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FEA Beyond Basics: Thermal Analysis Web Seminar RePlay PD331726

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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.

Objectives

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

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Seven hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .7 CEUs* (upon completion of all course modules and satisfactory assessment score)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

The course is intended for design engineers who already have a foundational understanding of FEA but need to elevate its use to an advanced level to predict product behavior more closely.

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Session 1
  • Modeling Different Mechanisms of Heat Transfer
  • Steady State Thermal Analysis
  • Transient Thermal Analysis
Session 2
  • Overview of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Comparison between FEA and CFD
  • Internal and External Fluid Flow Problems
  • Interfacing between FEA and CFD
  • Conjugate Heat Flow
Session 3
  • Analysis of Convective Heat Transfer with CFD and FEA
  • Analysis of Radiative Heat Ttransfer with CFD and FEA

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 10-11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Joe J. Doe
Pawel M. Kurowski

Dr. Paul Kurowski is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. His teaching experience includes finite element analysis, machine design, mechanics of materials, kinematics and dynamics of machines, mechanical vibration and product development. He is also the President of Design Generator Inc., a consulting firm specializing in product development, design analysis and training in Computer Aided Engineering methods. Dr. Kurowski has published multiple technical papers and taught professional development seminars for SAE International, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC), Rand Worldwide, SolidWorks Corp. and other companies and professional organizations. He is the author of the SAE book, Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers, Second Edition, and contributes regularly to several engineering publications focusing on the implementation of CAE methods into the product development process. He is a member of SAE International and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Dr. Kurowski obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Warsaw Technical University and completed postdoctoral work at Kyoto University.

0.7 CEUs

Access Period:90 Days

Duration: 7 Hours
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