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Old   June 20, 2008, 10:06
Default Flow rate through a surface
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I am using Cosmos FloWorks and need to determine the volume flow rate through a surface. I have tried using Surface Parameters, but this tool does not report any values for a surface that is not part of a solid. I have tried generating solids specifically for post processing but have not had consistent results. Seems to work fine when I only have one part, but does not always work when I have an assembly. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old   June 20, 2008, 16:31
Default Re: Flow rate through a surface
Vik Vedantham
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You can try creating a solid that has the location of interest as as one of its faces. You should be able to disable this component (NOT suppress) inside the Component Control options under your FloWorks pull-down window.

After running the analysis with the above mentioned part built in, you should be able to query surface parameters (including Volumetric Flow Rate) by selecting the face of interest now.

NOTE : Disabling the component made the volume of this component transparent to the fluid, while giving the user abilities to query results on itself.

Hope this helped!

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Old   June 24, 2008, 02:26
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Thanks, that seems to have helped.

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