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 hanjun September 11, 2001 08:53

how to define the backflow total temperature

hi fluent user: i want to know how to define the backflow total temperature in modeling a furnace,the help file is " sets the total temperature of the inflow stream should the flow reverse direction",i don't know the meaning. thanks

 Erwin September 13, 2001 22:33

Re: how to define the backflow total temperature

You should input an estimate of the outlet temperature. Should reversed flow occur at the outlet boundary, the program is able to give that flow a more appropriate temperature value based on your input. If no reversed flow occurs this input has no effect.

 hanjun September 16, 2001 09:20

Re: how to define the backflow total temperature

thanks you for you anwser.if only there is whirlpool in the flow,the input haven't effect?

 Erwin September 17, 2001 13:17

Re: how to define the backflow total temperature

No, the input only has effect when there is flow recirculating back into the domain again. The best way to avoid this is to move your exit boundary away from areas with vortices, for example the flow recirculation after a bend. If you can't do that, then you have to specify the backflow parameters as accurately as possible.

 thermal energy July 17, 2014 04:00

reversed flow

hi all,

ı have an rectangular geometry (lenght:76, width:27 mm). heat flux is applied from one of the vertical walls. ı have velocity inlet BC at lower part and also pressure outlet BC at upper part. velocity magnitute is zero (0) (no forced convection), initial gauge pressure is also zero and temperature is 298 K at velocity inlet BC. also, for pressure outlet BC gauge pressure is 0 and backflow temperature is set 298 K. initial temperature is also 298K.

the problem is that reversed flow occured.
"reversed flow in 34 faces on pressure-outlet 17"

the solution is converged but ı am not sure it is right or not.

any suggestion. thanks for you time.

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