# heat transfer coefficient as initial value

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 May 22, 2011, 08:41 heat transfer coefficient as initial value #1 Senior Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 158 Rep Power: 15 Hi there, I want to model the heat transfer between a hot fluid and a cold solid. Because the whole case has a lot of elements the calculation needs a lot of time. So I thought about the following: I will identify the heat transfer coefficient from an easy simulation which is solved very fast with the same properties. Than I want to set the heat transfer coefficient as an initial value for the following calculation. Because in the following calculation only the solid has to be solved and no fluid is needed. So my question is: Is it possible to set the heat transfer coefficient as an initial value / boundary condition in one of the heat transfer solvers? Best Regards, tH3f0rC3

 September 16, 2011, 08:52 #2 New Member   Join Date: Sep 2011 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 14 I hv also face the same problem... My case is cooling hot plate with coolent air ...I have to input heat transfer coeff as initial value. I dont know how to write it! Kindly help Thanks

 September 16, 2011, 10:16 #3 Senior Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 158 Rep Power: 15 My research has shown that it is not easily possible to set up the heat transfer coefficients with OpenFoam. But it is easy to do this with Fluent. If you or someone else know how to implement the heat transfer coefficients as boundary conditions to OpenFoam please let me know. Best Regards, tH3f0rC3

 September 16, 2011, 10:21 #4 New Member   Join Date: Sep 2011 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 14 Hm... Perhaps i need to use initial T and mass flow rate as substitution of HTC... Anyway i will try input HTC for now...I will tell u if i got it! Regards

 September 16, 2011, 19:25 #5 Senior Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 158 Rep Power: 15 Ok, thanks. I look forward to your answer. Best Regards

 September 19, 2011, 06:57 #6 New Member   Join Date: Sep 2011 Posts: 10 Rep Power: 14 I am now looking for this post , http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...r-restart.html Also http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Contrib_groovyBC Playing with the groovyBC_2Way_coupling_001.tgz Hope find solution soon... Regards

 September 20, 2011, 04:11 #7 Senior Member   Eelco van Vliet Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: The Netherlands Posts: 124 Rep Power: 19 groovyBC is the way to go to impose heat transfer coefficients as a boundary condition for your temperature field. Just calculate in groovyBC the heatflux as qflux=hcof*(T-Tamb); where Tamb is a variable with you ambient temperature, hcof is a variable of the heat flux, and subsequently calculate the temperature gradient according to the post you are referering to (heat flux not constant). Bear in mind that the alphaEff should excist in your solver (i.e. is a field containing the effective heat diffusivity given by alphaEff=alpha+alphat, with alpha=lambda/rho Cp (molecular diffusivity), and alphat=nut/Prt with Prt=0.7 (turbulent prandtl number) for the turbulent diffusivity. Good luck! Regards Eelco mirko, fumiya, yipiyaya8 and 1 others like this.

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 Originally Posted by eelcovv groovyBC is the way to go to impose heat transfer coefficients as a boundary condition for your temperature field. Just calculate in groovyBC the heatflux as qflux=hcof*(T-Tamb); where Tamb is a variable with you ambient temperature, hcof is a variable of the heat flux, and subsequently calculate the temperature gradient according to the post you are referering to (heat flux not constant). Bear in mind that the alphaEff should excist in your solver (i.e. is a field containing the effective heat diffusivity given by alphaEff=alpha+alphat, with alpha=lambda/rho Cp (molecular diffusivity), and alphat=nut/Prt with Prt=0.7 (turbulent prandtl number) for the turbulent diffusivity. Good luck! Regards Eelco
Hi eelcovv,

I will take ur advise carefully. Really Thanks a lot...Will get back to you if any problem....

Regards

 November 29, 2016, 10:43 #9 Senior Member   alberto Join Date: Apr 2016 Location: Mexico Posts: 118 Rep Power: 10 Hi i am trying to use groovyBC to use a heat transfer coefficient, groovyBC is already in code of OF4? or i have to install? i want to use with a buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam, but i dont know how it is the way to use it, i define de Bc in T file?

 June 20, 2018, 02:45 #10 New Member   rajat tripathi Join Date: May 2018 Location: india Posts: 9 Rep Power: 7 I am facing the exact same problem. i.e. inserting a HTC value in the ./0/T file so that the hot plate undergoes forced convection when placed in the ambient air. has anyone successfully implemented groovyBC? Dire need of help.