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8.7 Specific Heat Capacity

The specific heat capacity must be defined when the energy equation is active. FLUENT provides several options for definition of the heat capacity:

Each of these input options and the governing physical models are detailed in this section. In all cases, you will define the Cp in the Materials panel.

Define $\rightarrow$ Materials...

Specific heat capacity is input in units of J/kg-K in SI units or BTU/lbm- $^\circ$R in British units.


For combustion applications, a temperature-dependent specific heat is recommended.

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