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jcneal
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determine size of louver

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02-11-2013 12:07 PM

hi,

 

is there any tool in inventor that can determine size of louver or quantity of louver base on heat generated?

 

we are designing a sheet metal box. we need to find out how many louvers we need.

 

thanks

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If you use the Grill function on the Plastics Features tab it will show you the flow area, but you must first calculate the required flow area and the Grill would just give you the opening - you would still need to create the louvers.

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JDMather
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Re: determine size of louver

02-11-2013 12:10 PM in reply to: jcneal

I think you will need to use Autodesk Simulation for that analysis.

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Simulation/ct-p/206

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shirazbj
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Re: determine size of louver

02-11-2013 06:57 PM in reply to: jcneal

I am interested in how to caculate the heat generated.

 

Is it natural ventilation or forced ventilation with a fan?

 

Regards,

 

Peter

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JDMather
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Re: determine size of louver

02-12-2013 05:04 AM in reply to: shirazbj

Wrong forum - you should post this question in the Autodesk Simulation forum.

There is a tutorial in Autodesk Simulation that should answer this question.

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jcneal
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Re: determine size of louver

02-12-2013 05:13 AM in reply to: JDMather

it is natural ventilation.

 

jdmather

we dont have autodesk simulation. I will try other ways. thanks

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JDMather
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Re: determine size of louver

02-12-2013 05:22 AM in reply to: jcneal

If you use the Grill function on the Plastics Features tab it will show you the flow area, but you must first calculate the required flow area and the Grill would just give you the opening - you would still need to create the louvers.

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shirazbj
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Message 7 of 7 (181 Views)

Re: determine size of louver

02-12-2013 02:25 PM in reply to: JDMather

Cool. Didn't notice this grill button before.

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