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Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.2 Mar 2005

Orientation
Agenda for Week:
Monday
Solver-1

Tuesday
Solver-2

Wednesday
Gambit-1

Thursday
Gambit-2

Friday
1:1 Consult

Facilities
Lunches, Bathrooms, Designated Smoking Area, Visitor Parking, Visitor Badges

Training
Problem Setup
Creating the model: geometry and mesh generation Using the Solver: setup and execution

Establish contact with support staff Begin your own CFD project!
We recommend doing all Gambit and relevant Fluent tutorials first.
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com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.Fluent User Services Center www.2 Mar 2005 Agenda (Day 1) 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:00 9:00-9:30 9:30-11:15 11:15-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-3:00 3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 Introduction to Fluent Inc. Introduction to CFD Analysis Demonstration: Overview of the CFD Process Introductory Tutorial Solver Basics Lunch Boundary Conditions Tutorial Session Solver Settings Tutorial Session 1-3 © Fluent Inc.fluentusers. 6/22/2005 .

6/22/2005 .com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.fluentusers.Fluent User Services Center www.2 Mar 2005 Agenda (Day 2) 8:00-9:15 9:15-10:30 10:30-11:15 11:15-12:00 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-3:00 3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 Turbulence Modeling Tutorial Session Heat Transfer Modeling User Defined Functions Lunch Multiphase Modeling Reacting Flow Modeling Moving Zone Models Tutorial Session 1-4 © Fluent Inc.

com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.fluentusers.2 Mar 2005 Technical Support Eleven Business Teams Automotive Aero/Thermal Powertrain Aerospace Aircraft and Turbomachinery Space and Defense Chemicals and Consumer products Electronics and Semiconductor Glass Plastics and Materials Healthcare and Water HVAC and Appliances Petroleum Power Generation Each team has their own sales and support/consulting engineers Fluent’s User Services Center (USC) and Online Technical Support (OTS) portal created to enhance your access to technical support 1-5 © Fluent Inc. 6/22/2005 .Fluent User Services Center www.

6/22/2005 .Fluent User Services Center www.fluentusers.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.fluentusers.com/ © Fluent Inc.2 Mar 2005 Fluent User Services Center www.fluentusers.com Please register today! Services Include Release Information Download Updates Documentation Supported Platforms Defects/Workarounds Presentations Training Online Technical Support Quick Reference Guide Overview and Demo via web based training 1-6 http://www.

6/22/2005 . xxx = support engineer initials 1-7 © Fluent Inc.fluent.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.Fluent User Services Center www.2 Mar 2005 Online Technical Support Access from USC Same Account as USC Services Include Find Solutions Log a Support Request Monitor Status Automatic Updates Web Based Training Module Available ftp files to/from support ftp to ftp.com log on as ftp and use email address for password cd to incoming/xxx or outgoing/xxx and put files in binary mode.fluentusers.

6/22/2005 .com/login/online/index.com web site.Fluent User Services Center www. Some courses are free.2 Mar 2005 Web Based Trainings Web based training courses available from our LearningCFD.htm 1-8 © Fluent Inc.fluentusers. Modules can be downloaded to your computer and viewed as many times as you like More modules are planned and will be available in the near future http://learningcfd. others have a nominal charge.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.

fluentusers.Fluent User Services Center www. Early-June European Meetings typ. Mid-September through early October Asia-Pacific Meetings typ. 6/22/2005 . MI) typ.2 Mar 2005 User Group Meetings Attend the annual UGM and: meet with the users and staff of Fluent attend short-courses learn of other Fluent applications presented by users provide input to future development of software Worldwide User Group Meetings: USA (Dearborn. Mid-October through early November 1-9 © Fluent Inc.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.

2 applications: External/internal automotive flows and in-cylinder flows High speed aerodynamics Rocket flows Turbomachinery Reactor Vessels Cyclones Bubble Columns Mixing tanks Fluidized Beds Flow-induced noise prediction Dynamic Mesh many more … 1-10 Surface pressure distribution in an automotive engine cooling jacket. 6/22/2005 .com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.2 Fluent 6. Instantaneous solids concentration in a riser indicating uniform distribution of catalyst at the riser head.Fluent User Services Center www.2 Mar 2005 FLUENT 6.fluentusers. © Fluent Inc.

