Fusion 360 Simulation: Thermal Analysis

Engineering
Level
Advanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
1-5 hours
In this course, we learn about the distribution, transfer, and stress on parts caused by heat. Autodesk® Fusion 360™ allows us to analyze these thermal effects to help optimize any design. We'll discuss the various modes of heat transfer, such as convection, and how analyzing the distribution and...

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In this course, we learn about the distribution, transfer, and stress on parts caused by heat. Autodesk® Fusion 360™ allows us to analyze these thermal effects to help optimize any design. We'll discuss the various modes of heat transfer, such as convection, and how analyzing the distribution and stress caused by heat can help us make informed design decisions.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Analyze the transfer of heat to and from a body.
  • See the effects of heat on the material of a body.

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Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.

  • Course Overview - Thermal Analysis.zip 6.81 MB
  • Course resources.zip 6.21 MB

Lesson 1: Overview of heat transfer In this lesson, we learn about the heat transfer mechanisms. We explore the three modes of transfer being conduction, convection and radiation.

  • Lesson 1 video - Overview of heat transfer.zip 31.62 MB
  • Lesson 1 - Print guide.pdf 349.69 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 2: Boundary conditions In this lesson, we are introduced to the different types of boundary conditions that can be encountered while solving heat problems.

  • Lesson 2 video - Boundary conditions.zip 69.96 MB
  • Lesson 2 - Print guide.pdf 267.87 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 3: Heat transfer In this lesson, we develop an effective heat sink design for and LED light bulb by using heat transfer simulation.

  • Lesson 3 video - Heat transfer.zip 88.22 MB
  • Lesson 3 - print guide.pdf 233.07 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 4: Radiation heat transfer In this lesson, we learn about radiation heat transfer and how it can contribute to warming a probe that is in contact with liquid nitrogen.

  • Lesson 4 video - Radiation.zip 37.04 MB
  • Lesson 4 - Print guide.pdf 104.81 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 5: Thermal stress In this lesson, we learn how to analyze the stress effects of thermal changes on a component.

  • Lesson 5 video - Thermal stress.zip 68.18 MB
  • Lesson 5 - Print guide.pdf 153.93 KB PREVIEW

Lesson 6: Challenge assignment Fusion 360 Simulation: Thermal Analysis challenges

  • Challenge assignments.zip 80.66 MB

Course assessment Test questions - Fusion 360 Simulation: Thermal Analysis

  • Course_Assessment_Thermal_Analysis.pdf 123.78 KB PREVIEW