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Old   October 21, 2013, 11:59
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Hello everyone!
I am simulating heat transfer in a solid domain coupled with fluid flow in an adjacent domain. The interface between the two is GGI type with conservative interface flux. In CFX setup, I prescribed a liquid inflow temperature of 25 C and a fixed temperature of 25 C for the solid wall.
But in the results, the solid wall temperature has for some reason been violated near the interface. I hope the attached image can make things clearer. This image is from results of a converged mesh which makes me unsure as to whether this is a meshing issue. What am I missing here?
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Old   October 21, 2013, 17:32
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Can you describe what you are modelling? What is the fluid - is it compressible? turbulent?
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Old   October 21, 2013, 23:41
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I am doing conjugate heat transfer with a solid around which there is a liquid (water, as available in CFX materials library) flowing in the axial direction. The cold end of the solid is at 25 C and the hot end is at 65 C. Heat will be conducted in the solid from 65 C to 25 C. The water is flowing from the cold side of the solid to the hot side. The idea is for water to pick up heat along the length of the solid and redeposit it at the hot (65 C) side. The fluid is incompressible and the flow is laminar.
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Can you show a more complete picture of the temperature field?
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Old   October 22, 2013, 00:24
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Here is the temperature plot.
The middle domain is solid and both the left and right domains are water.
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Old   October 22, 2013, 05:14
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Yes, and what does your top image show? Where is that? You really need to explain what you are doing if we are to have any hope of helping you.
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Old   October 22, 2013, 05:37
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Here is the top image you wanted. I have zoomed in near the interface so that the variation can be observed properly.
Is there some other info you need? I have already stated the boundary conditions and the nature of the interface.
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Old   October 22, 2013, 06:59
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This is probably just the boundary getting a bit confused with hybrid/conservative values. If that is the case then it is just a post-processing artefact and is not important.
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Thanks for all your help.
In the plots that I sent you, the values were all hybrid. In that case, shouldn't the real boundary condition values have been displayed?
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Yes, but on which boundary? The interface or the wall? The wall is defined as one temperature and the interface will be at another - so how does the post-processor render that? That is why I suggest it is just a post-processing issue.
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