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Old   April 9, 2014, 04:38
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The data are the following: I have a copper pipe through which a heat transfer fluid is circulated, the pipe is placed under the free light of the Sun and to amplify the transmitted heat from the sun I put a aluminum pipe cut on generators.

At this time I was able to simulate the influence of the sun on copper pipe.

My questions are:
1. Can I simulate the heat transmitted from the sun on the aluminum surface and then reflected on copper pipe?
2. Should I first simulate convection and radiation between aluminum and copper in another program and will then introduce them in Fluent?

Thanks

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Hello

The data are the following: I have a copper pipe through which a heat transfer fluid is circulated, the pipe is placed under the free light of the Sun and to amplify the transmitted heat from the sun I put a aluminum pipe cut on generators.

At this time I was able to simulate the influence of the sun on copper pipe.

My questions are:
1. Can I simulate the heat transmitted from the sun on the aluminum surface and then reflected on copper pipe?
2. Should I first simulate convection and radiation between aluminum and copper in another program and will then introduce them in Fluent?

Thanks

Dear anghel
How are you?
Please how can i obtain solar radiation on absorber pipe and make it as a heat flux boundary condition by ANSYS-FLUENT?

Many Thanks
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