Heat transfer by conduction
The Conductive Heat Transfer block represents a heat transfer by conduction between two layers of the same material. The transfer is governed by the Fourier law and is described with the following equation:
|k||Material thermal conductivity|
|A||Area normal to the heat flow direction|
|D||Distance between layers (thickness of material)|
|TA,TB||Temperatures of the layers|
Connections A and B are thermal conserving ports associated with material layers. The block positive direction is from port A to port B. This means that the heat flow is positive if it flows from A to B.
Use the Variables tab in the block dialog box (or the Variables section in the block Property Inspector) to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
Area of heat transfer, normal to the heat flow direction. The
default value is
Thickness of material, that is, distance between layers. The default value is
Thermal conductivity of the material. The default value is
The block has the following ports:
Thermal conserving port associated with layer A.
Thermal conserving port associated with layer B.