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Old   March 19, 2006, 22:45
Default analyse heat distribution inside an enclosure
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hello everyon!!!

I would like to know can cfx be used to analyse heat distribution in a volume? If yes, how can i do it?

My case is discribed as follow: I have a rectangular enclosure with a rectangular pcb inside. I have redesigned the enclosure and now would like to know if the heat distribution inside the redesigned-enclosure will cause problems.

I know it may be an easy problem with a number of steps, but i really do not know how to do it. Can anyone kindly teach me how to do it? Just some brief steps to me are also ok.

Thanks everyone.
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Old   March 20, 2006, 10:54
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Is your volume of interest solid? Then I believe you simply set this volume asa solid domain, use interfaces to the surrounding fludi domain. COnjugate heat transfer is then automatically calculated.
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Old   March 21, 2006, 12:40
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Sounds like you should be using FLOTHERM or ICEPAK
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