March 10, 2020
Heat transfer is a discipline of thermal engineering that concerns the generation, use, conversion, and exchange of thermal energy (heat) between physical systems. Heat transfer is classified into various mechanisms, such as thermal conduction, thermal convection, thermal radiation, and transfer of energy by phase changes. Engineers also consider the transfer of mass of differing chemical species, either cold or hot, to achieve heat transfer. While these mechanisms have distinct characteristics, they often occur simultaneously in the same system.
Heat conduction, also called diffusion, is the direct microscopic exchange of kinetic energy of particles through the boundary between two systems. When an object is at a different temperature from another body or its surroundings, heat flows so that the body and the surroundings reach the same temperature, at which point they are in thermal equilibrium. Such spontaneous heat transfer always occurs from a region of high temperature to another region of lower temperature, as described in the second law of thermodynamics.
Heat convection occurs when bulk flow of a fluid (gas or liquid) carries heat along with the flow of matter in the fluid. The flow of fluid may be forced by external processes, or sometimes (in gravitational fields) by buoyancy forces caused when thermal energy expands the fluid (for example in a fire plume), thus influencing its own transfer. The latter process is often called “natural convection”. All convective processes also move heat partly by diffusion, as well. Another form of convection is forced convection. In this case the fluid is forced to flow by use of a pump, fan or other mechanical means.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create geometry and its meshing using several tools in DesignModeler and Ansys Meshing, then you will learn how to simulate the model using Ansys Fluent.
Ansys Fluent Tutorial | Heatsink
In this tutorial, you will learn how to simulate a Heatsink using Ansys Fluent. In this first video, you will see how to create the geometry and the mesh using DesignModeler, Ansys Meshing and Ansys Fluent.
Ansys Fluent | Hydraulic Jump
Free surface is the surface of a fluid that is subject to...
Ansys Fluent | Hydraulic Jump
Free surface is the surface of a fluid that is subject to zero parallel shear stress, such as the interface between two homogeneous fluids, for example, liquid water and the air in the Earth's atmosphere. Unlike liquids, gases cannot form a free surface on their...
Ansys Fluent | Blower | Mesh Motion (Unsteady)
In this tutorial, you will learn how to simulate a blower (unsteady) using Mesh Motion with Ansys Fluent. Please download the mesh.
Ansys Fluent Tutorial – Blower
In this tutorial you will learn how to simulate a Blowe using Ansys Fluent through multiple reference frame.
OpenFOAM Tutorial | Multiphase Simulation
In this tutorial you will learn how to simulate a multiphase simulation through lockExchange tutorial that comes by default with OpenFOAM.
OpenFOAM Tutorial | motorBike (simpleFoam)
In this video you will learn how to simulate motorBike tutorial using OpenFOAM with simpleFoam solver.
OpenFOAM Tutorial | How to create an Animation
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an animation using OpenFOAM through Paraview (paraFoam Command).
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