2D Heat Transfer Benchmark with Convective Cooling

Model ID: 265

This example shows a 2D steady-state thermal analysis including convection to a prescribed external (ambient) temperature. It is given as a benchmarking example.

The benchmark result for the target location is a temperature of 18.25 C. The COMSOL Multiphysics model, using a default mesh with 556 elements, gives a temperature of 18.28 C. Successive uniform refinements show a temperature of 18.26 and 18.25 C, converging toward the benchmark result.

This model was built using the following:

COMSOL Multiphysics

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