Which system to use?

QilahpieQilahpie Member Posts: 2
Hi, i am new to ansys. Say, i want to solve for conduction heat transfer with convection boundary condition assuming steady condition. What is the best system to use? Ansys Fluent or Steady-state thermal? What is the difference exactly?


  • RobRob UKPosts: 8,966Forum Coordinator
    edited July 2020

    Fluent will let you solve the flow so the convective cooling is modelled. In Mechanical you'd need to assign a convective boundary flux or use a fluid element which (I think) then uses a correlation. Mechanical may be quicker, Fluent will be more accurate (assuming you set it up right). 

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