MapleSim Heat Transfer Library Overview
Boards and Parts Generation App
Temperature Distribution App
The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, enabling you to refine your design to improve performance and avoid overheating. The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library is useful for any situation where heat generation is a concern, especially when there are moving boundaries between heat generating components, such as motors, batteries, printers, and manufacturing equipment.
The basic port connections are based on the http://doc.modelica.org/help/Modelica_Thermal_HeatTransfer_Interfaces.html#Modelica.Thermal.HeatTransfer.Interfaces.HeatPort port type, whose signals are given in the following table.
Heat flow; positive is into component
The components of the Heat Transfer library are arranged into directories. For a description of each of the component types, see the table below.
Model basic heat and thermal components, such as heat capacitor, thermal conductor, heat convection, and heat radiation; and model moving boundaries using heat contact and heat routing.
Define heat flow and temperature
Combine multiple basic thermal components
Model generic nodes, consisting of heat capacitors and thermal conductors, in various 2-D and 3-D shapes, such as cuboid, cylindrical, ring, and ring sector
Select or define the thermal properties of standard materials
Manage the routing between thermal connections
Monitor heat flow and temperature
Model generic ideal thermal conductor solids in 2-D and 3-D, such as cuboid, cylindrical, or ring shapes, using multiple nodes
Model heat transfer through air
Model heat transfer through water
Visualize temperature change. These components are based on the Nodes and Shapes components, but can be treated as multibody components.
Create a custom component of a circuit board with parts using the Boards and Parts Generation app.
Use the Temperature Distribution app to plot a 3-D visualization of the temperature distribution of a Heat Transfer shape component, mapping temperatures to colors.
For more info on using apps in MapleSim, see Opening MapleSim Apps and Templates.
See the models under Help > Examples > Heat Transfer Examples for typical uses of selected components from this library.
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