FEA Beyond Basics: Thermal Analysis Web Seminar RePlay
Course code: PD331726
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a powerful and well recognized tool used in the analysis of heat transfer problems. However, FEA can only analyze solid bodies and, by necessity thermal analysis with FEA is limited to conductive heat transfer. The other two types of heat transfer: convection and radiation must by approximated by boundary conditions. Modeling all three mechanisms of heat transfer without arbitrary assumption requires a combined use of FEA and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
This advanced course is for FEA users who need to expand thermal analysis to include heat transfer in solids and fluids without the use of arbitrary convective or radiative boundary conditions. The course demonstrates how FEA and CFD work together to solve conjugate heat transfer problems producing results that simulate real life problems.
All topics are illustrated using FEA software, SolidWorks® Simulation, for which participants will be provided a student license (compatible with 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10; IE 10,11; MS Excel and Word 2010, 2013, 2016) and opportunity to practice skills learned. Acquired skills, however, will not be software specific and no prior exposure to FEA software is required. Hands-on exercises and demonstrations will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.
By participating in this course, you\’ll be able to:
- Identify mechanisms of heat transfer present in an analysis problem
- Implement FEA and/or CFD to analyze heat transfer
- Perform conjugate heat transfer analysis
- Select applicable modeling techniques
- Assess and implement results of thermal analysis