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Flask heat loss

Hello,

I am doing a project on flasks. For part of my project I want to analyse how quickly the container will lose heat depending on material and shape. I don’t have much experience with this software so any help as to how I would go about this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Hi,

Based on the description, I believe the most cost-effective way to study that would be a transient heat transfer simulation:

You’d be able to initialize certain parts of the domain (subdomains) or the entire domain (global initialization) at a given temperature:

And then you can set a heat sink mechanism. In your case, likely a convective heat flux boundary condition for the outer walls of the container.

You should be able to find similar projects by searching in the public projects section.

Cheers

Thank you.