Heat transfer simulation with cfdOF

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julieng
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Heat transfer simulation with cfdOF

Postby julieng » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:31 pm

Hello,

Is there a future heat transfer solver in cfdof? I mean a possibility to calculate heat transfer coefficient between liquid and solid.
I think Openfoam can handle this very well.

Elmer solver of FEM FreeCAD can do that but it is very limited for 3D turbulent fluid cases.

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Julien
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Re: Heat transfer simulation with cfdOF

Postby makkemal » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:30 am

It can be done and it is part of planned developments

https://github.com/jaheyns/CfdOF
Planned:
Conjugate heat transfer
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Re: Heat transfer simulation with cfdOF

Postby julieng » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:20 am

Thank you for your answer,
It is planned to add solid parts for heat exchange also ?
If yes good news. What is an approximative time schedule ?6 months 1year or more?

I have a second question. Is it possible to add post process functionnalities to compute the flow rate, etc ?
It seems tricky to calculate it in paraview

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Julien