Update: June 1, 2017

$FOAM_TUTORIALS/heatTransfer/buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam/iglooWithFridges

We calculate the steady state of the flow around the refrigerator in the igloo (ice chamber). The temperature of the walls and floor of the igloo is assumed to be 265 K and the surface of the refrigerator is assumed to be 303 K. There is no fluid flow into or out of the analysis domain.

Model geometry

The magnitude and direction of the gravity acceleration can be specified in the file constant/g as follows.

dimensions [0 1 -2 0 0 0 0]; value (0 -9.81 0);

The meshes are as follows, and the number of mesh is 42536.

Meshes

Cut meshes

The calculation result is as follows.

Flow velocity (U)

Temperature (T)

cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS/heatTransfer/buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam/iglooWithFridges iglooWithFridges

cd iglooWithFridges

blockMesh

snappyHexMesh -overwrite

buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam

paraFoam

cd iglooWithFridges

blockMesh

snappyHexMesh -overwrite

buoyantBoussinesqSimpleFoam

paraFoam

2 minutes 2.11 seconds *Single, Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40GHz