Heat Transfer Interactive Simulations
Our CDF simulations can be downloaded and used offline with the Wolfram CDF plug-in. They are also available on the Wolfram Demonstration Project website. Our interactive MATLAB simulations must be viewed using MATLAB software. They can be downloaded and viewed offline. Click on the (.m file) link to download the simulation file to your computer. Hover your mouse over the simulation preview for a description. For an overview of MATLAB, visit MathWorksPlease contact us at learnmeche@gmail.com if you identify problems with any of the simulations or if you have suggestions for simulations we might prepare.

Conduction through a Composite Wall

Heat Transfer and Temperature Distribution in a Fin

Combined Free and Forced Convection

Heat Transfer in a Bank of Tubes

Radiation Shielding of a Spherical Black Body

Energy Transfer between Two Blackbodies

Cooking a Turkey

Heat Transfer in Fins

Heat Generation and Conduction through Composite Walls

Effect of Wind Chill on Skin Temperature

Transient Conduction Through a Plane Wall

Heat Transfer Through a Cylinder

Boundary Layer

Plane Wall

Compare Fins

Heat Exchanger

Lumped Capacitance Model
vs Full Model

Energy 2D is an interactive heat transfer simulation program that models all three types of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation). It allows the user to design "computational experiments" to test a hypothesis or solve a problem. Developed by Charles Xie at the Concord Consortium.
Charles Xie, Interactive Heat Transfer Simulations for Everyone, The Physics Teacher, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp. 237-240, 2012.