Cheers. Glad the solution worked.
Tutorial wise, there isn’t any that I am aware of. Here are a couple of screenshots to help you out.
So basically after selection of the result control to probe points, you then need to set the position of the probe (in the house of course) and the position of the point is defined under Geometry Primitives and must be input in x-y-z coordinates. How to deduce those coordinates is the hard part as you want to probe “interesting” points rather than randomly or everywhere.
From what I can guess, interesting points would be just near the heat source (but not too close) above the heat source, near the outlets and at other out of the way locations like corners in far off rooms etc etc. You’ll have to determine yourself what is best to check but the idea is to ensure that you can monitor as many adverse areas as possible. Looking at your geometry, I would say maybe a point in each room coupled with the ones I’ve stated, which brings it to about 10 points or so. Again totally flexible and you won’t need to be so precise as it is a laminar simulation which will not generated turbulence effects that can cause significant temperature fluctuations that you would otherwise have to try and monitor.
Side note, if you do decide to probe points, keep all your coordinates in a excel file. Will help in keeping your sanity if your probe data points goes missing for whatever reason here on SimScale. I believe there is a way to input the excel coordinates directly into the probe points but I’m not sure if its implemented yet. So its good to keep it around for future use whenever that is ready.
Another option to this (probably the easier/faster method) is to just let the sim run, check the convergence plots and ensure they are not converging anymore, post-process the data and get a couple of vertical and horizontal temperature slices. If you see any strange regions or bubbles of temperature, then you probably need more simulation end time to allow the solver to smooth those areas out. Again, maybe subjective so do post your results here after you’ve post-processed them if you’re unsure.
Hope this helps.
P.S Here is a good article regarding convergence. It is still very subjective depending on what your criteria is or what you are trying to find out.