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Silica Glass Block Coated with a Copper Layer

Application ID: 452

In this time-dependent model, a silica block of glass, coated with a thin copper layer is subjected to a heat flux. Copper is a highly conductive material, while the silica glass is of poor thermal conductivity, which sets up an highly-varied temperature differential.

The model must therefore account for a highly conductive layer. This is done, using a the Highly Conductive Layer feature in the Heat Transfer interface from the Heat Transfer Module.

For comparison, we’ve included the same model with a copper layer as a 2D domain. In this case, the copper domain requires a very dense mesh.

This application was built using the following:

Heat Transfer Module

The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on the physics interfaces that define it. Particular physics interfaces may be common to several products (see the Specification Chart for more details). To determine the right combination of products for your project, you should evaluate all of your needs in light of each product's capabilities, consultation with the COMSOL Sales and Support teams, and the use of an evaluation license.