May 7, 2013 9:47am UTC
I am running a stationary model of a wire network usinf Electric currents and Heat transfer in solids . Each copper
wire (linearised reistivity) has a constant current. There are heat losses to the air and heat conducted between
wires at their junctions.
There is a resultant temperature gradient along each wire. How can I get a plot of the variation in resistivity?
I see uniform heat losses along the wire even though the temperature varies (and therefore resistance should vary)
Something seems to be working because temperatures are a bit lower with constant conductivity model.
May 7, 2013 11:53am UTC in response to David Segal
Re: resistivity plotting
to enhance the thermal cooling, if done with convective cooling, is to run once with a large "h[W/m^2/K]" value i.e. 100x what you expect
To plot the resistivity, its normally the material value, with a call to the temperature, something like material.
You could also consider using the JH physics (Joule heating) which combines both EC and HT pre-cooked for you.
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