
Re: How to input heat generation rate(as a function of x direction) in solidworks simulation (thermal part)?
Janko Stellaard Mar 19, 2018 9:29 AM (in response to Shreman Parikh)W/m3 is not possible, you can apply convection to a surface (W/m2) or heat to a volume (W). Making it nonuniformly distributed is not possible.
Performing a thermal analysis with Flow Simulation gives you more options regarding function dependency of variables.

Re: How to input heat generation rate(as a function of x direction) in solidworks simulation (thermal part)?
Shreman Parikh Mar 19, 2018 11:42 AM (in response to Janko Stellaard)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

Re: How to input heat generation rate(as a function of x direction) in solidworks simulation (thermal part)?
Janko Stellaard Mar 19, 2018 11:48 AM (in response to Shreman Parikh)Thermal analysis can be performed with SW Simulation and also with Flow Simulation. Flow has extended possibilities and also considers nonuniform convection. This makes it a more complete thermal analysis tool.
The capability to create an heat source that is nonuniform 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.

Re: How to input heat generation rate(as a function of x direction) in solidworks simulation (thermal part)?
Shreman Parikh Mar 20, 2018 7:53 AM (in response to Janko Stellaard)Janko,
Thanks for the help. I find the solution
Shreman


