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Fundamentals of Abaqus Heat Transfer Analysis

Course Dates

This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time.  There is a half-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. PT). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA West via email and telephone from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT.


8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

(with 10:00-10:30 break)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Tuesday, December 11

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, December 12

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Western Region – Pacific Time (PT)

Now offered in-person and online simultaneously as SIMULCAST training

Pick the option that best suits your needs and schedule. This course is offered online as well as in-person in the San Francisco bay area, CA.

Online option:

Take advantage of this online course right from your desk — no productivity loss due to travel and no travel expenses. Support engineers from SIMULIA West are available by phone to help you.

Classroom option:

Attend the same course in person at the SIMULIA office in San Francisco bay area, benefit from the classroom experience, interact with other attendees and avoid interruptions from day-to-day workload. The lecture content is delivered in two morning sessions. The course workshops can be completed in the afternoons in our training room, while the instructor is available to help you.


When there is a temperature difference between one physical body and its surroundings or another body, heat is transferred from the hot body to a cold one until a state of thermal equilibrium is established. The study of this process is the aim of a heat transfer analysis.  The thermal response of a structure is of practical importance in many engineering applications.  For example, it is important that materials be able to withstand the heating generated in a given thermal load case.  In this seminar you will learn how to setup and perform Abaqus heat transfer analyses to compute thermal responses in terms of thermal variables such as Heat fluxes and Temperature distribution and gradient.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Thermal material properties (conductivity, specific heat, latent heat, etc.)
  • Heat transfer elements
  • Thermal boundary conditions and loads (prescribed temperatures and fluxes, radiation, etc.)
  • Steady-state and transient heat transfer simulations
  • Heat transfer across interfaces (i.e., thermal “contact”)
Who Should Attend

This seminar is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard.

This seminar is a suggested prerequisite to those interested in attending our subsequent Thermal-Stress Analysis with Abaqus live online course who are unfamiliar with Abaqus heat transfer capabilities.


The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after December 04, 2012 may incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA West reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.

Attendee[s] per site

Cost per person




$480 per additional registration


$380 per additional registration

> 10

$280 per additional registration

†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.

Academic Discount
A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a free copy of Abaqus Student Edition – a $99 value. Note, however, that user subroutines are not supported in Abaqus Student Edition; therefore, to perform the workshops for this course you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.