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If you could locate heat discretely anywhere, in a thin profile with low power, where would you place it?

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Heat
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Snow
Adam Malofsky, PhD
39 months ago

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Sorry for confusion - we have a new heat system/source that is extremely efficient and lower profile and thus weight than anything seen before. We are looking at applications accordingly. Curious what the Convetit family thinks.

Adam Malofsky, PhD
39 months ago
It is interesting. The heat source is conserved in the thin or placed into it from an external source. where is the efficiency justified based on output and input? I have a small melting pot that can arrived at a temperature of up to 1200 degree celsius for my hobby lab. I have tried to melt waste tin with it based on material science principles, but i did not achieved good results. - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
There was alot of crestals and ash. The goals was of melting the tin was to evaluate the recyclability of it for producing other products like sheets for construction and other uses. Maybe Adam based on your experience on heating systems, you can give more inside. - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
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Hi Adam, Saw your post and it got me thinking about piezoelectric components and phase change materials. Is your application flexible or rigid? I’m thinking of cold weather gear with piezoelectric inserts that would heat with movement (no battery). Re: phase change materials representing a way of storing potential energy to be released as heat (but would need to be reloaded with energy at some point). Rob

Rob Walsh
37 months ago
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Could you provide more context or explain your question more?

Nathan Cooper
39 months ago
We have developed a very highly efficient, low profile dimensionally (very thin) and thus weight heating source. Looking at where folks think that may have application. - Adam 39 months ago
Hmm, this is very interesting. I suppose it depends on the heat output per surface area. I can tell you immediately that the HVAC industry would love technology that you're proposing. Applications like trace/underfloor heating especially. Another use would be furniture/car furniture, Im thinking for more so comfort. Hygiene industry also to keep surfaces sterile using a heating source and a lab. - Nathan 39 months ago
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If, I am not wrong, this is generally done by determining Reynolds numbers and Grashof numbers in the medium. There are several numerical simulations methods/protocols/software {e. g. artificial neural networks (ANN), CFD simulations, genetic algorithms (GA) FLUENT 6.3} are available for determining complete temperature distribution. The obtained heat/temperature distribution chart (2D or 3D) is used for locating the heat sources in a medium. The heat sources are then distribute based on the target temperature requirement. 

Hope this partly answer your queries, otherwise as Nathan rightly said, more context or specified areas are required!

Samares B
39 months ago
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Radiant hot water below a floor or electric radiant panels in a ceiling

Bud Hammer
39 months ago
Great....that is one we are looking at - Adam 39 months ago
Just do not need water - Adam 39 months ago
use in on driveways, porches, sidewalks & gutters to melt snow, use it to warm a bathroom, maybe a backyard swimming pool. - David 37 months ago
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I think, it will depend on the purpose for locating it, as where as in modelling and simulation, whether using which algorithm or simulator, the purpose for doing it must be clearly defined. Nathan is right, the question will make no sense, if additional text are not provided, especially the purpose for the location

Dr. Ernest Fongwa
39 months ago
This is literal - we have developed an ultra thin heat source that has very high heating efficiency. Looking at applications. - Adam 39 months ago
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Inner lining of thin gloves. Flex fingers to power heating. But then I am from Scotland - sure there are more pressing needs for this type of technology.

Iain Hennessey
39 months ago
Samares Biswas and Iain Hennessey, then one could asked whether it is for conductivity, expansion, conservation or dispersion in the thin. Process are modell and simulated based on the dynamics, and heating is an action that will cause a reaction, making modelling possible, but i will not expect a growth algorithm to be used in the case of placing heat in thin, put in a bio-chemical process - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
For instance the process of substracts in the present of heat and air to form ammonia, which i have tried to should this relation using Petri nets (Network) modelling and simulation framework - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
In one some of my publications - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
As well as PhD Thesis - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
No - that's great Iain. Clothing, coats, gloves - most heated ones today are coil or plate based and not easily controlled or precisely controlled. Our new tech can do that. - Adam 39 months ago
But how do you simulate the process to provide a system understanding, for instance for the purpose of automatisation, if you can not use a dynamic algorithm ? - Dr. Ernest 39 months ago
I would suggest the use can be for an electric blanket, heating pad, heating pad for placing in injured muscles in physical therapy. Use in incubators to warm baby's. - David 37 months ago
On seats at outdoor sporting events to keep the players and spectators warm during cold weather. - David 36 months ago
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Adam: Would it have application in horticulture and agriculture? Speeding up germination? Can it be made to look 'pleasing'? Could it be used as wall coverings in a domestic environment?

David Cottrell
36 months ago
Horticulture, less likely ag, yes, it can be a sheet form at low voltages, even a rolled good. - Adam 36 months ago
Would it be applicable for heated transport (eg chemicals?) I'm thinking phenol and other compounds that are solid at room temperature. - David 36 months ago
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Undersoil heating for sports venues.
Inside car seats.

David Cottrell
36 months ago
On seats at outdoor sporting events to keep the players and spectators warm during cold weather - David 36 months ago

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