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Thermal Analysis Help

Question asked by Robert Guerra on Aug 16, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2013 by Jared Conway

Thermal Analysis Help


Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to this forum and seeking some help.


So I'm running an FEA on a midsize valve that is going to be receiving 770º C on the bore.

We're trying to find out how hot the top of a bracket is  going to be to see if the actuator we're using can take the heat.


I've ran mainly Static Analysis a couple years ago and this Thermal is a little new to me.


So these are my parameters.


This is what I'm getting back.




Now.. this is great and all, but im worried that

A. I may not be doing something right.

B. I know I didnt set a Convection rate for the different materials that are used in the assembly. (Bracket, Actuator, and Body are different materials)

C. Were there any other set of thermal properties I should have added.


Can someone please help me.

I'm pretty proficient in SW, but kinda nooby in Simulation.


Thank you