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Can I hold a constant temperature gradient in most solids for a flow simulation?

Question asked by Matthew King on Oct 2, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2019 by Bill McEachern

I am running a study where I have a large assembly with multi-zone heating and it applies a coating to a small glass plate.  I ran a flow sim of the full assembly (no coating plate) and obtained an overall look to the thermal profile.  Now, when a plate moves in for coating, a small localized flow of hot vapor coats the glass.  The effect of the added vapor flow is minimal on the large assembly but is applying a significant amount of heat to the plate being coated.  


I want to use the results from the first study (with no plate) as the initial conditions but then turn off all the thermal changes to the large assembly and only focus on the thermal changes in the glass plate and it's holder.  I would imagine turning off the 'heat conduction in solids' option would prevent any thermal changes in the glass too.