Solar Heating of Container


Metallic transport containers can get extremely hot when kept exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, containers for thermally sensitive materials employ a sandwich construction with a layer of insulation and air gap. The software evaluates thermal performance of insulated container by solving transient one-dimensional heat transfer equations involving radiation, conduction & convection. Inputs to the software are container dimensions, thicknesses of all panels and air gaps, thermo-physical properties and ambient conditions. The software predicts peak and diurnal variation of temperature attained during the day for each panel.

Run with default values or select input file

Run with default values or select temperature file