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Joule Heating with Thermal Expansion Simple Setup
Posted Nov 18, 2012, 1:30 PM EST Version 4.0a 1 Reply
I am new to COMSOL but have used other software for simulations (ANSYS), I am currently trying to model an aluminum wire embedded in a polyethylene substrate, just doing a 2D analysis for now. I have created a potential difference for the wire and would like to see the resulting thermal gradient, and the ultimate goal of the stress created between the wire and the substrate.
However when I go to solve I get an error that I have undefined values, I narrowed it down to the polyethylene, but can not find any missing values?
To move past this I temporarily just selected copper as a substrate material, this got past the first error, but a new error appears that there are degrees of freedom (resulting during the mechanical analysis) I have a fixed edge so not sure what else I should have to define.
Attached is the file I have been working with.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Brandon Voelker
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