Heat Conduction Finite Element Analysis Program
Both SMAP-T2 and SMAP-T3 are advanced finite element computer programs developed for the nonlinear heat
SMAP-T2 is for 2-dimensional and SMAP-T3 for 3-dimensional analysis.
The programs have been applied to various types of heat conduction problems
including longterm heat flow from the high-level nuclear waste repository, power
requirements to freeze saturated backfilled soils to be used for egress/heat sinks, and
design of freezing pipes.
Isoparametric continuum element
Models soils, rocks, concrete and other continuum media.
Allows nonlinear thermal conductivities and heat capacities
with consideration of latent heat during the phase change.
Models dry, saturated and partially saturated porous media.
Freezing pipe model
Absorbs heat from the surrounding medium resulting
in a temperature increase in the freezing fluid.
Prescribed heat flow
Heat generating sources
Efficient method of averaging heat capacity during phase change
- Nonlinear heat conduction
- Permafrost and heat sink
- Ground freezing by freezing pipe
- Heat propagation from high-level nuclear waste source
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