If it possible to output the transport coefficient used in the calculation

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If it possible to output the transport coefficient used in the calculation

Post by yuan » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm -1100

Hi, thank you for your attention.
I was using WUFI Pro to calculate moisture transfer in ALC. I input the measured water content of ALC (6 points) and for the heat and moisture conductivity, I use the default value in WUFI. I know that WUFI use interpolation method to give Dww and water content in the calculation, but WUFI give a figure for the Dww and equilibrium relationship, and it seems like a linear relationship between two measured value. But I want to know the value used in the calculation. I can output the water content of a certain element at each time step. Is it possible to output the corresponding liquid transport coefficient used in the calculation?
I try to output the water content of two elements and the moisture flux on the surface to calculate the Dww, but the results are not reasonable. I can output the flux on the surface, but is it possible to output the flux between different elements?
Thank you!
Yuan

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Re: If it possible to output the transport coefficient used in the calculation

Post by Thomas » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:24 am -1100

yuan wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm -1100
I know that WUFI use interpolation method to give Dww and water content in the calculation, but WUFI give a figure for the Dww and equilibrium relationship, and it seems like a linear relationship between two measured value.
Hi Yuan,
WUFI uses linear interpolation to find water contents of the moisture storage function between the tabulated values.

It uses linear interpolation of the logarithms of the Dww to find values between the table entries. (Note that the interpolated segments of the Dww curve are shown as straight lines in the diagram which has a logarithmic y-axis.)
But I want to know the value used in the calculation. I can output the water content of a certain element at each time step. Is it possible to output the corresponding liquid transport coefficient used in the calculation?
The liquid transport coefficients can not be output. One reason is that the transport coefficients describe the moisture or heat transport between the grid elements, so they are not a property of any specific grid element.
I try to output the water content of two elements and the moisture flux on the surface to calculate the Dww, but the results are not reasonable. I can output the flux on the surface, but is it possible to output the flux between different elements?
You can divide an existing layer into two layers with identical material parameters in such a way that the new layer boundary passes between the two grid elements of interest. Then you can use the ASCII output to output the flux across this boundary.

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Thomas

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Re: If it possible to output the transport coefficient used in the calculation

Post by yuan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:48 pm -1100

Dear Thomas
Thank you so much, it helped me a lot. But I have another question: Is it means when I am calculating the moisture flux between two grid elements, the liquid transport coefficient is dependent on the average water content of the two grid elements?
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Re: If it possible to output the transport coefficient used in the calculation

Post by Thomas » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:14 am -1100

yuan wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:48 pm -1100
Is it means when I am calculating the moisture flux between two grid elements, the liquid transport coefficient is dependent on the average water content of the two grid elements?
The transport equations need to know the transport coefficient describing the liquid transport occurring over the distance from the center of one grid cell to the center of the next grid cell. Each cell is assumed to have a constant water content spread out over its volume. The distance from one grid cell center to the next one is composed of the distance from the first center to the element boundary (over this distance the water content is w_1), and from the element boundary to the center of the next grid cell (over this distance the water content is w_2). The liquid transport coefficients are evaluated for w_1 and w_2, and then the arithmetic average of the transport coefficients is taken, weighted with the distances over which they apply.

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Thomas

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