1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 9, 2015 9:33 AM by Amit Katz

    Thermal analysis of part in oven

    Ruairi Mulligan

      I'm looking to perform a thermal analysis of a mould tool inside a convection oven.

      The oven will be operating at 110°C, and I want to know how long it'll take for the inside of my mould to reach this temperature also.

      The moulded part in question will be carbon fiber; however, I don't think that should affect my analysis.

       

      I know I need to do a transient analysis but I'm not sure what settings to apply.

      I assumed it would be a case of establishing the initial temperature of all the mould faces, and then applying the temperature of the convection oven to the outside (red) faces only, but I can't seem to make this work.

       

      Can anyone give me some pointers on where to go with this?

      I can't find any relevant information in the simulation professional manual.

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        • Re: Thermal analysis of part in oven
          Amit Katz

          Assuming you're using Flow Simulation, your approach sounds right. I just tested this out by setting up a simulation of a simple cylindrical part. I set a boundary condition on the outer walls of the part to be 100C, the initial temperature of the entire domain to be 20C and I started a transient simulation. This is what the goal plot looks like for the point at the center of the part:

           

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          So it should be feasible as long as you're setting up your analysis correctly. Where are you running into problems?