'heatpipe' simulation project by benjamin


#1

I created a new simulation project called 'heatpipe':

heatpipe


More of my public projects can be found here.


#2

Hey @benjamin,

I had a look at your simulation setup and there might be some hints that could help you completing it. I assume that you want to run an external flow simulation around your pipe geometry (without the plate). The easiest way to set this up is to provide a velocity inlet boundary condition (at your inlet set), a pressure outlet bc (at your outlet set), slip walls for the bounding box faces and a no-slip wall for the pipe (this is assumed as default if you do not provide any bc on a face) for the rest. I did a quick example setup (steady-state) here: https://www.simscale.com/projects/afischer/heatpipe. There I also added one symmetry bc as your pipe is only covered approximately half, so assumed this to be on purpose.

Here some result screenshots:

Please let me know if I can help you with your application. If you are also interested in FEM heat transfer simulations, there are some similar public projects around, see e.g. @rszoeke’s project: https://www.simscale.com/projects/rszoeke/heat_transfer_in_a_steam_pipe

Best Alex