mchristi
Ansys Employee

1) To check/verify conduction paths, please see online help topic: "Showing and Verifying Conduction Paths".


2) If this does not help to identify the source the error with your geometry, you should consider redrawing the conductor using a 6- or 8-segment cross-section instead of a smooth circle. There is absolutely no reason to model a round conductor as smooth, in fact, we recommend that you do not do this.


Please keep in mind that you should always try to create a geometry that is physically appropriate but as simple as possible.  Using segmented conductors instead of smooth is one way to accomplish this.  The resulting mesh will be much smaller, the model will solve more quickly and the results will have same (or even better) accuracy.