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# Model Length Analysis

## Sean ORourke - 416910

Objective: To study the bulk mean temperature at the outlet of the heat gun whilst varying the length of the model.
Aims: Conduct an initial analysis on a simple model to reduce computation time
Investigate what effect varying the length of the model has on the bulk mean temperature and temperature variation at the outlet of the heat gun Find the optimal length of the model to be used on a optimised design Refine cells on an optimised model in the respective area of interest Repeat the second aim Make a final recommendation for the final design of the heat gun

## Model Length Analysis

a c

a=b
Goals used for initial model;

## c = constant offset by 20mm

Proposed lengths for analysis;

## Global Goal Max Temp Solid

Global Goal Max Temp Fluid All dimensions changed in proportion

100 - 400 mm
In increments of 50mm

## C always offset by 20mm

Basic Modal for quick Computation time

## Model Length Analysis

Surface Plot of Nozzle @100mm

## Fluid cells = 5300 Solid cells = 7656 Partial cells = 36588

Recommendations to Group
From table it can be seen that 400mm gives the lowest bulk mean average temperature

## Change in outlet temperature is lowest at

longest length As design module 400mm would have to be feasible length Market research was conducted on the length of heat guns on the market Found to be average of 319mm

## Therefore it is recommended that the length of

the initial optimised model should be 300mm

## Initial Optimised Design Manual Initial Mesh

Fluid cells display a good step change However, the cells are not square which is there optimum size and they are too dense in areas of no significant interest By inserting control planes, the cell can be controlled in areas of interest

## Initial Optimised Design Manual Initial Local Mesh

The point of interest was the nozzle and the temperature of the fluid around this area. Areas not of particular interest were selected and all refinement

## options were unchecked. As shown across >

The area of interest however, the nozzle, to determine the optimal mesh for this, the nozzle was selected and the fluid cells refined.

## Initial Optimised Design 200mm

Fluid cells = 72328 Solid cells = 41845

## Recommendations to Final Design

The process of varying length of the model was repeated A refined mesh was applied to the optimised model The original recommendation of 300mm showed a minor decrease in the bulk mean

average temperature.
Results suggest that varying the length does not have a significant effect on the bulk mean outlet temperature, hence why the conclusion into varying the length of the model suggests that a new heater design is trialled to try and create more turbulence and encouraging mixing of the fluid possibly resulting in a more uniform outlet temperature