Heat transfer

Heat transfer is a process that is abundant in nature and extensively used for engineering applications. Therefore a good understanding of the phenomenon allows to tackle various scientific and technological problems.  Numerical simulation of heating and cooling processes, if properly conducted, reduces development costs, improves safety and underlies optimization. Solving heat and fluid coupling is of paramount importance in science and engineering. Design of heat exchangers, combustors, insulators, air conditioners – the list keeps on growing every moment!

QuickerSim CFD Toolbox for MATLAB® provides routines for solving steady and unsteady heat transfer cases in solids and fluids for both laminar and turbulent flow regimes. Our CFD software allows simulation of heat conduction, natural and forced convection as well radiation, which makes it applicable to a wide variety of heat transfer cases. The open structure of the QuickerSim CFD Toolbox combined with MATLAB’s work environment and postprocessing tools allow efficient data handling and simple implementation of thermodynamic models and correlations. The Toolbox also provides data input and output tools for integration with other CFD and CAE software.  When developing a product, a user can also take advantage of MATLAB’s built-in optimization tools.

To learn more about MATLAB code for simulating heat transfer visit our TUTORIAL PAGE.  

Case 1: Laminar flow past a fragment of heat exchanger. Observe varying thickness of thermal boundary layer depending on the fluid heat conductivity.

Go to the Tutorial 15 - Laminar Heat Exchanger to try it out.

Case 2: Free convection in a cell with an isothermal boundary conditions. The temperature difference induces buoyancy that drives the flow.