# Steady state solution as an initial condition for a transient problem

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 January 16, 2015, 17:21 Steady state solution as an initial condition for a transient problem #1 New Member   Adnan Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 6 I am relatively new to FLUENT and have a question on solution initialization of a transient problem. I am working on a transient problem which involves a fluid and a solid domain. (Similar to a quenching problem) The initial analysis that I did involves only the heat transfer in the fluid domain. For this case, I found out the steady state heat transfer solution. The next step involves the transient heat transfer in both fluid and solid domains. I want to give the steady state solution in the fluid as my initial condition. The solid is at a fixed temperature initially. When I look in the FLUENT options for solution initialization, I can only patch the liquid domain to a fixed temperature. Is there a way by which I can import the results of my steady state solution as an initial solution for the transient case? Thanks

January 17, 2015, 00:16
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 Originally Posted by adnanakhtar I am relatively new to FLUENT and have a question on solution initialization of a transient problem. I am working on a transient problem which involves a fluid and a solid domain. (Similar to a quenching problem) The initial analysis that I did involves only the heat transfer in the fluid domain. For this case, I found out the steady state heat transfer solution. The next step involves the transient heat transfer in both fluid and solid domains. I want to give the steady state solution in the fluid as my initial condition. The solid is at a fixed temperature initially. When I look in the FLUENT options for solution initialization, I can only patch the liquid domain to a fixed temperature. Is there a way by which I can import the results of my steady state solution as an initial solution for the transient case? Thanks
I have a solution in my Evernote but actually i haven't tried it yet, so if something is wrong, please correct me.
You may do this:
File-Write-Case&Data;

File-Interpolate;

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Write data and store a .ip file;
then Read and Interpolate with that .ip file.

 January 17, 2015, 00:21 #3 New Member   Zeng Liyue Join Date: Sep 2014 Posts: 21 Rep Power: 3 .....Just after I reply with that solution, I realized that method applies to interpolating data between different mesh solutions...Now I think maybe File-Read-Data will do......

January 17, 2015, 04:06
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 Originally Posted by adnanakhtar I am relatively new to FLUENT and have a question on solution initialization of a transient problem. I am working on a transient problem which involves a fluid and a solid domain. (Similar to a quenching problem) The initial analysis that I did involves only the heat transfer in the fluid domain. For this case, I found out the steady state heat transfer solution. The next step involves the transient heat transfer in both fluid and solid domains. I want to give the steady state solution in the fluid as my initial condition. The solid is at a fixed temperature initially. When I look in the FLUENT options for solution initialization, I can only patch the liquid domain to a fixed temperature. Is there a way by which I can import the results of my steady state solution as an initial solution for the transient case? Thanks
Did you run a steady state simulation in fluent!?
if yes, of course that you can use these data for the transient simulation...
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 January 19, 2015, 14:26 #6 New Member   Adnan Join Date: May 2012 Posts: 18 Rep Power: 6 Hi, I resolved the problem by solving the steady problem in the new domain by giving adiabatic conditions on the interface between the solid and liquid domain. I used that as my initial conditions and got the desired results. Thanks arizwan likes this.

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