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alavar September 26, 2012 15:31

Materials Assigned to Walls
 
When setting up a problem in Fluent, there are materials assigned (automatically) to the walls, even though the walls have thickness of zero. I believe these material setting is not critical, i.e., I won't need to change them from the default (it seems to be aluminum, or another material I have used somewhere in my model). Can someone please confirm if my assumption is correct? (or let me know if I am wrong).

Thanks.
AM

nenazarian September 27, 2012 15:30

It depends on your simulation.
for instance It might be used if you are accounting for thermal inertia in your case.

Kwiaci September 28, 2012 13:08

Yes, If you keep wall thickness equal to zero it is neglected in calculations and material doesn't matter.


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