Thermal Simulation for Life and Reliability Enhancement
Thermal simulation is increasing in importance as the trend to higher temperatures and pressures continues. To improve reliability, designers must account for interactions between heat loads and solid components to better optimize product performance while protecting it against real-life failure modes. Thermal mechanical analysis is necessary for accurate prediction of life, as well as machine safety and reliability.
Concerns include convection and conduction heat transfer as well as structural analysis, including thermal stress analysis. Integrated simulation and interconnection of the relevant and interacting physics types provides a more accurate assessment of how the machine will thrive in real world conditions.