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Boundary Setting in Simulating Greenhouse Ventilation by Fluent Software

  • Cuiping Hou
  • Chengwei Ma
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 259)

Fluent, as one of the commercial CFD packages, the author discussed its application in greenhouse ventilation research. In the paper, the under problems would be expounded: in fluent what models will be used in greenhouse studying, and the details during in these models used, and the comparing of the same style models. The steps to solve the greenhouse problem also was expatiate in this paper, mainly including: how to abstract its physical models; how to define its compute domains; the factor should be considered in creating and meshing the geometry; the types of boundary condition, and how to give the boundary conditions, in this section, the author will take some instances to emphasize discuss; the selection of parameter in simulation, and a few of methods of post processing. At the last, the author introduced some even existing problem in simulating.

Keywords

fluent simulation boundary condition 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cuiping Hou
    • 1
  • Chengwei Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Science & TechnologyBeijing Agricultural CollegeChina

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