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2D heat conduction of layered composite model

  1. May 9, 2014 #1
    Hi, I am trying to formulate a 2D model to calculate the temperature change over time in a composite material.

    The material consists of several layers, and is heated from all edges by a known temperature vs time profile.

    I was thinking of creating a finite element model.

    Can someone point me to a similar example? I have done 1D conduction model before but always with a homogeneous material. Do I just have to create nodes throughout and assign different material properties to each?

    I have attached a schematic of what I am trying to describe.


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  3. May 9, 2014 #2
    To do the problem as you've defined it, then yes, you have to do it pretty much the way you described. I would be more inclined to use finite difference than finite element.

  4. May 9, 2014 #3
    Thanks Chet, I will give it a try with finite difference method.
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