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Priya February 1, 2008 11:42

Handling on exothermic energy - Urgent
 
Hello,

I am modeling a fuel cell and have the reaction mechanism switched on at the anode side. I would like to know how Fluent handles the exothermic energy released from the reaction of H2-O2. Is it included as a source term in the energy reaction automatically or should I explicitly give that as a energy source term for the volume ?

Thank you!

xc February 2, 2008 21:09

Re: Handling on exothermic energy - Urgent
 
It should be included automatically. You can run one simple case to check the T change. xc.

Priya February 4, 2008 15:01

Re: Handling on exothermic energy - Urgent
 
Thank you XC ! I did that right after I posted the question and found that the heat is added as source term for the volume where the reaction takes place.


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