Originally Posted by Ultrasonic2 (muffy)
k im at work now i'll try to sort it out when i get home
The current plan is to make a whole bunch of incremental changes to where i believe i want to go to then come back and do thermals
A good tip, you don't have to use a different part every time you change something. Most changes are in the channels I presume right? If you have your current channels "suppress" them, not hide, and then you draw your new channels which you can suppress again etc. You just have to unsuppress the design of your channels on which you want to do your calculations. One part, with several embedded designs, as the basic block remains the same.
oh i forgot to say i haven't changed the mesh yet .. .it takes 20mins to do the calculations
I've made test design myself and with the remeshing I was able to shorten the calculations to about 5 minutes, and they are more accurate, that I'm sure, or at least just as accurate. Calculation on the entire channeling is useless since it's the same design on the entire length of the channels.
Also, I just did a test run with heat transfer. I've addressed the block with copper as material and the top as an insulator (acrylic). Then I gave the copper an initial temperature of 393K and the water 293K. No heat radiation or exchange with the environment, only between the block and the water. I ran a calculation and when checking temperature, the block indeed cooled down to water temperature so that worked. I just can't see yet how fast it did that, and that's what we want to know right
So now I have to figure out how to make it time dependent so I can put a number on it or get a graph.Edited by Nighthawk82 - 3/25/09 at 1:48pm