The success of many structural designs requires a thorough understanding of both the thermal and mechanical response of the design. Temperature-dependent material properties, thermally-induced deformation, and temperature variations all may be important design considerations. This course introduces you to the heat transfer and thermal-stress capabilities available within 3DEXPERIENCE. Practical examples and workshops are used to illustrate these capabilities.

Topics Covered:

Overview – Structural Simulation – Heat Transfer and Thermal-Stress Analysis

1 – Heat Transfer and Stress Analysis Overview

 2 – Heat Transfer Basics

3 – Geometry, Material Properties, and Elements

4 – Analysis Procedures and Convergence

5 – Boundary Conditions and Loads

6 – Thermal Interfaces

7 – Thermal Output and Processing

8 — Thermal-Stress Analysis

9 — Sequentially-Coupled Thermal-Stress Analysis

Fully-Coupled Thermal-Stress Analysis

11 — Adiabatic Analysis

A1 – Heat Transfer Theory


Target audience

  • Structural Performance Engineer, Structural Mechanics Engineer, Structural Analysis Engineer



  • The following course is required prior to taking this one: – Structural Simulation Essentials (or equivalent)