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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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