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Thermal expansion of a liquid
Posted Feb 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EST Heat Transfer & Phase Change, Geometry, Modeling Tools, Parameters, Variables, & Functions 5 Replies
I’m am trying to produce a model of a fluid enclosed on all sides except one by fixed constraints(walls), on the remaining face a thin diaphragm is in contact with the fluid. As such this is a closed system with no flow.
I would like to model the deflection and stress of the diaphragm wrt the temperature of the enclosed fluid. Clearly as temp increases thermal expansion will deform the diaphragm
I have tried to model the situation using the fluid-structure interface option on 4.2 however I can’t find a tutorial that features a stationary fluid?
Which interface should I be using?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!