Discovery Import

Discovery Import

Heat Flux boundary condition convention?

    • phil.hegedus

      What is the convention for determining or setting the direction of the heat flux? Obviously, a positive value transfers energy one way across a plane and a negative value would go the opposite way. However, there are no visual cues or arrows indicating which one is which. The documentation doesn't (currently) specify a convention, implicitly or explicitly.

    • Brian Bueno
      Ansys Employee


      I assume you're referring to Discovery Live.

      At the moment I don't believe there is any indication besides the +/- designation for the quantity.  A positive value will add energy to the simulation, while a negative value will remove energy.

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