Tine Baelmans

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Tine Baelmans

Vice Rector for Educational Policy at KU Leuven



TITLE: Automated design optimization of advanced 3D-printed heat exchangers


Heat exchangers (HEX) are critical and indispensable components in thermal energy conversion systems in all industrial sectors and numerous end‐user applications. A further increase in their efficiency could save a lot of energy worldwide. Additive manufacturing processes widen their possible geometries. 


The IAMHEX-project aims at the automated design of optimized heat exchangers with innovative 3D-printed heat transfer surfaces, while ensuring their manufacturability from the start. The IAMHEX-project targets a 15 to 30 % increase in energy efficiency for the same overall heat exchanger volume or material use.

Short Overview

Modelling & Digitalisation

By Tine Baelmans, KU Leuven

Timing & Location

15:05 - 15:25 pm | Room 4


In-depth Lecture Sessions part 1

11 may, 2022

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Room 1, 2, 3 & 4