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Modeling a mirror in ANSYS Fluent

    • douniaextra1
      Subscriber

      Hello everyone,

      I want to ask if there is a condition that can be applied to a surface to be considered a mirror in ANSYS Fluent.

      If not, could you recommend software for that?

      For a closer view, I am simulating a box-type solar cooker in which I need to have mirror faces to reflect the solar radiation to the absorber.

      Thanks in advance,

      Best regards,

      Dounia

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      Opaque wall, then review the radiation options. 

      • douniaextra1
        Subscriber

        Thank you for the answer,

        I have used the solar load model with the DO radiation model, and this picture below represents the wall where I want to apply the condition as a mirror. 

        I turned the absorptivity coefficients to 0, Is that right? because the mirror only reflects and does not absorb. 

        Thank you in advance

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      I think so, but also check how the solar ray tracing works. 

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