Effective Heat Transfer Modeling

Course Duration: 2 Days



Who Should Attend

This course is intended for any engineer involved in CFD modeling of heat transfer problems. Basic familiarity with STAR-CCM+ is recommended.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach the techniques needed to conduct accurate and efficient single-phase heat transfer analyses using computational fluid dynamics. The course is structured as a combination of lectures, demonstrations and workshops (tutorials) . We begin with an review of heat transfer fundamentals. The basic heat transfer modes of conduction, convection and radiation are then discussed in detail, and recommended meshing and analysis best practices are illustrated through demonstrations performed by the instructor, and workshop problems solved by the students. The demonstrations and workshops will use CD-adapco's CFD technology, but the general practices discussed will apply to heat transfer analyses using any CFD code.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Lecture: Review of Heat Transfer Fundamentals
  • Lecture: Conduction Heat Transfer
  • Workshop: Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of a Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Lecture: Convection Heat Transfer
  • Demo: Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients
  • Workshop: Compressor simulation
  • Lecture: Thermal Stress Analysis
Day 2
  • Demo: Mapping Thermal Data to an FEA Model
  • Workshop: Finite Volume Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Lecture: Thermal Radiation
  • Workshop: Natural Convection and Thermal Radiation of a Cooking Oven
  • Lecture: Solar Radiation
  • Workshop: Office Thermal Prediction including Solar Radiation