Fluid node modelling

TAITherm - Fluid node modelling:

Fluid Node:

A fluid node is a geometry-less TAITherm part type which represents the bulk properties of a specified volume of liquid, whose temperature can be assigned or calculated. Fluid nodes can be linked to parts with geometry to model the transfer of heat between a convective liquid and the part surface(s) with which it makes contact.


              Fig: 1. Model without Fluid node                                                                             Fig: 2. Thermal analysis w/o convection node



Fluid Node modelling:

1. Fluid node can be created from the Editor tab of Main menu. It can be renamed as per user’s wish.

2. The material is set to [Standard Air] and the {Calculated} radio button is selected (not {Assigned}). This means that the temperature of the air will be calculated based on convective heat transfer between the geometry parts with which it comes in contact.

3. Select the front face of models, where the fluid node has to be placed. In this case (Fig 1) the front faces of pipe & flat plate and change the convection type from [None] to [H and Tfluid].

4. Specify a value to the Heat coefficient. Now the fluid node will be visible between plate & pipe.

Proceed with the RUN option and view the temperature results.


                                                                                                                     Fig :3-Temp reduction in Pipe after convection