Thank you now i understand. I did put the water material as you suggested and then also i am passing on a sheet on top of the drum which is heated. I would like to know after certain period of time, how much heat is transferred to the water. How do i do this? I did input temperatures to water and the sheet- but after running the analysis how will i be able to get the temperatures of all the bodies ? i cant see anything related to temperatures on the results. Please guide
Temperature calculation is not a function of a mechanical solver. You need to perform a thermal analysis (steady state or transient) or a multiphysics analysis.
SLi changed your model, but perhaps did not indicate that the answer to selecting water is to SET THE ELEMENT TYPE TO HYDRODYNAMIC. The material library for such element types includes water.
John Holtz, P.E.
Senior User Experience Designer, Simulation
Current version of Mechanical & Multiphysics: 2013 SP1 (2013.01.00.0012 28-Jun-2012)
Yeah i got that. Thanks John. So if i need to use the thermal analysis. How will i be able to import the motion to the drum ? Is this possible. I want rotation to my drum and water and sheet temperatures before and after analsyis ? Can i do this ?
I want to know the detailed fluid flow behavior...when my drum is rotating..actually the water is not directly in the drum...the water is been flown from the shaft drive end....the shaft has a hole and water is been flown through the hole into the drum through a pipe....so water needs to travel and has inlet and exit through shaft and the drum....we would like to modify the shaft and drum assembly and compare the fluid paths in both to see which one cools the drum more effectively....am assuming this fluid flow along with drum rotary motion is possible in simulation CFD and not in multiphysics...am i correct ? please help me out....we are planning to buy one software out of these...thanks