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November 23, 2012, 07:54 
Heat transfer modeling with kOmegaSST at walls

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Hello everyone,
I try to figure out, how the heat transfer through a wall is calculated in fluent when using the kOmegaSST model. Unfortunately, there is nothing given in the fluent manuel. Is the laminar flow equation used, because yPlus is around 1? 

November 25, 2012, 20:12 

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Fluent uses an enhanced wall function appropriate for kOmegaSST model for all equations (including energy). If your mesh is sufficiently fine near the wall (y+ < ~10), then it is equivalent to using the the linear (laminar) model.


November 28, 2012, 05:01 

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Thanks for your replys. However, now I have found another problem on this topic:
I want to calculate the heat transfer coefficient. fluent can derive it automatically, but again I am not able to find the formulation. It should be h=(T_wallT_inf)/q_dot, where q_dot=(T_wallT_p)/dn where T_p is the temperature derived in the first cell from the wall and dn is the distance normal from the wall. What value does T_inf have? Is it the same as T_p? Is there any reference to validate how it is calculated? 

November 28, 2012, 09:35 

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Quote:
Last edited by LuckyTran; November 28, 2012 at 11:56. 

November 28, 2012, 11:34 

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So I can define T_inf in fluent?


November 28, 2012, 11:58 

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Oh yes. T_inf is a user supplied input. It is the reference temperature that is user specified in the reference values. It is specified as a constant. If you want to use a variable T_inf you will need to modify the fluent code (use a UDF).
The wall heat flux and surface temperature are determined from the solution. The heat transfer coefficient is then calculated by applying Newton's law of cooling and using Tref (the reference temperature specified in the reference values). 

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