Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of static and dynamic loads on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms in order to avoid failure in the intended use. Colorful terms such as geometric buckling give a vivid picture of what can happen when parts fail. Ideally, simulation-driven design begins early in the product development process. It helps find flaws earlier, extracts costs, speeds up design, and improves your product’s quality.
Designers can incorporate thermal analysis using Creo Simulation Live in their design process to adjust components in order to meet certain temperature requirements.
This incorporation of simulation when designing is less about going into a full range of full fidelity simulation tools to guide your design decisions; and more about using accurate easy-to-use studies that operate in real-time as you edit parts of your design to quickly gauge if something will work or not.
Creo Ansys Simulation allows you to simulate thermal conditions. A steady state thermal analysis calculates effects of constant thermal loads on a model and is used to determine temperatures, heat flow rates, and the heat fluxes in a part. A steady state analysis is often a precursor to a transient thermal analysis to determine the initial conditions. Transient thermal analysis, the most common form of thermal analysis, determines the temperature, heat storage, and other thermal quantities in a model due to a time varying load.