Fluent is not recognizing Volume Energy Source

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rorti045 posted this 29 October 2018

Hi,

I am trying to export my results from Ansys Maxwell to Fluent through the Volume Energy Source toll, however I am unable. I get the following message:

Failed to find an element: <Data format="float">  and then I get 0 watts on the  desired bodies.

I dont know what is causing this issue, since I am able to export my results to transient thermal correctly, but to export them to Fluent is not working.

Many thanks,

Roberto

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seeta gunti posted this 31 October 2018

Hello,

Did you check the meshes in FLUENT and Maxwell. For example, the fluent mesh is in cylindrical and maxwell is box shape then exported values at the corner zones will not have any values. This will cause some interpolation error in Fluent  and gives you the error. You can try export x,y,z coordinates from ANSYS Fluent to a text file and use this file to export energy source from Maxwell.  Hope this will sort out your issue.

Regards,

Seeta

 

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rorti045 posted this 03 November 2018

Many thanks for your suggestion.

The solution was to export the geometry from Maxwell directly into Fluents geometry cell. I was using an intermediate geometry tab where I was adding a few other components, but once I added all my components + the Maxwell geometry in Fluents geometry cell, the problem was solved.

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seeta gunti posted this 05 November 2018

Hi,

Glad to know that your problem was solved. Can you make this thread as resolved.

Regards,

Seeta

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