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Software for heat transfer and ground heat

HEAT2 - Heat transfer in two dimensions

Window frame analysis. Pre-processor (left) and post-processor (right) showing temperatures and heat flow arrays.

Slab on the ground. Pre-processor (left). Post-processor showing temperatures (middle) and heat flow intensities (right) indicating a large thermal bridge effect (red color). Heat flow arrays are also shown.

Window frame with 11 cavities with radiation and convection calculated according to ISO 10077.

A few examples of applications

Slab on the ground. Detail of wall/floor/ground connection. Temperatures and heat flow arrays.

Stairs heated by heating pipes (frost protection). Pre-processor (left) and post-processor (right) showing temperatures. Isotherm T=0 shown in white.

Floor heating. Pre-processor showing temperatures and isotherms (left), heat flow intensities and arrays (middle) and temperatures in 3D (right).

85 heat sources of 1 W/m placed in a checkerboard pattern. Pre-processor showing temperatures and isotherms (left), heat flow intensities and arrays (right).

January

April

July

October

Yearly temperature variation beneath a slab on the ground. The outdoor temperatures has a maximum of +23 C and a minimum of -7 C, see function 1 defined as below

Sinusoidal variation for outdoor temperature

The Movie Maker captures graphical output data, such as temperatures, isotherms, and heat flows and makes a standard AVI-file.

HEAT2 user interface.