This tutorial was created using ANSYS 7.0 to solve a simple conduction problem.

The Simple Conduction Example is constrained as shown in the following figure. Thermal conductivity (k) of the material is 10 W/m*C and the block is assumed to be infinitely long.

ANSYS Command Listing

/title, Simple Conduction Example
/PREP7

! define geometry

length=1.0
height=1.0
blc4,0,0,length, height		! area - one corner, then width and height

! mesh 2D areas

ET,1, PLANE55			! Thermal element only
MP,KXX,1,10			! 10 W/mC
ESIZE,length/20			! number of element sub-divisions/side
AMESH,ALL

FINISH
/SOLU

ANTYPE,0			! STEADY-STATE THERMAL ANALYSIS

! fixed temp BC's
NSEL,S,LOC,Y,height		! select nodes on top with y=height
D,ALL,TEMP,500			! apply fixed temp of 500C
NSEL,ALL
NSEL,S,LOC,X,0			! select nodes on three sides
NSEL,A,LOC,X,length
NSEL,A,LOC,Y,0
D,ALL,TEMP,100			! apply fixed temp of 100C
NSEL,ALL

SOLVE
FINISH

/POST1
PLNSOL,TEMP,,0,			! contour plot of temperatures