Thin Thermally Resistive Layer on top of Boundary Heat Source

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Bastian Schmitt

Bastian Schmitt

June 3, 2013 10:17am UTC

Thin Thermally Resistive Layer on top of Boundary Heat Source

Hello everybody,


I want to simulate a flat mikroheater on top of a foil that is covered by a liquid. Since the foil has a thickness of about 100µm and the liquid covering the heater has a height of 1mm, the heater's height of about 0,5µm is almost negligible. Additionally the heater is covered with a thin passivation layer with 5µm thickness.

To simulate the temperature increase of the heater I wanted to use "Boundary Heat Source" with a defined "Total boundary power". On top of it I wanted to use a "Thin thermally resistive Layer", but I did not find out how to defne two layers on top of each other.

Is there any possibility to do so?


Many thanks in advance


Bastian

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Bastian Schmitt

Bastian Schmitt

June 28, 2013 9:58am UTC in response to Bastian Schmitt

Re: Thin Thermally Resistive Layer on top of Boundary Heat Source

Hi,

probably it is not possible, see: "can comsol support multilayer shell?"

www.comsol.com/community/forums/general/thread/28316/


Best regards


Bastian

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Nagi Elabbasi

Nagi Elabbasi
Certified Consultant
Veryst Engineering

June 28, 2013 8:18pm UTC in response to Bastian Schmitt

Re: Thin Thermally Resistive Layer on top of Boundary Heat Source

Hi Bastian,

This issue is different from multilayered shells. A boundary heat source is not a “layer”. It is strictly on the boundary. A thin thermally resistive layer has to be internal to the domain. If I understand your problem correctly you should create a line/surface offset from the boundary and apply the thermally resistive layer there.

Nagi Elabbasi
Veryst Engineering

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