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Flow Simulation - Temp Source vs. Heat Generation Source

Question asked by Brent Timberlake on Sep 6, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2016 by Amit Katz

Hey All,


When I set up a simple flow model with a surface temperature "source" applied and run the simulation I can get an average heat flux for that same surface.  However, when I turn around and run the same model with that new heat flux value as a "source" I don't get the original temperature value back out.  I'm essentially trying to run a check on the first simulation and don't feel confident that it's correct.


Basically, I need the heat flux value because i'm going to place this single part into another more complicated assembly model that's a closed volume enclosure and ultimately want to find out what the operating temps will be.  So in that model I of course won't be able to apply a surface temperature heat source, but rather need to apply a heat generation value.


Any help?  Thanks!