convective boundary condition
Hi
Can anyone tell me what on earth is convective boundary condition and how can i impose it at the outlet of my model. Thanks Mani 
Re: convective boundary condition
Hi,
It is normally used on a wall boundary condition to model heat transfer from the wall. It is not usually used at outlets. Glenn Horrocks 
Re: convective boundary condition
Well in the paper that i have infront of me they have imposed this BC at the outlet. How can i use it in CFX anyway.
Mani 
Re: convective boundary condition
Hi,
I have no idea. I can't see how imposing a convective heat transfer condition on an outlet can have any physical basis. The fluid exiting an outlet depends on the temperature upstream. Glenn Horrocks 
Re: convective boundary condition
Are you sure they were not applying a thermal radiation boundary condition? You can apply this type of boundary on an outlet in CFX.
Glenn Horrocks 
Re: convective boundary condition
Convection means something (mass, momentum, heat, concentration) is transported by the fluid; this is described by the term "div(rho u Phi)" where rho is density, u is velocity and Phi is what is transported. CFX has this convective boundary condition at outlets: for mass and momentum if you set pressure there, and for heat and concentrations this is automatically set (you cannot choose e.g. a temperature at an outlet). There comes a difficulty if pressure fluctuations reach the outlet since they can be reflected there so that the outlet is not fully "convective"; for this, try the beta feature "nonreflecting boundary conditions".

Re: convective boundary condition
Thank you Glenn & Andreas. How can i use "nonreflecting boundary condition" which i suppose is same as "convective BC". The purpose in either case would be to prevent pressure fluctuations reflecting back in flow domain right.
Mani 
Re: convective boundary condition
Ok i understand now what you meant Andreas. Thank you
Mani 
non reflecting boundary condition in OpenFoam is almost the same to convective one,
see this link ! http://caefn.com/openfoam/bcadvectivewavetransmissive 
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