Thermal Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012
- Introduces you to both thermal analysis and its implementation in SolidWorks Simulation 2012
- Covers heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, thermally induced stress and thermally induced buckling
- Uses hands on exercises that build on one another throughout the book
- Designed for users already familiar with Finite Element Analysis using SolidWorks Simulation
Thermal Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to thermal analysis and its implementation in SolidWorks Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate thermal analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises.
Thermal Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012 is designed for users who are already familiar with basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SolidWorks Simulation or who have completed the book Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012. Thermal Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2012 builds on these topics in the area of thermal analysis. Some understanding of FEA and SolidWorks Simulation is assumed.
- Analogies between thermal and structural analysis
- Heat transfer by conduction
- Heat transfer by convection
- Heat transfer by radiation
- Thermal loads and boundary conditions
- Thermal resistance
- Thermal stresses
- Thermal buckling
- Modeling techniques in thermal analysis
- Presenting results of thermal analysis
Table of Contents
- Introduction to thermal analysis
- Hollow plate
- L bracket
- Round bar
- Floor heating duct – part 1
- Floor heating duct – part 2
- Hot plate
- Thermal and thermal stress analysis of a coffee mug
- Thermal and thermal buckling analysis of a link
- Radiative power of a black body
- Radiation of a hemisphere
- Radiation between two bodies
- Selected NAFEMS benchmarks
- Miscellaneous topics
- Glossary of terms
- List of exercises
Up until this year the Student Design Kit (SDK) was included with each SolidWorks textbook from SDC Publications. However, the SDK Program has been terminated by SolidWorks Corporation.
Students will now have access to free copies of SolidWorks through a different mechanism. When a school purchases its SolidWorks license a number of free licenses are available for students. In order to determine how many free licenses are available for students, instructors need to contact SolidWorks directly.
The contact person at SolidWorks is Chris Morse. Her telephone number is (781) 810-5443. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.