I'm trying to work out the operating temperature of the element I need to heat the air moving past it to a given temperature. I've used static temperature studies and flow simulations, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to add/combine the thermal load into the flow simulation to test my design. any assistance would be much appreciated.
In Flow you simply need to insert a surface source and define your surface temperature. Is that what you really have though (a completely uniform temperature) or would you be better off adding a volume source of a defined number of watts in the body and let Flow determine the actual temperature based on heat transfer. (hint: usually it's the second.)