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Heat Transfer Modulex

View Factor Computation

When simulating surface-to-surface radiation, we rely on the view factors between elements of diffuse surfaces that emit and receive radiation. To compute surface-to-surface radiation in a given geometry, operators are created by the heat interface and can be used to evaluate view ... Read More

Thin gap with radiation

When radiation occurs across a very narrow gap this is often well-approximated as radiation between infinite parallel plates. This model considers three aluminum plates separated by narrow air gaps. The model compares the classical approach, based on the Surface-to-Surface Radiation ... Read More

Surface-to-Surface Radiation with Specular Reflection

The purpose of this model is to introduce the specular reflection in Surface-to-Surface Radiation using Ray Shooting algorithm. Different parameters are available to the user to yield better accuracy in the results when using the Ray Shooting algorithm. The model is a standard benchmark ... Read More

Tutorial model for Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium interface

This tutorial model shows how to use the Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium interface. Read More

Thermal Performances of Roller Shutters

During the design of a building, environmental issues have gained considerable influence in the entire project. One of the first concerns is to improve thermal performances. In this process, simulation software are key tools to model thermal losses and performances in the building. The ... Read More

Thermal Bridges in Building Construction — 2D Square Column

This example studies heat transfer in a square column. Cold and hot temperature conditions are applied to the boundaries. Due to the symmetry of the problem, the geometry is simplified to half of the square. The temperature field is compared with the analytic data. This example ... Read More

HAMSTAD Benchmark 1: Heat and Moisture Transport in an Insulated Roof

This tutorial shows how to simulate coupled heat and moisture transport in an insulated roof structure, made of a load bearing and an insulation layer. The thermal insulation is facing the interior and there is a moisture barrier facing the exterior. The load bearing is capillary active ... Read More

Discrete Ordinates Quadrature Sets for Radiation in Absorbing Medium

This model compares quadrature sets used in the method of discrete ordinates. The reference analytical solution of incident irradiation is obtained with 256 discrete directions. Errors in incident irradiation and in energy balance are quantified. Read More

Discrete Ordinates Quadrature Sets for Heat Transfer with Radiation in Participating Medium

This model compares quadrature sets used in the method of discrete ordinates. To assess the performance of quadrature sets in complex geometries, results of incident irradiation and energy balance and their dependency on rotating a square computational domain are quantified. Read More

Thermal Insulation on Internal Boundary

The purpose of this model is to introduce the Thermal Insulation feature available in Heat Transfer interfaces. Thermal Insulation is the default feature for external boundaries. An additional Thermal Insulation node is necessary in order to apply a thermal insulation condition to an ... Read More