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Flow Simulation or Thermal Analysis?

Question asked by Rob Towns on Oct 4, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2017 by Siavash Khajehhasani

I modelled a minivan, and I would like to study the heat transfer within the vehicle (radiation from the sun, convection from external air, and conduction into the vehicle, all simultaneously). I just wanted some guidance on whether I should use flow simulation, or use the thermal analysis tool? At the end, I want to know the heat flux, temperature gradient/distribution, and analyze the transient and steady state responses.

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