Heat Exchanger Design using HTRI

About the Organisor

Mr. Vivekanandan Mahendran expertises in the area of Design Automation, CFD, FEA, Piping Stress analysis, Pressure Vessel Design and Heat Exchanger Thermal Design.He currently works as CEO in TryCAE Industrial Engineering Pvt Ltd. & is a principle consultant at HTRI. He is a Certified Solid Works Professional & a certified Solid Works Accredited Educator from Dassaults Systems.


Shell and tube heat exchanger have a wide application, it is worth noting that more than ninety percent of heat exchangers used in industry are of the shell and tube heat exchanger type as these heat exchangers are capable of handling a quite high load in a moderate size, they offer a great flexibility to meet almost any service requirement, they can be designed for handling high pressures and they can be easily cleaned. Consequently many researches and investigation are done towards establishing better and efficient design procedures with optimization with its characteristics and cost.


To give a broad exposure to heat exchangers & related equipment and to acquaint the students with their actual designs, involving layout, thermal and mechanical design, with real examples from the industry.


  • The student, at the end of the workshop, should be able understand HTRI suite

  • To conceive a design based on the information provided for a particular application

  • To learn the sizing of the equipment

  • To come up with a mechanical design as per the relevant codes


To be covered:

  • Xist    Xhpe Xjpe
    Design, rate, and simulate virtually any type of shell-and-tube exchanger including kettles, hairpins, thermosiphons, reflux condensers, and falling film evaporators. Xist supports all standard TEMA exchanger types, and includes integrated tools for flow-induced vibration calculations and tube layout design.

  • Xace

          Design, rate, and simulate air coolers and economizers including natural draft (fans off) and forced draft conditions. Xace includes vendor fan selection calculations and options to              simulate the effect of flow and temperature maldistribution.

  • Xfh

         Simulate the performance of cylindrical and box heaters. Xfh uses a Hottel zoning method to calculate localized radiant and process side performance. Additional  combustion and convection                   section modules allow evaluation of a complete process fired heater.

An email eclosing the payment link will be sent to the participant's registered email address after registration. A registration fee of INR 600 is to be paid towards Pragyan,NIT Trichy to complete the registration process for the workshop.

Date: 16th March

Number of participants per team: 1

Organiser: HTRI

Duration : 6 Hours


Navneeth N : +91 9003886645

Sidharth Prakash : +91 9940856660

Email Id : mechanical.ws@pragyan.org  or workshopshead@pragyan.org

1) Does the workshop have any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the workshop. Any student with a background in Chemical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering or an understanding of Thermodynamics can attend the workshop.


2) How should the payment be made for the workshop?

Payment can be made online. Payment guidelines will be mailed to the participant’s mail-id once registered.


3) On what basis are workshop registrations confirmed?

Registrations are confirmed after payment on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.


4) Will the fees paid for the workshop be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?

Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be encouraged.


5) Will accommodation be provided?

Yes. We provide accommodation depending on the availability and your place of residence. You will have to register separately for that. Stay tuned to the website for updates on accommodation.


6) Will certificates be provided?

Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the student-run ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 20121:2012 certified techno-managerial organisation of NIT Trichy will be provided after the completion of the workshop.

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