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Old   January 29, 2019, 12:20
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Hi to everybody, this is my first post here (if this isn't the right place, please tell me).
I've been asked to model a heat exchanger integrated in an axial fan casing. I wonder which software I could use for that. I have used Fluent for aerodynamics (not heat exchange) and I wanted to know if it's ok for my needings. I've also seen that there are many others (Comsol, Theseus-fe, QuickField...) Has anyone used them and can tell me if they are good for what I want? Aerodynamic losses of the fan should be studied too (if the same software can do it, it would be perfect).
I should model the behavior in case of a nearby fire, so I guess the radiation component shouldn't be negligible. Ambient humidity is another factor of study.

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I should model the behavior in case of a nearby fire, so I guess the radiation component shouldn't be negligible. I would be a non steady simulation.

Thank you very much for your attention

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Fluent works. yes.
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Old   January 31, 2019, 08:19
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Thanks for your answer, I'm relieved to hear that.
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Hi to everybody, this is my first post here (if this isn't the right place, please tell me).
I've been asked to model a heat exchanger integrated in an axial fan casing. I wonder which software I could use for that. I have used Fluent for aerodynamics (not heat exchange) and I wanted to know if it's ok for my needings. I've also seen that there are many others (Comsol, Theseus-fe, QuickField...) Has anyone used them and can tell me if they are good for what I want? Aerodynamic losses of the fan should be studied too (if the same software can do it, it would be perfect).
I should model the behavior in case of a nearby fire, so I guess the radiation component shouldn't be negligible. Ambient humidity is another factor of study.

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I should model the behavior in case of a nearby fire, so I guess the radiation component shouldn't be negligible. I would be a non steady simulation.

Thank you very much for your attention
i worked with both Fluent and COMSOL, they are it robust tools, but i would suggest you to use COMSOL, because it is much convenient and really easy to use, you can do a lot without having to write udfs, the post processing in comsol is way better than everything i've seen, the only drawback is that there is no free license for students, i got mine from the university hpc, but it was limited to only heat transfer ac/dc and fluid flow.
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