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How to make thermal analysis in solidworks 2012?

Tutorial by Sudhir Gill
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Here is the Tutorial on basic thermal analysis of rod.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Tools>>Addins.

  3. Step 3:

    Enable SolidWorks simulation & click OK.

  4. Step 4:

    Now under features tab choose Extruded Boss/base.

  5. Step 5:

    Select Front plane and draw a circle of 20mm diameter.

  6. Step 6:

    Extrude it by 100mm in mid-plane.

  7. Step 7:

    Under Simulation tab click Study Advisor arrow and then New study.

  8. Step 8:

    Enter name "Thermal Study" and select type Thermal & click OK.

  9. Step 9:

    Click apply material in simulation tab.

  10. Step 10:

    Select ductile iron and click apply and then close.

  11. Step 11:

    Under thermal loads choose temperature.

  12. Step 12:

    Select the front face and enter a value of 273.15K which means 0ºC.

  13. Step 13:

    Again Thermal loads choose temperature again.

  14. Step 14:

    Select the back face and enter 800K value in temperature & Click OK.

  15. Step 15:

    Now our model is prepared for the analysis.

  16. Step 16:

    Click Run.

  17. Step 17:

    Now we can have obtained the temperature distribution. The value of 8.000e+002 means 800K. For an assembly or multipart body analysis having multiple parts we need to add contact.

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