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Why Thermal Analysis with SimScale?


  • Investigate temperature distribution
  • Thermomechanical coupling
  • Track heat flux


  • Validate experimental results
  • Compare steady-state and transient effects
  • Investigate energy loss


  • Improve cooling effects
  • Identify optimal materials
  • Predict thermal expansion

Thermal analysis with the SimScale platform - thermodynamics

Above: Solid-Fluid interaction in a heat exchanger

gearbox thermal analysis with SimScale - thermodynamics

Above: Heat distribution of a differential casing

pipes thermodynamics simulation with SimScale - thermodynamics

Above: Deformation of an exhaust manifold

Further information about thermodynamics with SimScale

Thermostructural behavior

The structural response to thermal loads is an important design criterion for many industrial applications. The SimScale platform provides you with the capabilities for investigating these effects early and efficiently.

Conjugate heat flow

The conjugate heat flow solver enables you to simulate heat flow through adjacent solid and fluid regions while simultaneously solving the flow field. As an example, this solver offers you the opportunity to model convection processes around a heat source as shown in the figure.

Project Highlight

Machine Tool

A thermostructural analysis

Machine tool designers often face several difficulties in the design phase. Large forces and stresses, high velocities as well as fast changing loads are just a few of the particularities that need to be taken into consideration when designing machine tools.

In this project, a thermostructural analysis was performed on the SimScale platform in order to determine the deformation of a machine tool under thermal loads.

thermal simulation