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Heat Power/Energy PropertyManager

The Heat Power/Energy PropertyManager lists the heat power or heat energy of the thermal equilibrium calculations. It also lists the net heat power or heat energy that is entering or leaving the system. Listing of heat energy is available for transient thermal studies only.

To display this PropertyManager, create a Thermal Simulation study. Right-click Results and select List Heat Power/Energy.

Options

Heat Power  
Heat Energy Available for transient thermal studies only.
Heat energy is calculated as the area under the heat power - time curve.

Selection

Unit Selects the heat power or heat energy unit.
Select Faces, Edges or Vertices Selects faces, edges, or vertices of solids and shells to list the heat flow.
Components Selects the entire assembly or components to list the heat flow.

Solution Step

Available for transient thermal studies only

Plot Step (start time) Sets the solution time step to list the results.
Time Shows the time step is seconds for the selected solution step.
Plot Step (end time) Available for heat energy results between two solution steps. Sets the end solution time step to list the results.

Summary

All thermal equilibrium results are listed at the nodes.
Power In, Energy In Lists the heat power or heat energy that flows through the selected entities.
Power Out, Energy Out Lists the heat power or heat energy that flows out of the selected entities.
Net Power, Net Energy Lists the net heat power or the net heat energy for the selected entities and the entire model.

If heat power is applied to a part with multiple bodies, the software adds the positive (flowing through the body) and negative (flowing out of the body) heat power for each body. The total heat power flowing in and out of all bodies is listed under the Entire Model.

For steady state thermal analysis, the net heat power flow is zero for the entire model.

A positive net heat energy indicates heat gain, whereas a negative heat energy indicates heat loss.



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