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Heat Contact

Basic component of Contact between 2 objects  Description The Heat Contact component models contact between 2 objects which is controlled by the signal input. The following image is an example with Thermal Conductor component to explain the behavior of Heat Contact component.  Equations $\mathrm{dT}=\mathrm{T__a}-\mathrm{T__b}$ When $\mathrm{sw}$ is $\mathrm{true}$ , the contact is valid and the component has heat resistance $\mathrm{R__on}$. When $\mathrm{sw}$ is $\mathrm{false}$ , the contact is invalid and the component has heat conductance $\mathrm{G__off}$. Variables

 Symbol Units Description Modelica ID $\mathrm{Q__flow}$ $W$ Heat flow rate from port a to port b Q_flow $K$ Temperature of port a $K$ Temperature of port b $\mathrm{dT}$ $K$ Relative temperature between port a and port b dT Connections

 Name Description Modelica ID $\mathrm{port_a}$ Thermal port a port_a $\mathrm{port_b}$ Thermal port b port_b $\mathrm{sw}$ Input signal to control the condition of contact sw Parameters

 Symbol Default Units Description Modelica ID ${R}_{\mathrm{on}}$ $1.0\cdot {10}^{-7}$ $\frac{K}{W}$ Heat resistance when the contact is valid. Ron $\mathrm{G__off}$ $1.0\cdot {10}^{-7}$ $\frac{W}{K}$ Heat conductance when the contact is invalid. Goff See Also