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Jake Lee April 18, 2003 11:21

Constant heat flux with uniform temperature
I am using Fluent to model heat transfer for flow inside a channel with constant heat flux boundary condition. Is there a way to impose a uniform wall temperature around the periphery (i.e. uniform wall temperature distribution in each cross-section) at the same time? I have tried giving the wall material a very high thermal conductivity (1e38) but there is still significant temperature variation in the wall periphery. Thanks, Jake

Jake Lee April 21, 2003 13:32

Re: Constant heat flux with uniform temperature
Any pointer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


cdf_user April 13, 2011 22:08

your heat transfer concepts are wrong. Read internal flows chapter form heat transfer incropera. if you specify a constant heat flux to the wall of the wall, the temperature of the wall HAS to change and CANNOT be constant along the direction of the flow.

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