Bimetallic Strip in Airflow
Application ID: 74251
This is a conceptual model illustrating how to couple fluid-structure interaction, heat transfer, and thermal expansion.
A bimetallic strip in an air channel is heated so that it bends. After some time, an airflow with an inlet temperature which varies in time is introduced. As a result, there are changes in deformation, caused both by the fluid pressure and by the convective cooling.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- CFD Module, or Heat Transfer Module and
- MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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