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well...
Im trying to simulate a matrix of wallmounted cubes (representing buildings in urban area) and I have a streamwise periodic boundary condition. As to account for effect of solar load in urban temperature distribution, Im using solar calculator with Do radiation model. Im also accounting for buoyancy and used boussinesq approximation. The most annoying problem that I have is with conduction heat transfer. Fluent dont have the option to show this flux but I used custom field function and the value is relatively small. .... So technically, Im interested in having all heat transfer terms separately. I believe the value of heat transfer flux in fluent is accounting for radiative and convective terms and the heat transfer coefficient is not only convective. anyway, tnx for the help. Cheers Negin 

September 8, 2012, 12:18 

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Negin...
You are right... it computes all types of heat transfer. I suggest you to have a look at Fluent User Guide... it somehow show you what is the used equation in the background, basically I mean this section: 31.4 Alphabetical Listing of Field Variables and Their Definitions in Fluent 6.2. ... I hope it works, it helped me when I was struggling with the definition of y+ in a turbulent case and Nusselt number when I wanted to show it to the TA! Mohammad 

September 9, 2012, 15:41 

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( i make the 2d model of shell and tube heat exchanger and mesh it but when select heat exchanger model in fluent it give error that primary and auxiliary regions are not overlapping ..... so plz help me what i do .... i'm new to use ansys plz give reply on samiullahh09me08.muet@gmail.com


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Hi Mohammad,
I am trying to simulate for the Nusselt number for a phase change material in a 2d square cavity (left is hot wall and right one is the cold). can you please help me how to do that.. 

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Could you explain more about your case and definition of the Nusselt number there (how it is defined) ? 

March 27, 2013, 00:46 

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Thanks Mohammad for reply.
My case is like..its a 2D square cavity filled with water and then I am diffusing some percentage of copper nanoparticles in it. I want to plot the values of Nusselt number against the various values of Gr number (1e31e5) and solid fraction of nanoparticles. In Ansys Fluent how to do that, I don't know. Thanks Ravi 

May 29, 2014, 06:03 
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in my case ,im modelling parallel pipe flow heat exchanger ,i need to plot local nusselt number vs reynolds number and need to find average nusselt number ? as you said , i can get surface heat transfer coefficient and multiply with L/K , but ive got different answer than stated by surface nusselt number (in surface integrals ) ?? help me out


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Hi
i want to calculate average nusselt number around the sphere I red thermal conductivity and others properties of water in 293.15 k And surface temperature of sphere is 400 k I used RNG kE method to solved this problem in ansys fluent 15 my problem condition is steady Wall is symmetry . Outlet is presser outlet .inlet is by 293.15 temperature and sphere defined as wall by 400k constant temperature Reference length value is set as particle diameter My question is what is temperature reference value? Please help me When I set it in 293.15 My computational nusselt number for Reynolds between 0.6617 to 661.7 is very accurate but in 6617 a little non accurate and in high Reynolds its non accurate What's my mistake? What's the accurate temperature reference value? Please help me and if it possible completely explain my mistake Thanks a lot 

September 1, 2014, 09:04 
Calculating nusselt numbers if fluent

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hi buddies
i have modeled a square box in fluent for natural convection at different Ra number,a square that have 4 walls that 2 of them are adiabatic(top and bottom wall) and one of them has high temp(left wall) and the other is cold(right wall),i have solved it and all of my contours are correct,that shows my solution is correct,I have problem for calculating surface nusselt nember,the surface nusselt number that fluent shows is incorrect,can any body help me to calculate the correct nusselt number for surface? best regards Thanks Last edited by faraz92; September 21, 2014 at 17:20. 

November 23, 2014, 01:18 
Average nusselt number calculation in fluent

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My problem is to calculate the average Nusselt number and friction factor in fluent for a solar air heater with smooth wall rectangular duct in which heat flux is applied on one side of the duct, whereas the other 3 sides are insulated ..The problem was solved in 2d.and the flow is fully developed..I calculated the heat transfer coefficient using h=qw(TwTm), where qw is the heat flux applied, Tw is the average wall temperature, Tm is the average of mean bulk temperature calculated at different locations..But my results are not matching with the DittusBoelterequation.... Can anybody reply what is the correct way to calculate the average Nu??? Thanks with regards Reli John 

November 23, 2014, 04:18 

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Hey just checking.
Is there a typo that u missed the division sign? "/" H=qw/(twtm) 

November 23, 2014, 05:32 

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The division sign is included...it was a typing error


November 23, 2014, 05:51 

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Can you explain your problem and settings in more details?
What are the boundary conditions/models used? How do you calculate Tm? and so fort! 

November 23, 2014, 06:39 
Nusselt number calculation in fluent

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To simulate the flow, I considered a 2d rectangular domain...At one side of the domain(i.e. at the top), is placed an Aluminium plate of 0.5 mm thickness...To calculate Tm, I constructed two vertical lines, one at the inlet and the other at the outlet..den calculated the mass weighted temperature(from surface report) at each of these two lines, then took the average of these two to calculate the Tm.....To calculate Tw, I plotted Temp vs x at the interface of fluid(air) and solid(Al plate), wrote down the values in an excel file and calculated the average of these values to obtain Tw.....But still I am getting average Nusselt number value much higher than that of DittusBoelter eqn......


November 23, 2014, 06:41 
Nusselt number calculation in fluent

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The boundary calculations are velocityinlet with temp 300K at inlet, pressure outlet at the outlet, constant heat flux at the top of Al plate, coupled boundary condition at the interface of air and Al, and the remaining boundaries are insulated....


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October 8, 2015, 06:20 
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how to calculate avergae nusselt in transient natural convection for different time step


June 17, 2016, 09:00 
how to determine nusselt number in fluent

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i am doing cfd analysis of shell and tube heat exchanger with boundary condition of mass flow rate and inlet and outlet temp of respective hot and cold fluid with outlet temp of hot gas unknown.I havnt apply any wall flux. Now when i am checking for surface nusselt number am getting absurd value as high as 712 .can anyone help me how to get the actual theoritical value of 20 and so..


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My nusselt number becomes zero all over the domain. What should I do?!
The case is a 2D upipe with a constant heat flux from walls. The temperature seems to be OK i guess but Nu=0 for every node. 

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