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Heat transfer

Use the principles of conduction and convection heat transfer to examine designs for equilibrium temperature distribution. Predict both the temperature changes and the downstream effects.

Thermal effects, such as temperature rise or drop-over ambient, are responsible for engines seizing and brake system failure in automobiles. Thermal expansion/contraction affects fit and operation, while stresses caused by thermal expansion/contraction can render an otherwise operational design useless.

Thermal heat transfer, as well as thermal expansion analyses, help you prevent assembly failure due to high-stress concentration: for example, a rotor on a brake. Use the included tools to learn how a displacement affects stresses in compressors, engines, pipes, ducting, vent supports, and more.