Bimetallic Strip in Airflow

Application ID: 74251

This is a conceptual model illustrating how to couple fluid-structure interaction, heat transfer, and thermal expansion.

A bimetallic strip in an air channel is heated so that it bends. After some time, an airflow with an inlet temperature which varies in time is introduced. As a result, there are changes in deformation, caused both by the fluid pressure and by the convective cooling.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: