Heat conduction analysis of flange

Update: June 1, 2017
OpenFOAM 4.x

Case directory



Heat conduction equation \frac{\partial T}{\partial t} = \Delta T will be solved until 3 seconds later.

For boundary conditions, temperature is fixed at 273 K for patch2 (red part) and 573 K for patch4 (blue part). All other boundaries are set to zero gradient.

Boundary region (lower) Boundary region (lower)
Boundary region (upper) Boundary region (upper)

The meshes are as follows.

Mesh Meshes

The calculation result is as follows.

Temperature distribution (T)
計算結果 Temperature distribution at 3 seconds (T)

From the calculation results, we can see how the temperature is conducted.


cp -r $FOAM_TUTORIALS/basic/laplacianFoam/flange flange
cd flange

ansysToFoam flange.ans -scale 0.001



paraFoam --data=VTK/flange_..vtk

The meshes of the pre-prepared ANSYS format file are converted and used. After the calculation, the result data is converted to VTK format and visualized.

Calculation time

3.8 seconds *Single, Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40GHz