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Gy. Tegze February 11, 2002 10:13

BFC basics
 
Hi All,

Can anyone suggest me some books about how BFC grid works? I have read Malalasekara: An introduction to CFD. It was good for basics, but no detailes about BFC.

Gy. Tegze

Márcio Ricardo Pivello February 13, 2002 14:01

Re: BFC basics
 
Do you mean Boundary Fitted Coordinate grids? If so, try Thompson´s classic book "Numerical Grid Generation: Foundations and Applications". You can download a free copy from the Mississipi State University website (http://WWW.ERC.MsState.Edu/publications/).

Peter Spalding February 14, 2002 07:13

Re: BFC basics
 
If I recall correctly, you guys use PHOENICS at FETI. The appropriate link, therefore, would be:

http://www.cham.co.uk/phoenics/d_pol...l/bfcintro.htm

Go to the PHOENICS Forum to request more information.

Peter

Gy. Tegze February 15, 2002 07:46

Re: BFC basics
 
Thank you very much! "Numerical Grid Generation: Foundations and Applications" is exactly what I was searching for.

Gy. Tegze February 15, 2002 08:51

Re: BFC basics
 
Thank You! I have already read it. I am planning to simulate optical fiber drawing for my PhD thesis. I am looking for the best way to simulate radiative heat transfer. I would like to implement DOM or Finite volume (control angle) to PHOENICS. Has anybody tried it yet?

Gyorgy

Rami February 17, 2002 04:14

Re: BFC basics
 
Hi Gyorgy,

We (at the Solar Facilities Research Unit, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel) had implemented a control angle RTE solver coupling to PHOENICS for simulation of volumetric solar receivers.

Rami

Gy. Tegze February 18, 2002 09:44

Re: BFC basics
 
Hi Rami, Cartesian or BFC grid did you use? In your opinion what is the best way to handle control angle overlap?

Gyorgy

Rami February 18, 2002 09:54

Re: BFC basics
 
Hi Gyorgy,

o We use BFC grid. o We treat control angle overlap by the so-called "pixelation method". I can't claim it is "best", but it makes sense theoretically and it works fine.

Gy. Tegze February 18, 2002 10:42

Re: BFC basics
 
Hi Rami, Can you suggest me some papers about "pixelation method"

Thanks,

Gyorgy

Rami February 18, 2002 11:01

Re: BFC basics
 
The original paper is J.Y. Murthy and S.R. Mathur, "Finite VolumeMethod for Radiation Heat Transfer Using Unstructured Meshes", J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer, V12 N3, pp. 313-321, 1998.

Gy. Tegze February 26, 2002 07:01

Re: BFC basics
 
Thank you!

It is a very useful article.

Gyorgy


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