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 August 5, 2011, 20:26 Question about Axisymmetric solver. #1 New Member   Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 8 Sponsored Links Hi all I'm doing a study with a 2D axisymmetric setting. In this study, there is a particular zone that acts as an energy source. This semicircular zone is intended to be rotated about the axis to model a spherical region of plasma. Now, I have defined an energy source term within that zone, and I know the total energy deposited per second within the sphere (7W), and I know that this small region has a radius of 0.25 mm. Now, calculating the volumetric heating as simply Power/Volume results in a figure of the order 10^10 W/m3 Now, my question is this: I'm unsure if I should be calculating the volumetric heating based upon the volume, as I've done above, or if I should simply calculate it over the semicircular area, which is then integrated around the axis BY FLUENT automatically - I have no idea what Fluent would actually do, so I'm hoping someone who's experienced in axisymmetric solution can advise me on this. Thanks in advance.

 August 8, 2011, 10:17 #2 Senior Member   JSM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: India Posts: 168 Rep Power: 13 Hi, You need to give the full source as like 3D analysis. No need to convert the source to axi symmetric analysis. __________________ With regards, JSM

 August 8, 2011, 17:13 #3 New Member   Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 8 OK, awesome. That means I've done it right then. Thanks.

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