Heat transfer coefficent for the coupled wall

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 September 22, 2009, 04:15 Heat transfer coefficent for the coupled wall #1 New Member   Join Date: Jun 2009 Posts: 22 Rep Power: 9 I am trying to simulate a fluid-solid problem. At the interface between the fliud and solid, I want to set a the heat transfer coefficient. But in Fluent, there is no such option if i choose "coupled wall" boundary condition. So I set the wall thickness at the interface in order to get the right value of heat transfer coefficient. The problem is, how to know that I set the right wall thickness, can I check the heat transfer coefficient in Fluent ?

 September 30, 2009, 10:46 #2 New Member   Tim Maguire Join Date: Sep 2009 Posts: 19 Rep Power: 8 Did you try turning on the thermal model and specifying the heat transfer coefficient for the solid? This way you do not have to specify the thickness of your wall.

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In my problem, I had two adjacent materials, solid and fluid (like mold and liquid). The solid is not just a wall, it has thickness and I want to simulate its temperature field. So I use the "coupled wall "in Fluent. In such case, I can not specify the heat transfer coefficient for the solid.

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 Originally Posted by timjm Did you try turning on the thermal model and specifying the heat transfer coefficient for the solid? This way you do not have to specify the thickness of your wall.

 October 1, 2009, 03:33 #4 New Member   Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 25 Rep Power: 9 you need not set htc. it calculates automaticaly on system of equations (navier-stokes, energy...) you can check htc in post processor. regards.

 October 1, 2009, 16:38 #5 New Member   mangal Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 7 Rep Power: 8 It is basically a conjugate heat transfer problem. Code solves the energy equation for both material (fluid and solid) together. Just make sure that you have good mesh resolution near the wall for correct/accurate heat transfer. Post processing should allow you to look at the heat transfer coefficient. Remember, heat transfer coefficient can be calculated in three different ways. 1. Based on reference temperature 2. Based on adjacent fluid temperature 3. Based on wall function. I believe if you resolve near wall region well, you should be able to get accurate HTC values

 February 24, 2010, 04:12 #6 New Member   Chua Ang Tze Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 2 Rep Power: 0 i would like to know how to get the coupled boundary condition. it is not available under thermal. also in gambit, i've already set the continuiity type to SOLID and FLUID respectively. but i couldnt get the shadow zone. please enlighten me. thanks in advance

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