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Old   April 19, 2013, 05:10
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Hello everyone,

I am trying to simulate the thermal behavior of an experimental setup using the steady state thermal solver in workbench 14. As a thermal source I can define a heat flow through a surface - the problem is that in my case I do not want a uniform distribution, but to import an nonlinear distribution from a different source.

Is this possible to achieve? I'm very new to using ANSYS, thank you for any help.

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Old   April 20, 2013, 10:13
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If you are solving a thermal problem in a solid body you can do this in ansys cfx directly. Look up conjugate heat transfer in CFX. You can specify a cfx domain to be a solid and associate thermal properties with it. Then solve both the solid and fluid domains at the same time.
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Thank you for your response dklastiwka and please excuse the long delay in answer.

I've taken a look at cfx, but I I didn't get anywhere, as it seemed to be designed for problems involving fluids.

Maybe I should make my initial problem clearer. I am trying to solve a thermal problem, where heat flows into an object through a flat, circular face. The heat flux distribution I want to consider is however rather complicated. I have the values of the heat flux at discrete points on a grid for (x,y) coordiante pairs. What I need now is a way to take this discrete distribution, interpolate it if necessary and then use it as a heat source in my model.

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