Convection

Lumped thermal element for heat convection

 Description The Convection component models a linear heat convection between solid geometries and fluid flow over the solid using a convective thermal conductance controlled by an input signal.
 Equations ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}}={Q}_{{\mathrm{flow}}_{\mathrm{solid}}}=-{Q}_{{\mathrm{flow}}_{\mathrm{fluid}}}={G}_{c}\Delta T$ $\Delta T={T}_{\mathrm{solid}}-{T}_{\mathrm{fluid}}$

Variables

 Name Units Description Modelica ID ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}}$ $W$ Heat flow rate from solid -> fluid Q_flow $\Delta T$ $K$ = solid.T - fluid.T dT

Connections

 Name Description Modelica ID ${G}_{c}$ Real input; convective thermal conductance in $\frac{W}{K}$ Gc $\mathrm{solid}$ HeatPort for solid solid $\mathrm{fluid}$ HeatPort for fluid fluid

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