Hello All,

I simulated a cuboidal body made of a polymer for temperature distribution. This body was placed on a Copper plate heater and was heated to 70 DegC. Then, I measured the temperatures on the bottom edge and top edge to get the difference in temperature (dT).

After that, I did the same thing experimentally and measured the dT for the experimental model. When I compare the computational model to the experimental model, I found that there is a difference in the dT values and the max error percent ((Computational dT - experimental dT)/Plate temp) is 7.7% at 70 DegC plate temperature. I was wondering if there is an acceptable error percent range or something when you compare 3D Modeling & the actual Experiment. Can someone help me with this? If you have some kind of reference to this, please post it here.

Thank you!

Suraj Pochampally

SolidWorks Corp SolidWorks API Support Greg Jankowski Mark Fischer @

This is a very common, large but good question! Just like follows:

"How much variation between experimental and numerical results is acceptable ?"Lots of answers see below link:

https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_much_variation_between_experimental_and_numerical_results_is_acceptable2