New to FloWorks, I am attempting to test a simple heat sink/
1 wattsource model. I have a physical model so I can verify the
COSMOSFloWorks results. I am using external analysis, have
enabledgravity effects and are using standard materials from the
database.(Aluminum) I specify a 1 watt volume source that is
attached to theheat sink. The model results and the physical model
results differgreatly. For example, checking the solid temperature
(max) of theheat sink, the physical model temperature is 50F lower
than theCOSMOS FloWorks temp. I have worked through the tutorials
and theywork out O.K. - any suggestions/tips? . Thanks!
Hi - I neglected to take into consideration radiation and
theemissivity of anodized aluminum. I also adjusted the mesh size
toaccount for small spacings in the model. BIG difference!
Theresults are right on the money - live and learn! Thanks.