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7.18 Solid Conditions

A "solid'' zone is a group of cells for which only a heat conduction problem is solved; no flow equations are solved. The material being treated as a solid may actually be a fluid, but it is assumed that no convection is taking place. The only required input for a solid zone is the type of solid material. You must indicate which material the solid zone contains so that the appropriate material properties will be used. Optional inputs allow you to set a volumetric heat generation rate (heat source) or a fixed value of temperature. You can also define motion for the solid zone. If there are rotationally periodic boundaries adjacent to the solid zone, you will need to specify the rotation axis. If you are modeling radiation using the DO model, you can specify whether or not the solid material participates in radiation.

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