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Old   June 12, 2015, 09:56
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Hello Foamers,

i have a question to the viewFactorCoeffs from the radiationProperties when the viewFactor model is selected.
I had a look in the viewFactor.C and i'm not sure if there is a bug or i misunderstood the code, but i see no difference in calculating the radiation when i set constantEmissivity to true or false. I run a testcase and the results are also the same.
Can anybody explain what this option does and what it is for?

Thanks for your help!

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Old   June 12, 2015, 10:36
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As far as I understand the Code there is the difference that in the constant case the CLU is computed only in the first iteration (Line 552) and kept constant for all following calculations, in which other things might happen in the geometry. Apart from the the calculation is the same, yes. Concerning your test case I can't tell you much because I don't know how the model works, but I guess we need at least a hint how you tried to determine the differences . Might dependt on the case.

As to the CLU, I just copied this abbr, from the code, and have no clue yet what it means. It seems to be related to the constantEmission in a way I haven't yet understood, but I don't care much about the ViewFactors model.
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Hello Timm,
At first thanks very much for your help.
I interpret the code as following:
CLU is the inverted matrix of C. And i think C is the CoeffMatrix for the viewFactors or the radiation. Until now i'm not really sure.
If the constantEmissivity is true CLU is calculated and used to calculate q.
If it's false C is used to calculated q.
But both calculation are equal.
So q do not differ. I change the source code of the viewFactor.C complied it new and gave me q out.
And q is the same. No difference. I also looked on CLU and C and they are also the same. I don't know why...

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Old   June 15, 2015, 02:22
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Hi Timm,
now i see what you mean. You are right. When the constantEmissivity is set to true, the CLU matrix is only generated one time(at Iteration 0). When it is set to false, C is genereated each number of steps one have specified for solverFreq in the radiationProperties.
Thanks very much!

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