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Gas radiation absorption: Solidworks or Fluent?

Question asked by Jerry Pham on Jul 1, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 7, 2013 by Jerry Pham



Is Flow Simulation capable of modeling the gas (water vapor in air)'s absorption of radiation?


I checked through Flow Simulation help and documents, and it seems that radiation support is only for solid, not fluid.


Is this currently a limitation of Solidworks?


On the other hand, Fluent seems to support a range of radiation models:

  • Discrete Transfer Radiation Model (DTRM)
  • P-1 Radiation Model
  • Rosseland Radiation Model
  • Surface-to-Surface (S2S) Radiation Model
  • Discrete Ordinates (DO) Radiation Model


So in terms of gas radiation absorption simulation, can Solidworks Flow Simulation handle it, or we must resort to more professional CFD software like Fluent?