Hello guys

Anyone here was successful simulating heat/thermal phenomena like heat convection transfer inside Grasshopper? I am new to the FEA world and definitely lack the skills to replicate it inside Gh.

I am trying to simulate a 2D grid of cells with a heat source diffusing in a material. (I am designing a heat sink based upon generative algorithm) I am doing this step inside Fusion, but I am running an optimization loop, so I cannot manually do back and forth between Gh and Fusion 1000’s of times.

I tried to replicate this two dimensional heat conduction equation with Microsoft Excel Solver https://youtu.be/CSAIxrWu5nc?t=922 inside Grasshopper, but no luck so far. I am unable to find which algorithm the “Excel Solver” uses.

Is is possible to do this with Ladybug/Honeybee or DIVA etc, because as far as I know, you can only simulate solar radiation and not set certain portion of your geometry as a heat source.

It will be really helpful if you can point out any reference or articles that will help in replicating this inside Gh. For now even a rudimentary simple heat transfer system will also be a good step ahead.

Any help is appreciated.