Heat Transfer Interactive Simulations
Our interactive Mathematica simulations can be viewed using Opera and Mozilla Firefox browsers with the free Wolfram CDF plug-in. They can be downloaded and used offline with the Wolfram CDF plug-in. They are also available on the Wolfram Demonstration Project website. Please 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




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.