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SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Thermal Analysis

by Arvind Sivarama Krishnan

This course will teach you how to run a thermal analysis and calculate the temperature distribution due to a heat load, conduction, convection, and radiation. It also teaches you how to calculate the stress and displacements due to a thermal load. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

What you'll learn

CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables every designer and engineer to carry out thermal analysis at any stage of design to ensure that every component and assembly performs properly within expected temperature ranges, and spot safety issues before they arise. Thermal analysis calculates the temperature and heat transfer within and between components in your design and its environment. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Thermal Analysis, you'll learn how to apply conduction, convection, and radiation loads in a static or time-dependent manner on your parts or assemblies. First, you'll dive into a background of thermal analysis, including a basic understanding of the modes of heat transfer. Next, you'll explore how to perform a thermal analysis on a graphics card, and take a look at steady state and transient analysis to understand the effects of time. Finally, you'll learn how to perform a stress analysis with a temperature load to ensure the design stays within the guidelines required. By the end of the course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently setup and run a thermal analysis. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author

Arvind Krishnan works at GoEngineer with a focus on 3D Printing and Analysis tools. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering. After completing his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Arlington, he worked at GoEngineer as a Simulation Technical Support Engineer. Following this, he moved to Raleigh and got his graduate degree from North Carolina State University. His research focused on the convergence Structural Optimization, Finite Element Analysis and Additive Manufacturing me... more

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