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How can we know the solar load from which year?

    • Yingying
      Subscriber

      Hello, I am simulating a sun patch on the floor of a room recently, and the option named Solar Ray Tracing is used. The solar calculator just need you to provide the date and time, so I am wondering the climate data is from which year. May I set the year in Fluent please? Any response is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee
      It's based on the relative sun position, not what the weather was doing on that day. If you want to correct for that you may need to find the weather reports.
    • Yingying
      Subscriber

    • Yingying
      Subscriber
      Thank you very much Mr Rob. You solved my confusion. If I understand you correctly, you mean that in Fluent, the sun position and solar radiation intensity are same for a specific place each year just varying with the date and time, and weather factors (like clouds) are not considered.
    • DrAmine
      Ansys Employee
      Yes. Your summary is correct. It is not connected to weather forecast website:)
    • Yingying
      Subscriber
      Thank you DrAmine, I understand it now.
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