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new2CFD March 10, 2008 18:22

Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
I am new at this, but I am running STAR-CCM+ 2.08.007 and am simulating fluid flow in a solid pipe with heat transfer (3D). I am having trouble figuring out how to generate a plot of the Average Temperature vs. Location Is there an easy way to do this, or do I need to create a user-specified field function to average the temperature at different locations along the length of the pipe?

Jim March 11, 2008 15:50

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
You will need to create a series of plane sections along the length of the pipe then create an area averaged report & monitor for each. It would probably be a good idea to upgrade to the latest version (3.02) too as you can produce constrained sections which you will need if there is much of a curve in the pipe.


new2CFD March 11, 2008 17:55

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
Is there an alternative method? I am trying to generate a plot for a relatively long section and am trying to avoid having to create a large number of plane sections individually to achieve the desired data resolution. I will look into downloading the upgrade.

Adriano March 12, 2008 11:54

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
Make a slice along the length of the pipe and monitor temperature that way?

new2CFD March 12, 2008 14:10

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
Can you take the area averaged temperature at different locations along the slice? I'm not having trouble monitoring or plotting temperature, just looking for a good way to plot the Average Temperature profile. thanks for the replies

Jim March 12, 2008 16:30

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
Are you talking about averaging in time? If so there are field variance monitors available.

Adam March 13, 2008 15:57

Re: Average Temperature vs. Location, Star-CCM+
 
if a constrained plane section slice is giving the average you want, you could fairly easily make a java macro to change the location of the slice and report the value out to a file. I did a similar thing when I needed point values for temperature and velocity at ~100 different points.


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