CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > General Forums > Main CFD Forum

CFD code for Convection + Radiation

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   December 15, 1998, 16:24
Default CFD code for Convection + Radiation
Rodrigo Lucianetti
Posts: n/a

I am interested in buying a CFD comercial code for simulating natural and forced convection in internal enclosures, involving radiation and complex 3D geometries.

I am really considering subjects like solver performance (CPU time) and robustness. I do not care about GUI facilities and "extra" Visualization tools.

I am considering between Fluent and CFX-TASCflow. What would be more apropriated?

Thanks in advance,

R. L.
  Reply With Quote

Old   December 16, 1998, 03:40
Default Re: CFD code for Convection + Radiation
Posts: n/a
CFX, definately although Flotherm may be a more appropriate and easier tool to use.
  Reply With Quote

Old   December 16, 1998, 11:41
Default Re: CFD code for Convection + Radiation
Raza Mirza
Posts: n/a
CFD-ACE+ by CFD Research Corporation has advanced capabilities for modeling Convection + Radiation. Please visit our website at
  Reply With Quote

Old   December 18, 1998, 21:01
Default Re: CFD code for Convection + Radiation
Anthony Iannetti
Posts: n/a

IN general, Fluent and the CFX 4-5 packages have advanced thermal radiation capibilities. I would have to give the advantage to Fluent. The have all of the major types of radiation models (or really simplifications to the integral equation of radition heat transfer). The has the P1 method, another simplification of the P1 method (I forget what it is called, the DTRM model, and the discrete ordinates model. It also has a carbon particulate radiation model, ans a WSGG emissivity sub model. One thing in adavnace, all of the companies are fluids people. These models are included, but very few people use them. I encounterd this when I worked on my master's thesis. So be warned, no matter who you choses, you are on your own.

  Reply With Quote

Old   December 23, 1998, 16:33
Default Re: CFD code for Convection + Radiation
Posts: n/a
Hi I didn't recommend to use FLUENT if you are going to use Radiation models. I had alot of problems with modeling radiation in Fluent. Think about some thing else.
  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A simple CFD code for teaching basic CFD? Christoph Lund Main CFD Forum 13 September 14, 2005 04:36
CFD JOBS and Expected Salary.... Noel Harrison Main CFD Forum 11 November 22, 2000 08:15
public CFD Code development Heinz Wilkening Main CFD Forum 38 March 5, 1999 12:44
What kind of Cmmercial CFD code you feel well? Lans Main CFD Forum 13 October 27, 1998 11:20
CFD Symposium (Call for Papers) Chris R. Kleijn Main CFD Forum 0 October 5, 1998 10:25

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26.