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Coupled wall participates in Solar Ray Tracing?

    • tungseng99

      Hi guys, I'm trying to study the effect of thermal mass in a greenhouse dryer. There are two zones which are the floor and air domain in the dryer. DO model and solar ray tracing were applied. The cover of the greenhouse is semi-transparent. The floor is a concrete floor.

      The top surface of the floor is a coupled boundary where the floor-top is adjacent to the floor cell zone and floor-top-shadow is adjacent to the air domain in the dryer.

      My question is, which side of the coupled wall needs to participate in Solar Ray Tracing? Is it both or just the side that is adjacent to the fluid?

      It would be much appreciated if anyone could clear my doubt about this.

      Thank you in advance:)



    • Kishan Konannavar
      Ansys Employee
      Maybe this document could be of help
      14.3.11. Solar Load Model (ansys.com)

    • Swathi V. V.
      Ansys Employee
      Hi tungseng99 The floor top wall (adjacent to the solid zone) will only affect the solid zone upon which it is attached. Hence the floor-top wall become significant only when the solid zone is participating in the radiation.

      Regards Swathi
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