I am trying to run a series of FEA for the structural performance of a steel C-Channel Stud. The aim of this exercise is to investigate the thermal conductance by introducing different patterns of perforations in the stud’s web. The reason for these slits/perforations is to reduce the thermal mass of the sections and hence reduces heat flow. These perfroations would compromise the structural behavior, especially during buckling stress.
I am trying to use Karamba for this exercise, but I need to know if I can check the thermal conductance of the steel studs when it is placed between two different temperatures (outside / inside) during a specific time. Similarly, if I can link the structural performance to the thermal behavior and run one parametric check that can give the best optimal section.