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13.2 Modeling Conductive and Convective Heat Transfer

ANSYS FLUENT allows you to include heat transfer within the fluid and/or solid regions in your model. Problems ranging from thermal mixing within a fluid to conduction in composite solids can thus be handled by ANSYS FLUENT.

When your ANSYS FLUENT model includes heat transfer you will need to activate the relevant physical models, supply thermal boundary conditions, and input material properties that govern heat transfer and/or vary with temperature as part of the setup. For information about heat transfer theory, see this section in the separate Theory Guide. Information about heat transfer theory and how to set up and use heat transfer in your ANSYS FLUENT model is presented in the following subsections:

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