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thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

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Is it possible to have a model of a pipe in Pro/Mechanica an apply a heat rate to it so that it heats up at 20C/hr.  This is to find how much the temperature of the outside f the pipe lags the inside temp at certain heat rates.

RE: thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

This is a dynamic problem. Can it solve?

RE: thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

If you set up a transient thermal analysis, it is not possible to vary a a prescribed temperature, but you can vary heat load or convection condition against time, so it might be possible to do your analysis.

RE: thermal analysis, 20C/hr heat rate

Do you even need FEA for this?  Heating up a pipe seems like you could find an analytical solution right out of a textbook.

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