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Customer Training Material

Workshop 4
Creating a Heat
Exchanger Geometry
Introduction to ANSYS
DesignModeler
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Goals
Demonstrate the process of
creating geometry of a Radiator
(Heat Exchanger) using pattern &
thin/surface tools.
The basic steps involved in creation
of this geometry are:
1. Creation of base geometry by
sketching and extrusion
2. Modifying the base geometry
using chamfer
3. Creating multiple copies of body
using pattern
4. Converting solid body into hollow
body by using thin/surface
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Launching Design Modeler
First start Workbench
Go to Project Page > Component Systems > Geometry
1. Double click on Geometry Tab
2. Click Right Mouse Button (RMB) on Geometry template
then click on New Geometry
1 2
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Unit Selection
DM starts with a prompt to select desired length unit. Select Millimeter and
click OK.
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Sketching
Create the Base sketch #1
[Modeling] > A: Geometry > XYPlane
Toolbar: New Sketch
Sketch1 will be created on XYPlane
In the Details view, rename Sketch1 to
BaseSketch.
Toolbar: Look At icon
[Sketching] > Draw > Rectangle
Draw a rectangle from any arbitrary
location
[Sketching] > Dimensions > General
Dimension the rectangle (70X60 mm)
as shown.
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Body Creation and Modifications
Create the Base geometry
[Modeling] > Extrude
Toolbar: Extrude
Extrude the BaseSketch with a
distance of 700 mm
Click on Generate tab to complete
the process
[Modeling] >Create>Chamfer
Chamfer-1: Select the edges
as shown and Left-right distance
of 28 & 8 mm respectively.
Click on Generate tab to complete
the process
Chamfer-2: Similarly select the
other two edges of the same face
and use Left-right distance of 8 &
28 mm respectively.
Click on Generate tab to complete
the process
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Using Pattern for Creating Multiple Bodies
[Modeling] >Create>Pattern
Pattern: Create a linear pattern of the
existing body by using an Offset
distance of 80 mm and number of
Copies as 5.
Finally click on generate tab to
complete the process.
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Plane Creation and Sketching
[Modeling] >Create>New Plane
Plane: Create a plane by transforming YZ plane by 30
mm in Z-direction and 38 mm in Y-direction. Finally
click on generate tab to complete the process
Insert a sketch on this plane by using

[Sketching] > Sketch2
Circle1: Draw a circle of 60 mm diameter with the
center at plane origin.
Circle2: Draw another circle of 60 mm diameter on the
plane as shown.
Dimension the distance between the circle as 624
mm. Click on generate to complete the process.
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Sketching
[Modeling]
Insert one more sketch in Plane4
by using icon
[Sketching] > Sketch4
Circle3: Draw a circle of 36 mm
diameter at the center at plane
origin.
Circle4: Draw another circle of 23
mm diameter at the center of Circle 2
of previous drawn sketch
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Body Creation for Tubes
[Modeling] > Create > Extrude2
Extrude: Select Sketch2 as Base object
for extrusion.
Change the Direction to Reversed.
Change the Depth to 480 mm.
Click on generate.

[Modeling] > Create > Extrude3
Extrude: Select Sketch4 as Base object
for extrusion.
Change the Depth to 27 mm.
Click on generate.

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Converting Solid into Hollow Body
[Modeling] > Create > Thin/Surface
Thin/Surface : Change the Selection
Type to Faces to Remove
Select the faces of projected cylinders
as shown.
Keep the Direction to Inward
Give the thickness of 3 mm.
Click on generate to complete the
process.
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