This tutorial illustrates the typical analysis workflow on the example of heat conduction in 2D.
All the files in this tutorial can be
We consider stationary heat conduction through a wall in 2D. Temperatures are given for the left and right boundary. No heat flux through the top and bottom boundary.
What is the heat flux through the wall?
Sketch of the domain ___________ | | ^ | | | | wall | b | | | |___________| v <---- a ---->
We set Dirichlet BCs at the left and right side of the domain directly defining the temperature. Since nothing is set on the top and bottom boundary, the natural BC is used, whih physically enforces zero normal heat flux.
We use the Cubit GUI to create the domain:
- Start it by typing
cubiton the terminal.
- Create a rectange
- Mesh it
- Assign and rename a Block for the wall domain
- Use Nodeset for the boundaries
- Export the mesh as a ANSYS-cdb file
wall.cdb was created this way.
Simulation with CFS
Use an XML-editor (e.g. oXygen or eclipse) to define the simulation input for CFS.
To start the computation run the following command in the terminal
cfs -p simulation-input.xml job
job can be any name you choose for the simulation.
CFS will write some output on the terminal, and produce the two files
job.info.xml, which contains some details about the run, and
job.cfs in the
results_hdf5 directory, which you can view with ParaView.
Postprocessing with ParaView
Open ParaView (by typing
paraview in a terminal) and load the result file using File, Open... then click Apply.