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Question asked by Rob Powell on Nov 9, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2013 by Jared Conway

I'm running a heat transfer analysis with radiation, convection, and a constant temperature boundary condition.  I am getting the following error message:

 

The iterative solver stopped.

Status Code:9999 Fatal error in iterative solver

No results saved.

 

I can't find it anywhere and was wondering if anybody knew?

 

The specifics of my scenario:  I've run a simple simulation with all of the heat transfer before - the only difference was that I applied radiation to only a couple of surfaces (it takes a long time so I was just checking to make sure I didn't have any basic errors).  For this simulation run, I applied the radiation heat transfer to all outside surfaces of my simulation.  The view factor calculation took a very long time (just over 24 hours) and then it was into the iterative solver portion.  After almost two days (the timer rolls over after a day in the attached picture) I got the error message.  Anybody have any ideas as to how to fix or what to change?

 

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