In this video, I’ll show you how to do a simple steady state thermal analysis of a plate with the FEA software Ansys.

If you want to know more about heat transfer, check out this page here:

http://feaforall.com/heat-transfer/

from basics to Advanced

I realized that I never wrote any article on this blog about heat transfer and thermal analysis… such a shame...

Jo says

Hi,

I would like to thank you for all the articles in your blog. I’m learning a lot thanks to them.

I have just one question about heat transfer analysis.

Is Heat transfer Analysis so sensible to the quality of the mesh ?

Cyprien says

If you are just interested by the Temperature result, your mesh doesn’t have to be that good (it’s the equivalent of calculating displacements for linear static structural simulation). If you are interested to calculate the flux of heat, then you will need much finer mesh.

MO says

Indeed. If I may add something. The heat transfer coeff, or the heat flux depend on space (length if it is by conduction of surface area if it is by convection). Therefore the results are mesh dependent.