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foaming Viscoelastic flows (“memory effects”) Inverse Die Design: Determines die geometry based upon desired extruded shape.Fluent User Services Center www. die design Blow molding. coextrusion. fiber drawing Chemical reactions. glass sheet forming/stretching.fluentusers.2 Mar 2005 POLYFLOW FEM solver for laminar.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. Blow molding simulation of a gas tank using the membrane element. 1-12 © Fluent Inc. viscous flows for complex rheologies and free surface POLYFLOW Applications: Extrusion. thermoforming Film casting. 6/22/2005 . Requested part shape and calculated die lip shape for a rubber car door seal.

fluentusers. 1-13 © Fluent Inc.Fluent User Services Center www.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. convection and radiation heat transfer The user interface and automatic meshing are tailored for applications such as: Cabinet design Fan placement Board-level design Heat sink evaluation Flow pathlines and temperature distribution in a fan-cooled computer cabinet. 6/22/2005 .2 Mar 2005 IcePak IcePak is focused on electronics cooling design: Cooling airflow. heat conduction.

and easy-to-use design tool that empowers designers and professionals. without extensive backgrounds in computer applications. quick. comfort conditions. and/or contamination control effectiveness 1-14 © Fluent Inc. to utilize the powers of advanced CFD tools Optimize your designs or pinpoint problems based on accurate predictions of airflow patterns. 6/22/2005 .com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.2 Mar 2005 Airpak Simplifies the design and analysis of ventilation systems Accurate.fluentusers. thermal conditions.Fluent User Services Center www.

fluentusers.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. 6/22/2005 . steady-state multiple reference frame models Non-Newtonian rheology 1-15 © Fluent Inc.2 Mar 2005 MixSim MixSim is a specialized user interface that allows quick and easy set-up of mixing tank simulations. Other features include: Impeller libraries from leading equipment manufacturers Transient sliding mesh. baffle configuration. are specified directly. The tank size. bottom shape. etc.Fluent User Services Center www. The mesh and complete problem definition are then automatically created. number and type of impellers.

“first pass” simulation tool for use in basic flow and heat transfer calculations.fluentusers. from problem set-up to postprocessing.2 Mar 2005 FloWizard Our first general purpose CFD product for non-specialists driven by FLUENT and Gambit . The user is insulated from specialized CFD parameters. such as discretization and turbulence model choices.Fluent User Services Center www. A Wizard-based interface guides the user through all the steps of a CFD analysis. FloWizard’s focus is on ease of use and automation: It is a highly-automated. 6/22/2005 .com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. 1-16 © Fluent Inc.

fluentusers.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. integrated pre-processor for CFD analysis.2 Mar 2005 Pre-processor: Gambit A single.Fluent User Services Center www. 6/22/2005 . Geometry creation Mesh generation Mesh quality examination Boundary zone assignment 1-17 © Fluent Inc.

6/22/2005 .2 Mar 2005 Pre-processor: TGrid A pre-processor for tet/hybrid mesh generation.fluentusers.Fluent User Services Center www. 1-18 © Fluent Inc.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. Useful when starting with triangular surface mesh.

com Separate CD for each product (e.fluentusers.2 Documentation Web Page at www.2 Mar 2005 Documentation Documentation for all products available at www.Fluent User Services Center www.. TGrid. searching.fluentusers. limited printing Adobe Acrobat PDF for high quality printing of one or many pages Fluent 6.fluentusers. Two formats available: HTML for general viewing.) containing all the manuals for that product. FLUENT 6.com 1-19 © Fluent Inc.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6. 6/22/2005 . etc.g.

Please turn-in your evaluations forms on Thursday before you leave.fluentusers.Fluent User Services Center www. 6/22/2005 . Your feedback helps us improve our training materials and methods.com Introductory FLUENT Notes FLUENT v6.2 Mar 2005 Training Evaluation Evaluation forms handed out with training materials. 1-20 © Fluent Inc.