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Purposes of thermal computation:

We assist you to:

  • Calculate the temperature of a component undergoing given thermal loads (conduction, convection, radiation…);
  • Combine thermal loads to mechanical loads and estimate the mechanical strength of your system while satisfying the current norms;
  • Predict the behaviour of a structure under extreme thermal loads such as a fire load, thanks to modelling and a normative environment.
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Definition of a temperature cartography

From the input data (thermal loads), the temperature profile inside a component can be defined using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or via a thermomechanical computation (FEM). For example, it will be possible to compute heating or cooling of a component. This temperature cartography can then be used as an input piece of data to verify the mechanical strength of a component.
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Thermomechanical computation

Coupling of thermal and mechanical loads. When the temperature conditions of a component have a direct influence over its mechanical behaviour, a thermomechanical computation makes it possible to validate the proper mechanical strength of a component. According to the current norm, it may be necessary to perform a ranking of the constraints (primary/secondary) to correctly develop the design and its dimension.
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Forecast the behaviour under extreme thermal loads

In case of accidental thermal conditions, the method to follow to validate the mechanical behaviour of a component by simulation may seem difficult. We can guide you to define the norm to refer to and how to simulate this extreme load.
Custom-made

Definition of the need: norms, load situations, etc.

Follow-up

Regular progress meeting, Desktop sharing, etc.

Business fields

Aeronautical, automobile, defence, nuclear, manufacturing

Software tools

ANSYS, LS-Dyna, ABAQUS, NX NASTRAN, CATIA, SolidWorks