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Example3 Block Containing Heating Element(Steady-State Analysis)

General

  • A heating element is placed in a block. The ambient temperature is constant.
     

  • The temperature distribution and the heat flux vectors are solved.
     

  • Unless specified in the list below, the default conditions will be applied.
     

 

Analysis Space

Item

Settings

Analysis Space

3D

Model unit

mm

 

Analysis Conditions

Item

Settings

Solver

Thermal Analysis [Watt]

Analysis Type

Steady-state analysis

Options

N/A

Model

A cylindrical heating element (Nichrome) is placed in the center of a glass-epoxy block.

The heat source is set in the body attribute. The ambient temperature is set to 0[deg] in the external boundary condition.

Body Attributes and Materials

Body Number/Type

Body Attribute Name

Material Name

Mesh Size

0/Solid

VOL1

006_Glass_epoxy *

 

1/Solid

VOL2

109_Nichrome *

2

* Available from the Material DB

 

The heat source of VOL2 is set up as follows.

Body Attribute Name

Tab

Settings

VOL2

Heat Source

10[W}

Boundary Conditions

Boundary Condition Name/Topology

Tab

Boundary Condition Type

Settings

Outer Boundary Condition

Heat

Temperature

0[deg]

 

To set Outer Boundary Condition, go to the [Model] tab
 


 

and click [Outer Boundary Condition] .

Results

A section’s temperature distribution is shown below.

The hottest point is the center of the heating element. The temperature is 266[deg].

 

Shown below is the isosurface contour of the temperature distribution. “Shading” and “Translucency” are enabled.

The 3D temperature gradient is exhibited clearly around the heating element.