Heat transfer through boiler walls

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Tamoor posted this 02 May 2019

Hi

I am simulating combustion inside boiler using Fluent. I have  a question regarding heat transfer through walls. I want to remove certain amount of heat from the walls (13MW) but I have problem using boundary conditions. I tried to use negative heat flux but then wall temperature becomes negative or too low and temperature profile has a strong gradient near walls. I want to remove fixed amount of heat and heat flux is not working. If anyone has an idea how to handle this problem please let me know

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veera posted this 03 May 2019

did u assigned material property clearly?

 

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Tamoor posted this 03 May 2019

The entire domain is fluid domain, however, I have assigned walls as aluminium in boundary conditions with small thickness

 

abenhadj posted this 06 May 2019

Are the walls internal walls? Can you insert the screenshot of the geometry, the cell zones and the wall boundary condition?

Best regards,

Amine

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abenhadj posted this 06 May 2019

Have you tried giving the wall a finite thickness and using a negative heat generation rate?

Best regards,

Amine

Tamoor posted this 06 May 2019

   Thank you for your reply Amine, I modelled only the fluid domain with no separate walls, I have attached snapshots of geometry (inlet is at bottom, outlet at top, one side is symmetry and three walls from which heat is to be removed). Also attached you will find cell zone and boundary conditions. Your help is highly appreciated.

 

Kind regards,

Tamoor

Tamoor posted this 06 May 2019

Yes, I tried using negative heat generation but it's not working. Sorry I couldn't attach pictures due to some error. But you can find geometry picture attached to original post. I have only one zone (which is fluid with methane-air 2 step mixture) and at walls I have tried heat flux and negative heat generation rate as well but they don't work 

abenhadj posted this 06 May 2019

I do not download attachments. Please try insert intsead of attaching.

Best regards,

Amine

Tamoor posted this 06 May 2019

I cannot insert picture, I am getting an error

 

abenhadj posted this 06 May 2019

If this is an external wall it is just safe to provide a negative heat flux. Have you tried that?

Best regards,

Amine

Tamoor posted this 06 May 2019

I haven't tried that. Actually, I only modeled fluid domain with internal walls, but I think I can try modelling external wall and then specify the negative heat flux. Thanks for helping I'll try that and will let you know.

 

Kind regards,

Tamoor

abenhadj posted this 07 May 2019

 With internal walls what you are removing from one side will be added to the other side and so back to fluid. Use external walls

 

Best regards,

Amine

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