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What am I doing wrong in this thermal study?

Question asked by Krystian Bajek on Jul 31, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2016 by Seckin Uslu


I am trying to complete a thermal study on a "heat exchanger". The results I am getting do not seem right but am unsure of what I am doing wrong in this study.


Looking at the attached photo, I have a contact set between the center pipe at coil with 0 thermal resistance. The steel center pipe is set at 600ºF. There is a convection condition set on the outside of the copper coil of 60 BTU/(s*in^2*ºF) with an ambient temp of 90ºF. What I dont understand is why the temperature of the coil drops almost instantly to the ambient temperature when it is no longer in contact with the main pipe.