Thermal analysis using shell mesh

Discussion created by Guest on Sep 8, 2006
I have been trying to perform a thermal analysis on a printed circuit board using the shell mesh option. I figured it was the best one to choose since I will be modeling each layer of the printed circuit board and the layers are typically between .004 to .005 inches thick. I first created just a 2 layer board to go through the process of using the shell mesh command and applying temperature and power loads but I don't seem to be getting any heat transfer from one layer to the other. Does anyone have a step by step instruction on creating a thermal study using the shell mesh method?

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