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Imraan June 20, 2008 10:06

Flow rate through a surface

I am using Cosmos FloWorks and need to determine the volume flow rate through a surface. I have tried using Surface Parameters, but this tool does not report any values for a surface that is not part of a solid. I have tried generating solids specifically for post processing but have not had consistent results. Seems to work fine when I only have one part, but does not always work when I have an assembly. Any advice would be appreciated.


Vik Vedantham June 20, 2008 16:31

Re: Flow rate through a surface
You can try creating a solid that has the location of interest as as one of its faces. You should be able to disable this component (NOT suppress) inside the Component Control options under your FloWorks pull-down window.

After running the analysis with the above mentioned part built in, you should be able to query surface parameters (including Volumetric Flow Rate) by selecting the face of interest now.

NOTE : Disabling the component made the volume of this component transparent to the fluid, while giving the user abilities to query results on itself.

Hope this helped!


Imraan June 24, 2008 02:26

Re: Flow rate through a surface

Thanks, that seems to have helped.


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