I would also be interested to know how large the demand for this feature would be.
For simple cases it should not be too hard to implement because of the analogies in the heat equation and the electric potential. There is a generic approach one could use with a thermal solver to compute the joule heating effect in a chained manner:
- Solve the electric potential (can be done with heat solver using equivalences)
- Compute heat source from electric potential using Ohm’s law
- Apply heat source in a thermal analysis as load
A similar chained approach is used for our thermo-mechanical analysis types.
Would this be enough for your needs? Could you explain your application a little more so that we can get a feeling how useful/valid the above approach would be in your case.