How to model time dependent heater in transient HEAT simulation?




Besides the Global Souce Shutter, I am wondering if there is a way of implementing a time-varying heater source for transient simulation?

Thank you.


Hi, Another way to define a time varying heat input (heater) to your transient HEAT simulation would be to use the “power” thermal boundary condition. In transient simulation this boundary condition has options to define a time varying power input to a solid.

Please note that the power boundary condition has some limitation over the heat source when modeling a heater. Take a look at this discussion:


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