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Summary of Thermal Boundary Conditions

Load Type

Geometric Entities

Reference Geometry Type

Required Input

Temperature  

Vertices, Edges, Faces and components

N/A

Unit and temperature value.

Convection

Faces

N/A

Film coefficient and bulk temperature in the desired units.

Radiation

Faces

N/A

Unit and value of the surrounding temperature, emissivity, and view factor for surface to ambient radiation.

Heat Flux

Faces and an optional vertex for thermostat location for transient studies

N/A

Unit and value of the heat flux (heat power/unit area). Temperature range for optional thermostat for transient studies.

Heat Power  

Vertices, Edges, Faces, Components, and an optional vertex for thermostat location for transient studies

N/A

Unit and value of the heat power. The specified value is applied to each selected entity. Temperature range for optional thermostat for transient studies.



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