Heating Circuit — Layered Shell Version

Application ID: 87231

Small heating circuits find use in many applications. For example, in manufacturing processes, they heat up reactive fluids. The device in this tutorial consists of an electrically resistive layer deposited on a glass plate. The layer results in Joule heating when a voltage is applied to the circuit, which results in a structural deformation. The layer’s properties determine the amount of heat produced.

This multiphysics example simulates the electrical heat generation, heat transfer, and mechanical stresses and deformations of a heating circuit device. The model uses the Heat Transfer in Shells interface in combination with the Electric Currents in Layered Shells interface and the Layered Shell interface. The Rigid Motion Suppression condition automatically applies a set of suitable constraints restricting any rigid body motion.

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