Temperature field of turbine casing, convection boundary conditions
The ADINA Thermal program is used for the solution of heat transfer problems in solids and structures. It has powerful features such as radiation between surfaces of arbitrary geometries, element birth-death options and capabilities for highly nonlinear material behavior.
ADINA Thermal analysis capabilities include:
- 2D & 3D conduction, convection and radiation
- Solids and shell structures
- Steady-state and transient conditions
- Radiation between arbitrary surfaces
- Element birth and death options
- Time and temperature-dependent material properties
- Electrostatic, seepage and piezo-electric analysis
- Latent heat effects, e.g., freezing and melting conditions
ADINA Thermal may be used as a standalone program for thermal-only analyses, or it may be used in conjunction with other modules in the ADINA product suite for multiphysics applications, such as thermo-mechanical coupling or thermo-fluid-structure interaction analyses.
The bottle in this figure was analyzed using this radiation capability.
Heat transfer analysis of a bottle modeled using shell elements
Thermal analysis for SAW (Submerged Arc Welding), multipass butt weldment
The finite element calculation was performed using the birth/death options of the elements, with material properties highly dependent on temperature.