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Heat Transfer Modulex

Thermoelectric Cooler, Lumped Thermal System

Thermoelectric coolers are widely used for electronics cooling in various application areas, ranging from consumer products to spacecraft design. The thermoelectric modules are a common application of thermoelectricity in cooling engineering. They consist of several thermoelectric legs ... Read More

Plate Heat Exchanger

The model has its emphasis on heat transport in a very small heat exchanger that is commonly used in the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). In this case, it might be a reactive processes that needs heating. The heat exchanger itself is constructed by stacking several ... 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

Surface-to-Surface Radiation with Diffuse and Specular Reflection

This tutorial shows how to use the Surface-to-Surface Radiation interface to simulate radiative heat transfer with radiation between diffuse emitters and diffuse-and-specular reflectors. This model is separated in two parts. The first part focuses on a validation test for the radiative ... 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

Radiative cooling

Because the atmosphere is nearly transparent to wavelengths in the range 8 to 13 µm (atmospheric window) for a clear sky, it is possible to cool down a surface even during a sunny day. This model compares the temperature distribution on a concrete block exposed to ambient and solar ... 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

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

Gray Body

A gray body with a spherical cavity with various opening areas is simulated using the _Heat Transfer, Surface-to-Surface Radiation_ interface. The emissivity for each case is computed and compared with the classical gray body theory. The COMSOL Multiphysics® result agrees very ... Read More

Buried Cables Heating

This model evaluates the temperature distribution in 3 buried cables in a situation where the soil surface temperature is known. The temperature profile obtained with a thermal circuit approach for the cables is compared with a FEM approach. The thermal circuit properties are established ... Read More