Thermal analysis and simulation can be carried out at any stage of design to ensure that every component and assembly performs properly within expected temperature ranges, and spot safety issues before they arise.
The heat flow through the components can be in a steady state (where the heat flow does not change over time) or transient in nature. The thermal analogy of a linear static analysis is a steady-state thermal analysis, while a dynamic structural analysis is analogous to a transient thermal analysis.
We can calculate the temperature and heat transfer within and between components in your design and its environment. This is an important consideration of design, as many products and material have temperature dependent properties. Product safety is also a consideration—if a product or component gets too hot, you may have to design a guard over it.
Baknor can easily investigate the impact of cooling and design changes on component temperatures using thermal fluid analysis. We can quickly determine the impact of fluids flowing in and around the design to ensure correct thermal performance, product quality, and safety.
Baknor can also calculate the temperature distribution within a solid structure, which is due to the thermal inputs (heat loads), outputs (heat loss), and thermal barriers (thermal contact resistance) in your design. Thermal structural analysis solves the conjugate heat transfer problem with the simulation calculation of thermal conduction, convection, and radiation.