Heat

Finite Element Heat-Transfer solver.

Physical equation:

  • Poisson equation - Convection Conduction equation
  • Sefan-Boltzman equation - Radiation heat-flux equation

Numerical method:

  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Finite Volume Method (FVM)

Supported elements:

  • 0D - point - with defined volume
  • 1D - line - with defined cross-sectional area
  • 2D - triangle - with defined thickness
  • 3D - tetrahedron

Boundary conditions:

  • Fixed temperature
  • Specified heat flux
  • Convective heat flux
  • Radiative heat flux

Results:

  • Temperature - scalar
  • Heat flux - vector
  • Radiation Heat flux - scalar
  • Convection Heat flux - scalar

Special features:

  • Heat can be linked with Stress and use computed deformations as an input
  • Heat can be linked with Current and use computed Joule heat as an input
  • Shape optimization algorithm
  • Unsteady (over time) solution
  • Radiative heat-transfer
  • View-factor calculation

Screenshot of computed results loaded in Element: