Thermal Analysis Services for Your Model

Thermal Analysis of the process of applying controlled temperature that leads to the change in the property of a material with the change in temperature. It refers to the various techniques applied to continuously measure the physical properties of product or system with the change in temperature.

Significance of Thermal Analysis

Thermal Analysis has gained utmost importance due to the rising demand for high-performance machines. Distribution of temperature and thermal loads are important elements in thermal analysis. Invalid constraints with high temperature may result in increased thermal stress ending up in failure.

Excessive thermal stress is related to heat transfer. Thermal analysis detects the temperature distribution, heat flowing in the system, temperature gradient, and the heat passing between the model and the environment.

The thermal analysis involves analytical calculations with thermal specifications, thermal modeling, and empirical analysis. Thermal analysis and design help to get insights to minimize the risks associated with the temperature of a system.

Thermal Analysis Techniques

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) It determines the change in weight of a model with the change in temperature. The process helps to check decomposition of a sample, loss of water or solvent or oxidation.
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) It measures the amount of energy released or absorbed from a model because of time or temperature profile. The process is used to measure melting point, heat capacity, glass transition, etc.
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) TMA determines the changes in dimensions in terms of penetration, expansion, contraction, softening, etc., due to temperature and time.
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) DMA is used to analyze the viscoelastic properties of the polymer.

Thermal Analysis Process

The thermal analysis procedure follows the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Modeling – Creating a geometry of the model
  2. Meshing – Defining element attributes like – element properties, type, the specific temperature needed, etc.
  3. 1st Solving – Applying thermal loads to measure the changes
  4. Model Correction – Correcting the model as per requirement
  5. Run and Case simulation – Analyzing the temperature of the model while it's operating and identifying any hot spots that should be avoided and needs a remake.
  6. Thermal Balance Test – Thermal equilibrium test with various levels of temperature verifying the thermal model calculations.
  7. Model Correction – Corrections in the model wherever required
  8. Finalize Thermal Design and Prediction – Final design of the model predicting its strength and behavior.

Benefits of Thermal Analysis

Determining thermal risks becomes very difficult before the prototype of the model is built, and before the product testing is done. The thermal analysis helps in the following ways:

  • Helps in analyzing the thermal risks and issues even before the completion of the design.
  • Helps in determining the thermal mass of the object
  • Helps in determining the thermal mass of the object

Thermal Analysis Services of IndiaCADworks

There are plenty of parameters to be taken care of that affects the temperature of a product and many procedures to transfer heat. It is always advisable to hire expertise companies specializing in thermal analysis. IndiaCADworks have a decade of exposure and expertise in providing thermal analysis services, helping our clients controlling their manufacturing costs. To know more about our thermal analysis services, contact us today.

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