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Flow Simulation study with component motion

Question asked by Alessandro Tornincasa on Apr 28, 2013
Latest reply on May 16, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi, I would like to create a study to determine cooling of a glass plate.

The study in described by this picture:




- a glass plate has an initial temperature of 80 °C

- the plate moves with a 4 m/min translational velocity

- a fan pushes air torwards the plate. The air being pushed has a 25 °C temperature


My aim is determining the air flow rate to put in order to have the plate cooled to 40 °C.

I'm not modeling the fan, I'm using an inlet flow rate of air.


I don't think that flow simulation can handle this simulation, it could be solved by a a code that supports moving meshes.

i was therefore thinking about this woraround:

- Making a transient analysis at the initial position of the plate

- Move the plate a little bit

- re-mesh

- Apply as initial conditions temperature results on the glass plate from previous study

- run anothe transient analysis

- move the plate and so on...


Would it work ? But then:

- how can I export a txt file with XYT cordinates of plate's solid cells centres and their temperature ?

- How can I input those as initial temperature when I'm doing the second transient analysis ?