Altair Inspire Fluid – Setting up a Fluid Flow Simulation
Inspire Fluids supports internal flow and thermal-related simulations.
Internal fluid flow is shown in the following steps:
Step 1: Import Geometry
In this example, a manifold is imported. It is, however, possible for geometry to be modelled directly within Inspire.
Step 2: Designate the fluid domain
Click on the Designate Fluid Domain icon, and the fluid domain is automatically selected.
Right-click on the fluid domain to select and assign the material.
Step 3: Set up inlets
Click on the Inlet icon, select the inlet of the manifold, and apply the average velocity and inlet temperature.
Step 4: Set up outlets
Click on the Outlet icon and select the manifold outlets to apply outlet pressure.
Step 5: Set up solver settings
Click on the Custom Fluids Run icon.
Select the Simulation tab.
- The appropriate settings are selected for this tutorial.
- Click the Zone Refinement icon, then use the white arrows to adjust the refinement box to specify critical regions of the flow geometry for the analysis.
- Click Run to start the simulation.
Step 6: View run status and plots
Click the View Convergence Plot satellite icon to view the plots from your analysis. Thus allowing you to check the convergence of the simulation.
Step 7: Post-processing
The analysis explorer shows the contours of the flow parameters, streamlines, animations, and vectors for your analysis results.