another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
Dear All,
I am modeling a 2D square crosssection geometry 2x2 copper. The copper has an energy source term of 1000 W/m3. The walls of the solid are exposed to ambient conditions: heat transfer coefficient, h, is 100 W/m2K, and freestream temperature is 300 K. The solver is pressure based, 2D, implicit, steadystate; energy equation is set. The energy residuals have an absolute criterion of 1e09. When the case is run, the solution converges to 1e09. The temperature distribution for the convergence is uniform! When the heat transfer coefficient value is increased by a factor of 1000%, the residuals flatten out at around 1e16 but the temperature distribution is the same! This solution is physically impossible in not having a temperature gradient in a heat generation and convection boundary conditions. Any help in solving this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Regards, Damian 
Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
it seems that you set heat generation wrong. how do you set heat generation in your case? is the heat generation in your whole domain or it is set on the boundary layer?

Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
But the heat generation is supposed to be in the whole domain, not the wall.

Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
hi what is your initial temperature of the domain? i think there is no temperature difference between your ambient and domain.... try to create some temperature difference so that u can see the variation of heat transfer coefficient.
truly sudhir 
Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
Any idea of time being taken to reach steady state in the two cases (HTC =100 and HTC = 1000)? You may have seen Biot number of the model and seen the effect of thermal conductivity.

Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
Yes but the issue I am having is that the domain's temperature is unknown. Only the heat source is applied. Is there any way to just apply the heat source without specifying temperature inside the domain?

Re: another 2D Heat Transfer problem in Fluent 6.3
you can try heat flux condition... i hope u know the heat flux of ur domain

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