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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