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does mesh resolution affect heat conduction in solids? or just flow...

Question asked by Shane Atienza on Apr 9, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2013 by Mike Pogue

i have an electronic enclosure with a heat source, and a heat sink and fan. it seems like when i turn the mesh settings up, the heat cut plots show the same temperature, maybe a variance by 5°C. but the flow trajectories are a lot better, you can see their movement through the heat sink fins a lot better.

 

So I am wondering, if i just want to look at heat cut plots, will i gain any more accuracy using a higher mesh setting?

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