Simulating Heat Transfer
I'm new to this forum and I hope you can help me. :)
Concerning my thesis i have got to simulate convective heat transfer inside an autoclave as well as the heat transfer on a Tool placed inside the autoclave.
I am still learning to use ANSYS CFX at the moment. So I want to do some simple test simulations about convective heat transfer from fluid to a solid square inside a duct. I want to simulate the heating of the square from an initial temperature of 300 K, while to sourrounding fluid has a temperature of 1000 K.
The fluid domain is meshed with tetrahedrons and inflation layers near the square. The Solid is meshed with a structured mesh.
The fluid is air at 25°C, Reference pressure 1 atm, Turbulence Model SST, while the square is of aluminium. I have set both, fluid and solid Heat Transfer to Thermal energy.
I have set a domain Interface between solid and fluid and have set heat transfer to conservative interface flux with a contact resistance of 120 W/mēK.
The condition at the inlet of the duct are 3 m/s Normal Speed and a temperature of 1000 K. Outlet is Relative Pressure 0 Pa.
First i did a steady state simulation with the above parameters and afterwards a transient simulation with initial values from the steady state simulation. The timesteps are 2 min and total time is 30 min.
My first results do not seem to be correct. The steady state simulation shows a uniform temperature profile in the square AND the fluid of 1000K. The transient simulation doenst change over time and has the same temperature profile in every timestep.
Acutally I am expecting a time dependent heating of the square.
1. Do i have to set the temperature at the inlet to 1000 or 300 K in the steady state simulation?
2. Do I have to choose smaller timesteps?
3. What am I doing wrong? :)
Hope you get my problem. If not, please ask me.
Thanks for help.
I suppose you have to use coupled boundary condition between for Fluid sloid interface. It is taken by default even if u dont define any interface and flux conservation is satisfied there. Inlet at 1000k in Fluid domain is fine, Initialize solid domain with 300 K.
Why do you have a contact resistance between solid and fluid domains? What does this represent?
Here is the general FAQ on accuracy: http://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Ansys..._inaccurate.3F
Thank you for answering.
The problem was that there has been a uniform temperature profile in transient simulation.
I did the setup without contact resistance and just a transient simulation now. This gives better results now.
Do I have to adjust the solid and the fluid mesh for a better result(Contact Sizing)?
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