is capable of such cooling capacity (about 350,000 Btu/hr and chilling air from 50 C to 5 C). Can solidworks flow simulation simulate the refrigerant after a thermal expansion valve? I have tried running sim with Air (gas) and Refrigerant (fluid) and realised that the refrigerant inlet can only configure fluid temperature and not pressure. Additionally, can solidworks simulate phase change of the refrigerant ?


At this point I am at a loss and felt it is time to consult with you gurus. I would really appreciate all your help!


Thank you.