are you just doing a straight thermal analysis or also a thermal stress analysis?
do you have access to sim pro only or also flow simulation?
first thing i'd suggest is checking out the tutorials for the software and if you can, catch a class to get the basics of the software. if you can, one-on-one training is really helpful for your first project. contact me at email@example.com if you're interested in looking at some options along these lines.
regarding the problem at hand, post a few more details like a picture of your assembly and i'm sure the forumers can help you out.
Thanks for your reply.
Here I am doing straight thermal analysis with those mentioned parameters.The task is to find out or suggest the outlet temperature.
Not thermal stress analysis.
I am using solidworks premium pro SP 4.0 Edition
I am being strucked in applying temperature and procedure.
Its a simple heat exchanger with tube bundles and reducer!
you neeed to find the outlet flow temperature? not possible with thermal analysis, you need flow for that
thermal analysis is structural thermal analysis. conduction, convection and radiation.
if you care about how hot or cold something gets. apply convection on the walls to simulate what fluid is touching it. and then add a heat source as a temperature or heat power.
Thank u Jared for your suggestion
Could you please share any website address where I can look on this.It will help me out!
both programs (flow and soldiworks sim) have tutorials that cover your type of problem. i'd suggest to start there.