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FEA Beyond Basics: Thermal Analysis WB1726


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 three-session web seminar 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. In-class, hands-on exercises and between-session assignments will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.


Learning Objectives
By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:
  • Identify mechanisms of heat transfer present in an analysis problem
  • Implement FEA and/or CFD to analyze heat transfer
  • Peform conjugate heat transfer analysis
  • Select applicable modeling techniques
  • Assess and implement results of thermal analysis

Who Should Attend
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. Familiarity or experience with FEA equivalent to or as covered in the Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers web seminar or on-demand course is recommended.

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
Registration Information
Registration for this live web seminar is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. Participants attend an online session from work or home; anywhere with a PC with internet access and a telephone. The fee includes one connection to the conference calls (toll free telephone number provided for U.S. and select countries*) and assigned personal ID number; one connection to SAE's online training center (via WebEx); and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center that contains the presentations, supplemental materials, and assignments.

Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.

*Global toll-free telephone numbers are provided for many countries outside the U.S., but are limited to those on the WebEx call-in toll-free number list. Check here to see if your country has a global call-in toll free telephone number for this web seminar. If your country is not listed, you may still connect using the US/Canada Call-in toll number or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Although WebEx Training Manager will automatically launch when you join the web seminar, you or your system administrator are encouraged to download the plug-in in advance to help ensure successful setup. Click here, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Multiple Seat Discount - 50% off more than one!

  1. If you participated in the SAE Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers, Vibration Analysis using Finite Element Analysis or FEA Beyond Basics: Nonlinear Analysis web seminars within one year prior to the start date of this course and paid full list or member price, you may request a 50% discount off the list price of this web seminar.

    OR

  2. Register one individual at the appropriate list or member price, then register as many additional employees at half off the list price. To receive the discount, register all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first registrant. The offer is good for only the same web seminar and offering dates. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.

Discount applies to web seminar(s) of equal or lesser list fee. Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of these discounts.

Cancellations
If you cannot attend, you may register a substitute in your place or transfer your registration to a future offering. A full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to web seminar start date. If canceled less than 14 days prior, the full fee is charged. For $50, you may process a one-time transfer to a future offering within one year of canceled web seminar. Canceling may reduce group discounts. To cancel, transfer or send a substitute, call SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (US & Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970.

Paul Kurowski

Paul KurowskiDr. 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 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.

Fees: $595.00
SAE Members: $476.00 - $536.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

Duration: 7 Hours
June 4-8, 2018 (3 Sessions) - Live Online
  • Session 1 - June 4 (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Session 2 - June 6 (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET)
  • Session 3 - June 8 (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET)
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