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Unformatted text preview: Thermal Analysis (ANTYPE = 4) Element Type(s): 3-D Conduction Bar Elements (LINK33) Input Listing: vm114.dat Test Case
A semi-infinite solid, initially at a temperature To, is subjected to a linearly rising surface temperature Ts = 3600
t, where Ts is in °F and t is time in hours. Determine the temperature distribution in the solid at t = 2 min. Figure 114.1 Linearly-rising Surface Temperature Problem Sketch Material Properties
k = 10 Btu/hr-ft-°F
γ = 500 lb/ft3
c = 0.2 Btu/lb-°F Loading
To = 0°F @ t = 0
Ts = 120°F @ t = 2 (ramped) (see Figure 114.2: “Temperature vs. Time Plot”) Analysis Assumptions and Modeling Notes
A nonuniform mesh is used to model the nonlinear thermal gradient through the solid. An arbitrary area of 1 ft2
is used for the elements. The length of the model is taken as 0.3 ft assuming that no significant temperature
change occurs at the interior end point (Node 2) during the time period of interest (2 min). This assumption is
validated by the temperature of node 2 at the end of the transient analysis.
Automatic time stepping is...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course DEPARTMENT E301 taught by Professor Kulasinghe during the Spring '09 term at University of Peradeniya.
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