Modeling the thermal behavior of fluid flow inside channels using an artificial locally linear neuro-fuzzy approach


  • A Hashemian
  • T Babaie
  • C Lucas



Enhanced surface heat exchangers are commonly used all worldwide. If applicable, due to their complicated geometry, simulating corrugated plate heat exchangers is a time-consuming process. In the present study, first we simulate the heat transfer in a sharp V-shape corrugation cell with constant temperature walls; then, we use a Locally Linear Neuro-Fuzzy method based on a radial basis function (RBFs) to model the temperature field in the whole channel. New approach is developed to deal with fast computational and low memory resources that can be used with the largest available data sets. The purpose of the research is to reveal the advantages of proposed Neuro-Fuzzy model as a powerful modeling system designed for predicting and to make a fair comparison between it and the successful FLUENT simulated approaches in its best structures.


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How to Cite

Hashemian, A., Babaie, T. and Lucas, C. (2008) “Modeling the thermal behavior of fluid flow inside channels using an artificial locally linear neuro-fuzzy approach”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 2(2), pp. 207-222. doi: 10.1260/175095408785416965.