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Flow Simulation of Closed System

Question asked by Shaun Erasmus on May 9, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by Jared Conway

To whom it may concern,

 

I am trying to run a Flow Simulation on a Smokehouse. The trick is that it is completely sealed and simply recycles air by means of a centrifugal fan. I am not to concerned about the rotating reference of the fan itself as I have the specs on hand, but how do I set this kind of study up? I assume it would be considered internal flow, but keep getting an error for the inlet face (fan) and there is no outlet. Is this even possible to do?

 

I have included a sketch of the problem in its simplest for. A sealed container with a fan to circulate air. No air is added or removed during operation, so how would I define the inlets and outlets?

 

Thank you in advance!

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