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Heat Transfer Coefficient (h) Calculation using Solidworks Flow Simulation

Question asked by Som Mv on Sep 19, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2012 by Dave Jacob

Hi All,

           I have done Analytical  Excel spreadsheet calculation for Estimating Heat transfer Coefficient(h) for array of Nozzle Jets (Nozzle Plate) with certain distance from Impingement surface(Oven Belt) for a forced convection  air Impingement Oven.


I am interested to know whether Solidworks Flow Simulation software can be used to calculate/estimate  Heat transfer Coefficient(h) for the above application.?


We have bought Solidworks Flow Simulation software two years ago & Never used for any projects. Now we want to use this software to calculate the Heat transfer Coefficient(h), estimating Nusselt Number, Reynolds's number, Air Velocity at exit of the nozzle etc. based on Nozzle Diameter and distance between nozzle plate and impingement surface.


I would like to validate & compare the results of my Excel spreadsheet calculations with the results of Solidworks Flow Simulation software, so I will be more comfortable in designing the oven.



Thanks in Advance