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Thermoelectric Cool in external Flow, I can't get temperature gradients.

Question asked by Nicholas Roberts on Dec 8, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 10, 2014 by Jared Conway

So I'm trying this setup out in order to check my method for a more complicated system I'm trying to simulate, but I'm not getting adequate results from this so I can proceed.


I'm attempting to simulate the effect of a thermometric cooler on two heat sinks in external flow with an ambient air fluid flow of 10 m/s and 293.2 K (Room Temp)

I've attached pictures of the results I'm getting, with flow trajecotry, temp cut plot, and temperature surface plot.


I'm having trouble getting the surface plot of the heat sinks to illustrate a temperature gradient. Either I'm doing something wrong, or modeling a TEC doesn't allow for gradients. I'm not really.