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Old   June 5, 2007, 12:56
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how to simulate the heat generated by people in a room? is that sufficient to specify Source Terms in the Fuid (air) panel under Boundary Conditions?

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Old   June 8, 2007, 11:26
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The purpose of the simulation is to determine the rate of change of temperature in a room with a number of people. it is a transient problem. I know the heat rate generated by a human body, so the boundary condition for each body is a volumetric heat source and therefore I need a volume to model the human body. since the heat generation may not be uniform inside the room, I created randomly dislocated volumes inside the room. I'm not interested in the flow around the bodies, only in the room temperature under that non-uniform heat source. How do you suggest to proceed?Can I model the volumes representing bodies as air with heat sources?Otherwise I'd need to model these volumes as solid, but I don't know any material properties! please advise! thanks
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Old   June 12, 2007, 09:01
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any suggestions? thanks
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