General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Does Steady State Heat Transfer Conserve Energy in Each Cell?

    • sraykar8

      I am doing a simple simulation in Steady State Thermal. 


      I want to know if energy is conserved in the whole domain or in each cell as well. 

      I am asking this because I am aware that this is a drawback of FEM.


      How does ANSYS deal with this? 

    • peteroznewman

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    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      Energy is conserved. Heat transfer may not be as you can also heat/cool a cell (or it reacts etc) so more energy can enter than leaves . 

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