What is the difference between plates and walls?
The main differences are:
` Walls can only be used as boundary condition. One side of the wall object must touch either the cabinet (system boundary) or the surface of a hollow block (local boundary). Plates on the other hand can be used inside of the cabinet also (Here both surfaces are exposed to the fluid).
` Walls can be moving, whereas plates are stationary.
` Walls can have fixed temperature, but plates cannot.
` Plates can also be used as a contact resistance (through plane resistance only) while thin walls act only as a conducting thin object (3D spreading and resistance).
For additional information, refer following sections:
Icepak 12.1 User Guide -> Plates
Icepak 12.1 User Guide -> Walls