Detailed course: Teaching Thermal Analysis with OptiStruct

We do hope that the teaching material compiled herein will make your life as a teacher and instructor much easier. The teaching material in short, consists of:

    • PPTs (for your presentations while teaching in the classroom)
    • Reading material (PDFs) for your students` self learning
    • Tutorials - Handouts (PDFs) for your students
    • Model Files to practise

We know - from our own teaching experiences - that class notes can always be improved. Hence, we are very eager to learn more about your preferences and recommendations.

What is this teaching course about?
This teaching package is all about thermal analysis (with OptiStruct), i.e. what kind of solver settings are required to run a thermal analysis.

Students attending the course should have basic knowledge of the following programs: HyperMesh (solely used to define the solver settings), OptiStruct (for analysis), and HyperView for post-processing.

The duration of this course may vary between a few hours (illustration of the Finite Element Analysis workflow) up to 40 hours or more – strongly depending on the number of exercises, homework assignments (Capstone Projects), presentations and discussions of results and so on.

Course content

  • Introduction (short)
  • Thermal Loads
  • Exercise
  • Thermal Results
  • Steady State Heat Transfer
    • Exercises
  • Transient Heat Transfer
    • Exercises
  • Contact Based Thermal
    • Exercises
  • Genernal Examples (solved) - discussion
  • Capstone Projects (homework assignments)

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