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Am I capable of monitoring the temperature a specific component inside this box?

Question asked by Scott Rosoff on Jul 10, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2015 by Andrei Popov



For part of a school project I'm trying to see how effective the fan and ventilation setup I made for this box I made is (see attached picture). I'm trying to get the temperature of those "bricks" you see inside so that I can see if they're overheating. My constraint is that I only have access to the Flow Simulation module, no HVAC or thermal analysis or anything else useful.


With that said, the way I'm currently modeling this scenario is setting up the bottom holes as internal fans, and the outside rectangular faces as environmental pressures (they're vents), and doing an internal analysis. My issue is that I don't know how to setup the conditions on the bricks because they start off at some initial temperature, and change from there. The way I wrongfully had it set up was placing a wall condition on the bricks that specified a constant temperature, but this doesn't work of course since the bricks will never change temperature then, and that scenario instead basically gives me the surrounding temperature distribution due to a constant heat source.


What are my options for monitoring the temperature of the brick inside this enclosure, given that the brick starts off with some initial temperature? Can it be done with just flow simulation?