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Old   June 3, 2013, 05:27
Default Porous medium in dehumidifier.
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Hi!

I am working on fluent for dehumidifier, so i have porous medium as spherical balls, i want to make the medium parameterised because if i create all the layers of 50 mm it takes more than a day to update. Any suggestion how to optimize it? Thanks for the reply in advance.
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If you are representing the spherical balls as porous medium, why do you need to create the layers? Can you describe your problem in detail?

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Old   June 3, 2013, 18:38
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Dear Bulmer,

Many thanks for the reply.I am attaching the image. Even i had a feeling that i am going on wrong way, so my purpose is to fill the area between substrate, i mean basically the height between two circular plates with spherical balls i.e silica gel pellets so that it dries the air. Accordingly i have to observe the heat transfer and pressure loss when i increase or decrease the height. I know there is an option known as porous medium in Ansys fluent but i am confused with direction vectors. Awaiting for your earnest reply?

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