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 Rohit Tripathy September 13, 2013 08:17

Heat transfer through a pipe located within the soil.

I have to simulate the heat transfer occuring as a result of forcing air through the pipe of an Earth air heat exchanger tube. The surrounding soil is to be assumed as a heat sink .
What are the boundary conditions that i should use to correctly simulate this case ?

 AKHILESH S L September 17, 2013 01:22

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 Originally Posted by Rohit Tripathy (Post 451526) I have to simulate the heat transfer occuring as a result of forcing air through the pipe of an Earth air heat exchanger tube. The surrounding soil is to be assumed as a heat sink . What are the boundary conditions that i should use to correctly simulate this case ?
u can use velocity inlet for the air flow in the inlet side. i think so

 Rohit Tripathy September 17, 2013 01:35

yes i know that..but im having trouble with the boundary conditions modelling the heat transfer

 AKHILESH S L September 17, 2013 04:14

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 Originally Posted by Rohit Tripathy (Post 452125) yes i know that..but im having trouble with the boundary conditions modelling the heat transfer
can you please give a detailed quote of your problem? let me see if i can help...

 Kumudu December 5, 2013 02:45

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 Originally Posted by Rohit Tripathy (Post 451526) I have to simulate the heat transfer occuring as a result of forcing air through the pipe of an Earth air heat exchanger tube. The surrounding soil is to be assumed as a heat sink . What are the boundary conditions that i should use to correctly simulate this case ?

Hi,

Have u able to sove your problem?.I have to solve the same kind of problem, but my heat exchanger is circulated with water. But, geometry would be the same. Can u tell me how you use boundary conditions?. Which solver u used for this.

Thanks

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