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Old   July 23, 2014, 22:16
Default Can OpenFoam do heat conduction analysis of a solid pad
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Dear OpenFoamer,


Can OpenFoam do heat conduction analysis of a solid pad?

I've solved the distributed heat flux for a boundary surface from our own CFD software, but this CFD software can't model the heat conduction of a solid part. I heard that OpenFoam can do structural analysis, but I am not sure if it can manage my task.

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Old   July 24, 2014, 04:12
Default scalarTransportFoam or solidDisplacementFoam for conduction heat transfer
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Hi Kan

Yes, OpenFOAM can do that. The solver you are searching for is called scalarTransportFoam. A basic solver. However it also solves for convective heat transfer for a given velocity field. You have to set this U field to zero everywhere. This should do the trick. Alternatively you could use the solidDisplacementFoam. A solver for linear-elastic, small-strain deformation of a solid body, with optional thermal diffusion and thermal stresses.

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Hi Kan

Yes, OpenFOAM can do that. The solver you are searching for is called scalarTransportFoam. A basic solver. However it also solves for convective heat transfer for a given velocity field. You have to set this U field to zero everywhere. This should do the trick. Alternatively you could use the solidDisplacementFoam. A solver for linear-elastic, small-strain deformation of a solid body, with optional thermal diffusion and thermal stresses.

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Thank you, Fabian. This really helps
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