The major mistakes in modelling these thermal processes include:
(a) usage of static instead of transient analysis
(b) reduced number of simulations to save time
(c) neglecting physical conditions like contact
(d) uncoupled modelling.
To help designers and engineers cope with these issues, a powerful CAE software and proper training are needed.
One example is the SimScale freemium cloud-based software, suitable for such thermal management problems. Working 100% in the browser, the platform facilitates parallel computing, enabling multiple samples to be modeled simultaneously.
In addition, the conjugate heat transfer and thermal - structural analysis options allow transient coupled solutions accounting for physical and boundary nonlinearities like contact or plasticity. The free Community plan gives access to all the features for public projects, and the community of 70 000 engineers are always available to help or share they know-how, making the learning process as easy as it can be.
CAE is no longer a luxury enjoyed by the large-scale industries. With such cloud-based solutions, focused on ease of use, collaboration, and performance, it can be used by everyone, no matter the company size, budget, country or experience level. If you want to give simulation technology a try, you can do it for free here.
About the author:
Ajay B. Harish works as Technical Writer at SimScale and is a Doctoral candidate with Prof. habil. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c.mult. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Peter Wriggers at the Institute of Continuum Mechanics (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany). His primary focus of research includes constitutive modelling of soft materials - granular materials - composites, nonlinear fracture mechanics, contact mechanics and automation of computational modelling. His official profile can be found on the IKM Website.