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 Thin Layer feature with the thermally thin approximation 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.
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