Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Example: simple ohmic/joule heating case in a conjugate heat transfer analysis

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This case details flow through a metal casing in which the fluid draws heat from a metal casing that was heated due to voltage potential difference.


This example file shows a flow through a metal casing in a full conjugate heat transfer environment.
The metal casing is heated via ohmic heating (also called joule or resistive heating) due to a voltage potential difference applied via positive and negative terminals on the casing itself.
This voltage difference drives a flow of current which then heats the metal. The heat is then rejected into the flowing fluid through the domain.
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Design Manager Electronics Cooling In-Cylinder (STAR-ICE) Job Manager Simcenter STAR-CCM+