Hello,

Can you point me to a free or inexpensive thermal analysis package ?

Thank you

Joao

Hello,

Can you point me to a free or inexpensive thermal analysis package ?

Thank you

Joao

Could you give an example of what you are after?

Hello,

Thank you for the reply

I would like to investigate the temperature distribution on a 3D model of an electronic part.

Joao

Sorry if I didn’t express myself correctly but by example I meant a software example. I’m not really sure if I could help you but knowing exactly what you are after might help answer your question.

Hello,

I am looking for a “light” version of something like this:

http://www.mscsoftware.com/product/sinda

Joao

You might consider Z88 Aurora: http://en.z88.de/thermal-fem/

It is freeware from the uni Bayreuth. It can perform steady state thermal analysis. I have used it for structural calcs. It has an excellent support forum. It can read STEP, DXF, STL and FE formats. It is standalone, not a plugin for Rhino.

Gerard

Many thanks for the link Gerard !

Looks like a fantastic tool and a steady state thermal analysis is sufficient for me.

Joao