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Heat Transfer Modulex

Thermophoresis

When a temperature gradient in a gas exists, suspended particles will tend to move from regions of high temperature to low. The force which produces this effect is called the thermophoretic force. Gas molecules colliding with a particle from the hot side have a higher velocity than the ... Read More

Nonisothermal MEMS Heat Exchanger

The example concerns a stainless-steel MEMS heat exchanger, which you can find in lab-on-a-chip devices in biotechnology and in microreactors such as for micro fuel cells. This model examines the heat exchanger in 3D, and it involves heat transfer through both convection and ... Read More

Silica Glass Block Coated with a Copper Layer

In this time-dependent model, a silica block of glass, coated with a thin copper layer is subjected to a heat flux. Copper is a highly conductive material, while the silica glass is of poor thermal conductivity, which sets up an highly-varied temperature differential. The model must ... Read More

Thermal Bridges in Building Construction — 3D Iron Bar Through Insulation Layer

This model studies the heat conduction in a thermal bridge made up of an iron bar and an insulation layer that separates a hot internal side from a cold external side. The heat flux between internal and external side and the maximum temperature on the external wall are compared them with ... Read More

Calculating Mass and Energy Balances

This tutorial model can be used to learn how to calculate mass and energy balances. Get a detailed demonstration in this blog post: [How to Calculate Mass Conservation and Energy Balance](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/how-to-calculate-mass-conservation-and-energy-balance/) Read More

Busbar with Surface-to-Surface Radiation

This model computes an electromagnetic-heated busbar with surface-to-surface radiation and compares the results with the busbar model without radiation. The surface emissivity of copper is varied between 0.1 (blank material), 0.3 (partially oxidized), and 0.3 (heavily oxidized). A more ... Read More

Simulation of RF Tissue Ablation

This example exemplifies how to model tissue ablation through applying RF radiation. A more detailed description of the phenomenon, and the modeling process, can be seen in the blog post "[Study Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation Using Simulation](/blogs/study-radiofrequency-tissue-ablation ... Read More

Action on Structures Exposed to Fire — Thermal Elongation

This entry is a compilation of some examples from DIN EN 1991-1-2 (Actions on structures exposed to fire). Models that are included: 1. Cooling (HT) 2. Heating (HT) 3. Heat transfer through multiple layers (HT) 4. Thermal elongation (SME, thermal stress) 5. Thermal expansion (SME, HT, ... Read More

Buoyancy Flow in Water

This example studies the stationary state of free convection in a cavity filled with water and bounded by two vertical plates. To generate the buoyancy flow, the plates are heated at different temperatures, bringing the regime close to the transition between laminar and turbulent. To ... Read More

LED Bulb Cooling

This model describes the three heat transfer modes: conduction, convection, and radiation, combined with nonisothermal flow in a realistic geometry representing a light bulb and the surrounding air. The LED chips dissipate heat. The model computes the equilibrium temperature induced by ... Read More