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Fundamentals of Abaqus Heat Transfer Analysis

Course Logistics

Take advantage of this live online course right from your desk. Each day of the class will begin with a lecture session. After the lecture, workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by hosting office via phone and email. Some hosting offices also allow for in-person attendance.


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")

This online course is a customized subset of the Modeling Fracture and Failure with Abaqus course.

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 the Thermal-Stress Analysis with Abaqus live online course and who are unfamiliar with Abaqus heat transfer capabilities.

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 copy of Abaqus Student Edition. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided, so to ensure that you can perform all the workshops fully you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.

Schedule and Registration