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Model Heat Transfer with COMSOL

  1. Aug 26, 2016 #1
    Does anyone here have experience with COMSOL?

    I want to model a system where i have a fluidic channel containing warm fluid running through a block and I want to analyze the heat transfer from the channel into the block .

    To establish the warm fluid I put an initial temperature condition at the inlet of the channel. But I think this limits my model since the heat isn't being "carried" by the fluid down the length of the channel. For example I don't see much difference when varying the flow rate which I would expect.

    Does anyone know what would be better boundary conditions for this model? Can I put in an equation for heat flux? What variables should the equation include? Should I apply it to the inlet or the walls of my channel?

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  3. Aug 31, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
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