doing external flow with fluent , we supress geometry
so what is difference between making geometry region dead and solid ?
It depends. If you don't want heat transfer through the solid part then dead is fine.
You would need to map surface data to Mech and re-calculate the temperature field. If you want a temperature field in the metal bit(s) use Solid.
Correct. Dead is void (effectively) where as solid is meshed and part of the model & solution.
For info, "dead" was originally the designation for non-fluid cells when we had full cartesian meshes and needed to fit the geometry into a cuboid (last needed in Fluent 4). Those cells were included in the cell count, but didn't use much RAM. The term was retained for voids in Fluent Meshing.
The dead region will not be refined with final sizes and will not be transferred to solution mode.
Solids will be refined as per sizes and will be transferred to solution mode.
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@kkanade so for external flow , solid region will have mesh while dead wont , does that affect study ?
@Rob thanks for your answer , so heat transfer , also stresses applied to body right ? can i do fluid solid interaction afterwards if i select DEAD region ?
@Rob Thanks alot , also Dead option has advantage that no solid mesh will be generated so less mesh elements used
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