Originally Posted by Ultrasonic2 (muffy)
Now i have 1mm deep holes in the bottom ! it works awesomely !
i"ll try them at 0.5 deep and if there better i'll post it
Man the calculations are taking ages now, and i'm using to much mem i have end a whole bunch of tasks to get it to run now ...
I really need a 64bit OS
Relax the convergence criteria and/or reduce the control volume mesh density. Once things get this tough on your PC with CFD you have to start making sacrifices unless you want to start investing in a crazy rig or distributed cluster.
Is this Solidworks your using I assume from searching around. Do you know which solver this uses? Does it uses Finite Volume Method or Finite Element Method or Finite Difference Method, or some other method I haven't mentioned? If your unsure about any of these terms, you probably should start finding out about them, otherwise the validity of your results up until now will be dubious unless your sure that the results are converging and your running a nice uniform Mesh. And you can also expect having to start waiting millenia for your results to finish with these more turbulent, but possibly more effective designs!
edit: Heat flux contours of the last design please Edited by alk - 8/1/09 at 3:09am