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Modeling convection in static fluid

Question asked by Ramya Ramaswamy on Apr 22, 2010
Latest reply on May 6, 2010 by Ramya Ramaswamy

How good is flow simulation to model convection in static fluid? I am trying to simulate an experiment that I had done in the lab and am getting terrible results. I have a heat resistor giving out 40W and it is immersed in the fluid. And I am trying to model the rise in temperature of the fluid. Attached is a picture of my experiment. untitled.JPG