# ACU-T: 3110 Exhaust Manifold Conjugate Heat Transfer - CFD Data Mapping

## Prerequisites

This tutorial introduces you to setting up and solving a steady state conjugate heat transfer problem using HyperMesh and then using acuOptiStruct to generate an OptiStruct solver deck to perform a thermal stress analysis. Prior to starting this tutorial, you should have already run through the introductory HyperWorks tutorial, ACU-T: 1000 HyperWorks UI Introduction, and have a basic understanding of HyperMesh, AcuSolve, and HyperView. To run this simulation, you will need access to a licensed version of HyperMesh and AcuSolve.

Prior to running through this tutorial, click here to download the tutorial models. Extract ACU-T3110_acuOptiStruct.hm from HyperMesh_tutorial_inputs.zip.

Since the HyperMesh database (.hm file) contains meshed geometry, this tutorial does not include steps related to geometry import and mesh generation.

## Problem Description

The diameter of the inlets is 0.036 m; the inlet velocity (v) is 8.0 m/s; and the temperature (T) of the fluid entering the inlets is 700 K. The diameter of the outlet is 0.036 m. The pipe wall has a thickness of 0.003 m and the flanges have a thickness of 0.01 m.

The combustion mixture enters the inlets and heat is transferred through conduction inside the manifold. The heat transfer causes deformations and stress in the manifold body which can be simulated using OptiStruct.

- Density (ρ)
- 1.225 kg/m
^{3} - Viscosity (μ)
- 1.781 * 10
^{-5}kg/m-s - Specific Heat (C
_{p}) - 1005 J/kg-K
- Conductivity (k)
- 0.0251 W/m-K

- Density (ρ)
- 800 kg/m
^{3} - Specific Heat (C
_{p}) - 500 J/kg-K
- Conductivity (k)
- 16.2 W/m-K

For the AcuSolve simulation, the variation in material properties of air with temperature is ignored.

The AcuSolve simulation will be set up to model steady state heat transfer to determine the temperature and pressure distribution on the walls of the manifold.

The nodal surface output needs to be activated for all the surfaces in order to create the OptiStruct input deck from the acuOptiStruct command.

The temperature distribution and forces on the wetted surfaces are used by OptiStruct to calculate the deformations and stress in the solid body.

- -solids
- Input name for the solid body/bodies where conduction heat transfer would take place.
- -den
- Density values for the solid body/bodies.
- -spcsurfs
- List of surfaces where boundary condition constraints need to be specified.
- -spcsurfsdof
- List of degrees of freedom for the surfaces.
- -spcsurfsdofvals
- List of degrees of freedom values for the surfaces which is zero by default.
- -type
- Stress analysis type for the OptiStruct solver.

The stress analysis type is selected as steady linear where the deformations are in the elastic range; that is, the stresses, σ, are assumed to be linear functions of the strains, ε, Hooke's law can be used to calculate the stresses.

## Open the HyperMesh Model Database

## Set the General Simulation Parameters

## Assign Material Properties and Boundary Conditions

### Create a New Material Model

### Assign Material Properties and Boundary Conditions

### Define the Nodal Output Frequency

## Compute the Solution

## Use acuOptiStruct to Generate the OptiStruct Solver Deck

Now that the AcuSolve solution has been calculated, you are ready to use the utility ‘acuOptiStruct’ to generate the OptiStruct input deck and run the case using HyperWorks Solver Run Manager. HyperWorks Solver Run Manager is a simple utility which allows to launch any HW solver by selecting appropriate input file(s) and typing any options (if needed) in the field displayed. OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear structural problems under static and dynamic loadings. OptiStruct can be started directly from the Start menu.

acuOptiStruct uses the flow and thermal data from an AcuSolve conjugate heat transfer CFD simulation to specify the temperature and pressure loads and generates the files necessary to perform a thermal stress analysis using OptiStruct. Executed after the completion of the AcuSolve simulation, acuOptiStruct writes out the solid element mesh data from the AcuSolve run as well as the convective heat transfer information on the wetted surfaces of the solid mesh. Data is written directly in OptiStruct format, both eliminating data loss due to projecting results from one mesh to another and adding fidelity with spatial variation of temperatures and heat transfer coefficients.

In the next steps, you will execute the acuOptiStruct command with the necessary options, which will generate a .fem file. Then you will use OptiStruct to solve the structural problem.

## Post-Process the Results with HyperView

Once the OptiStruct run is complete, close the HyperWorks Solver View dialog. In the HyperMesh Desktop window, close the AcuSolve Control and Solver job Launcher dialogs. In the next few steps, you will plot the contour plot of temperature and pressure on the fluid domain and the displacement and stress contours on the solid domain.

### Switch to the HyperView Interface and Load the AcuSolve Model and Results

### Create a Contour Plot of Temperature and Pressure

### Load the OptiStruct Results

### Create a Contour Plot of Displacement and Element Stresses

## Summary

In this tutorial you learned how to set up a conjugate heat transfer problem using HyperMesh and solve it using AcuSolve. Once you computed the solution, you used acuOptiStruct to generate the input deck for OptiStruct. Once the solution for the structural analysis was computed, you post-processed the results using HyperView and created contour plots of Temperature, Pressure, Displacement and Stress.