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#### Capabilities

- Rating (Performance Analysis)
- Sizing
- Optimization
- Phase Change Capabilities
- Fin Types
- Fin Profiles
- Required Input for Rating Analysis
- Results from Rating Analysis
- Results from Sizing Analysis
- Results from Optimization Analysis

- Calculation of Q, U, and outlet temperatures
- Calculation of heat transfer surface
- Calculation of core height, core width (for a specified heat load)
- Calculation of flow rates (for a specified heat load)

- With respect to core height, weight, width, and flow rates or a combination of these variables.

- With respect to core height, width, and flow rates or a combination of these variables. The program evaluates all viable configurations within the limits that you provide to arrive at a number of feasible solutions listed in the order in which they satisfy an optimization criterion. Criteria include minimum pressure drop, minimum heat transfer surface area, minimum power, or a combination of these.

- Single-Phase Analysis
- Two-Phase Analysis
- Non-condensable

- Rectangular, Triangular, Trapezoidal, and Wavy. Custom fin types can be supplied in the form of j/f characteristic curves.

- Plain, Serrated, and Herringbone. Custom fin types can be supplied in the form of j/f characteristic curves.

- Core height, core width, number of plates, plate thickness, plate thermal conductivity

- Fin profile, Thickness in passage, Height in passage, Pitch, Fin thermal conductivity, K-factor, Fluid density, Specific heat, Viscosity, Thermal conductivity, (or a fluid selection from the INSTED/Database)

- Total heat transfer rate
- Total heat transfer area
- U, UA
- Effectiveness
- Meant temperature difference
- NTU

- Outlet temperature
- Colburn factor
- Velocity
- Reynolds number
- Friction factor
- Pressure loss
- Power

- A design realization, showing the number of plates, heat transfer area, pressure losses, flow rates, and dimensions satisfying the sizing requirements.

Several design realizations as a function of:

- The number of plates
- The heat tranfer rate
- The pressure losses
- The flow rates
- The geometric dimensions (core height and width)