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Free convection in steady state

Question asked by Stephen Mounioloux on Feb 5, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2019 by Stephen Mounioloux


I'm trying to run a simple free convection sample in steady state and can't seem to find the right setup.

I want to simulate a simple vertical plate heated by a constant load.

I've added a real wall with a simple constant temperature condition away from the heated plate.

Running it as an external problem, with gravity enabled and time dependency disabled.


Do I need to enable time dependency in order to run this simple problem?


Granted I haven't spent a whole lot of time on this, it's been a while since I've had to work on free convection problems and read a few posts and tutorials but all were time dependent with no heat generation (typical hot cup, cooling down in the environment, etc.)


I am almost positive this is something I could do back in school with fluent, though my memory could be failing me right now.