For this case, we simulate natural convection across a vertical flat plate. This is problem 6-5 in the reference. All geometry and properties are taken from the reference. We will compare the heat transfer calculated on the plate by Autodesk Simulation CFD to the empirically calculated heat transfer in the reference.
The unmarked surfaces are symmetry surfaces. The vertical plate starts at the inlet and is not heated for the first 3 feet. This allows the thermal boundary layer to grow separately from the momentum boundary layer.
|Benchmark||2012: Build 20110628||% Error||2013: Build 20120131||% Error|
|Heat transfer from plate||189 Btu/hr||188.19||0.424||192.31||1.75|