0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2007 11:14 AM by miroslav korber

    Thermal analysis - 4 node HLINK element

    miroslav korber
      Hallo.
      Please, can anybody give me an advice in solving a basic linearsteady state thermal convection problem using 4-node HLINK element?Using HSTAR Skyline solver the analysis ends with error message :" Execution error: Aborted in DCMPR".Others HSTAR solversend with something similar.
      R_CHECK command ends correctly with no errors.
      There is no relevant information in .tem file. No thermal resultsand except the information of used solver it is a blank file.
      Probably, I have got problems in setting HLINK element and itsboundary conditions.I defined 2 Surfaces.
      Surface 2 is of TZM/molybdenum. I consider heat produced in Surface2 (QEL,9,2636.758411431,16,1) and convection boundarycondition(CEL,12,72491,323.15,2,16,4,0). Surface 2 is meshed withPLANE2D element.
      Surface 1 is flowing Helium.Surface 1 is meshed with HLINK element.For helium I declare following boundary conditions: Nodal pressure(NPRND,1,7000000,15,1),source of temperature on Curve 2(NTCR,2,873.15,2,1) and Hydraulic flow (HFND,1,0.005,15,1).
      I tried some modifications with nodal pressure and hydraulic flow -for example not defining nodal pressure at all nodes in surface 1,but only on Curve 1,changing values, etc. .There are no differencesin results of thermal analysis for these modifications - just theerror message and almost blank .tem file.
      Thank you.


      SF4CORD,1,0,0,0,0.001,0,0,0.001,0.002,0,0,0.002,0
      SF4CORD,2,0.001,0,0,0.01,0,0,0.01,0.002,0,0.001,0.002,0
      ACTSET,MP,1
      MPROP,1,HC,1000
      MPROP,1,KX,0.2
      MPROP,1,C,5180
      MPROP,1,DENS,4.2
      MPROP,1,VISC,0.00004
      ACTSET,MP,2
      MPROP,2,DENS,10220
      MPROP,2,KX,80
      MPROP,2,C,300
      ACTSET,EG,1
      ACTSET,RC,1
      ACTSET,MP,1
      EGROUP,1,HLINK,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
      RCONST,1,1,1,6,0.002,0,0,0.023,0.8,0.4
      M_SF,1,1,1,4,4,2,1,1
      ACTSET,EG,2
      ACTSET,RC,2
      ACTSET,MP,2
      EGROUP,2,PLANE2D,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0
      RCONST,2,2,1,2,0,0
      M_SF,2,2,1,4,4,2,1,1
      NMERGE,1,500,1,0.0001,0,1,0
      NCOMPRESS,1,500QEL,9,2636.758411431,16,1
      CEL,12,72491,323.15,2,16,4,0
      NPRND,1,7000000,15,1NTCR,2,873.15,2,1
      HFND,1,0.005,15,1
      A_THERMAL,S,0.001,1,1,20,0,1,1E+008,0,1,0