Natural Convection Modelling with SimScale

The number of different physical phenomena that can be modelled on the SimScale platform is growing further. While constantly testing the platform and collecting feedback from our Early Access Program users, the SimScale team is integrating new analysis types and user interface features to enable more advanced workflows.

Natural Convection Modelling

One of the latest additions is the capability to model conjugate heat flow. The screenshot below shows the temperature field above a simple heated block structure, computed with this new analysis type.

Natural Convection Modelling with SimScale

A new meshing operation enables the user to generate a suitable mesh after uploading a CAD file of the solid region.

The fluid region surrounding the solid part is specified via a simple box. The mesh operation itself is completely automated. As an example these new capabilities can be used to model the natural convection above a heat sink like shown in the figure above.

Additionally we added several tutorials for a faster start with the new analysis types. We hope that the new capabilities are of help for your engineering work. As always, we are very interested in your opinion and your feedback – please contact us in case you have ideas for improvement.


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