I´m having problems with adding heat generation rate(W/m3) as a function of x-direction in solidworks thermal simulation.

I´m looking forward for your help.

Thank you

I´m having problems with adding heat generation rate(W/m3) as a function of x-direction in solidworks thermal simulation.

I´m looking forward for your help.

Thank you

Janko,

Thanks for the reply. actually, I have Q =A e^(B.x) where A and B are known constant and x is direction which represents exponential graph.

I want to link Q equation in my geometry which is as a function of x by using Solidworks Simulation (NOT flow simulation because it is FEA analysis)

Thanks

Thermal analysis can be performed with SW Simulation and also with Flow Simulation. Flow has extended possibilities and also considers non-uniform convection. This makes it a more complete thermal analysis tool.

The capability to create an heat source that is non-uniform distributed is only possible in Flow.

A workaround you can consider: use split faces/bodies and discretize the the heat source into various sectors that increase exponentially like you described above.

W/m3 is not possible, you can apply convection to a surface (W/m2) or heat to a volume (W). Making it non-uniformly distributed is not possible.

Performing a thermal analysis with Flow Simulation gives you more options regarding function dependency of variables.