Hi all,

I like to simulate the heat transfer coefficient for a specific flow simulation problem. I don't define any temperatures nor any heat flows. After the simulation is finished, I can get the values for the heat transfer coefficient. But since I don't know, how the coefficient is calculated I don't know how reliable this value is.

How is SW calculating the heat transfer coefficient? What's the formula? What are the significant properties to set up?

Flow Sim uses the thermal properties in its fluid database for solving the heat transfer equations alongside the N-S equations. If you specify to include heat in your project you will need to add some heat source, otherwise everything will be initialized at the ambient temperature and there will be no transfer between the fluids and solids.