1D Heat Conduction in a Rectangular Rod

  • Last Post 12 March 2020
AlyKanaan8 posted this 11 March 2020

Hello guys, I am trying to do a 1D Steady Heat conduction problem using a rectangular rod. I draw a 3D rectangular rod in design modeler, and as I want to mesh the model, a 3D element is used whereas I want to mesh it using a 1D element (linear), and as I go to properties in the design modeler, the analysis type can be 2D or 3D. How can I use a 1D element in the meshing ?

Kremella posted this 12 March 2020


You will not be able to do a 1D heat transfer analysis on Ansys. It is possible to assume a 2D domain and apply boundary conditions on your rectangular rod (assume adiabatic at the two opposite ends) and for a 1D unidirectional heat transfer. This can be achieved in Ansys.

However, for a pure 1D analysis - please refer to a rudimentary heat transfer textbook, which will give you the analytical solution.

Thank you.

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