Folks, I am a bit stumped on the best way to simulate a problem that I have been given. (Sw2012 SP2 x64)
The problem (simplified) is as follows. A small diameter (relative to component) heat flux BC spot on a large component (not necessarily flat) is roughly circular in shape. that spot has a maximum at the center and a minimum at the OD. That spot traverses across the component in a manner that requires a transient analysis. What is the best way to set this up in simulation?
I can not seem to find a good way to put an equation for the spot that varies both in position and time into the simulation tool. I can approximate the spot using split lines on the surface and fixed values with a transient equation applied, but that still does not get me to translating the spot across the part. I suppose I can "grid" the surface with split lines and apply a time based curve to each spot but that would be excessively time consuming compared to the value of the simulation.
any help is appreciated