1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 11, 2008 3:57 PM by Chris Michalski

    internal heat generation / natural convection

      Just a quick question:

      Say I have a solid sitting in open air that has an internal heat generation term. (I.E. a bus bar under load) Is there any way in flowworks to specify that internal heat generation term and have flowworks calculate the flow / thermal fields in the surrounding air?

      thanks
      Greg
        • internal heat generation / natural convection
          Chris Michalski
          insert a volume source, select the body, then you can set total Watts, Watts/cm3, or Temperature of the body - run an external simulation with gravity and it will give you all of the thermal gradients around it - never tried to look at free convection induced flows, but it does more complex stuff accurately enough it should be able to handle it