# Conductive Heat Transfer in OpenFoam?

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 December 4, 2009, 10:26 Conductive Heat Transfer in OpenFoam? #1 New Member   Join Date: Dec 2009 Posts: 3 Rep Power: 16 Hi everyone, i am new to OpenFoam and Linux, and i have a quick question: Is there a way to calculate conductive heat transfer from a fluid to a solid, for example hot water flows through a pipe and cools down by loosing heat to the pipe. I found the chtMultiRegionFoam, but isn`t there an easier way by setting a boundary condition to a special temperature or anything like that? Because i am not interested in the solid part, i just want to know the temperature-field of the fluid... Thanks a lot, Flo

 December 13, 2009, 07:45 #2 Member   MSR CHANDRA MURTHY Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 33 Rep Power: 17 If you are interested in solving fluid zone only, considering heat transfer to the solid walls, 1) chtMultiRegionFoam is not the correct choice 2) try to use simpleFoam or any other incompressible solver (for water) by applying convective heat transfer boundary condition at the fluid boundary(fluid solid interface) 3) to calculated heat transfer coefficient, use any standard empirical correlation from any heat transfer hand book 4) use timevaryingmappedfixedvalue, if your bc changes temporally as well as spatially

 December 16, 2009, 14:05 Name of BC #3 New Member   Join Date: Dec 2009 Posts: 3 Rep Power: 16 Hi, thanks for the information. Do you know the name of the Boundary Condition to set HeatFlux through the walls? Greetings, FloK

 December 17, 2009, 04:41 #4 Senior Member   Stefan Herbert Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Darmstadt, Germany Posts: 129 Rep Power: 17 Hi FloK, you can use the fixedGradient boundary condition. Just divide your heat flux by conductivity. for example: wall { type fixedGradient; gradient uniform 1000; value uniform 300; } JR22, xilef and oumnion like this.

 December 18, 2009, 06:02 #5 Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Karlsruhe, Germany Posts: 103 Rep Power: 17 Hi FloK, you can use the wallheatflux-boundary: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Contrib_wallHeatFlux you can implement it by: wall1 { type wallHeatFlux; heatFlux uniform 10000; } Regards Thomas

 December 18, 2009, 10:46 #6 Member   MSR CHANDRA MURTHY Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 33 Rep Power: 17 hi fomers, has anybody tried to apply a convective heat transfer boundary condition with the following constraints, 1) prescribe heat transfer coefficient(h) and free stream temperature (Tinf) 2) h & Tinf are functions of time, space and local wall temperature 3) local wall temperature of previous time step to be an argument for the present time step BC calculation has anybody did this .....please help..... thank you febriyan91 likes this.

 December 28, 2009, 13:05 Help please! #7 Member   toto Join Date: Jun 2009 Posts: 71 Rep Power: 16 could "chtMultiregionFoam" be use to simulate an Heat Exchanger (Solid and fluid region)?

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 Originally Posted by chandramurthy hi fomers, has anybody tried to apply a convective heat transfer boundary condition with the following constraints, 1) prescribe heat transfer coefficient(h) and free stream temperature (Tinf) 2) h & Tinf are functions of time, space and local wall temperature 3) local wall temperature of previous time step to be an argument for the present time step BC calculation has anybody did this .....please help..... thank you

Hi,

Can u be more specific like(any practical application) where do u come across such 3 restrictions for convective boundary condition, espection the 3rd one where previous time step's local temperature to be an argument for present time step BC calculation.

Santosh...

 March 18, 2011, 13:51 #9 New Member   theodoros charitidis Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 2 Rep Power: 0 Hello guys, I would like to know if I can simulate in openfoam the conduction through solids. For example the heat through the ground through the floor into a building... thank you dorekos