How to input a time-varying (sinusoidal) heat rate?
Posted Jan 12, 2021, 2:44 PM EST General, Heat Transfer & Phase Change, Parameters, Variables, & Functions 2 Replies
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I am using the Heat Transfer and Laminar Flow modules within Comsol for a time dependent simulation. For my initial model I added a heat source by specifying a constant value for the heat rate -which is essentially a step function starting at time = 0. I am trying to adjust this now so the heat rate is time-varying and specified by a sinusoidal function. I found this previous thread which says I can replace the constant value with something like 'Asin(Bt)+C'. However, when I do this I get the error message / warning: "unexpected unit of input". Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Does COMSOL have a built in variable that you can use to specify time?