Ansys Lumerical HEAT

In this learning track, we will learn about the Ansys Lumerical HEAT solver, which can be used for thermal simulations in the finite-element multiphysics environment. We will start with the physics of the solver as well as its various modes of operation, and discuss some real-world application examples for which the HEAT solver can be used. We will then set up and analyze the flow of heat in a thin film using the HEAT solver. Following this, we will cover useful information about various material models used by the HEAT solver. We will also introduce various simulation objects available in the HEAT solver, such as sources, monitors and boundary conditions. Finally, we will discuss thermal-conductive and transient (time-dependent) simulations that can be performed using the HEAT solver.



In this course, we will learn about the Ansys Lumerical HEAT solver, which can be used for thermal simulations in the finite-element multiphysics environment. We will start with the physics of the solver as well as its various modes of operation, and conclude by introducing some real-world application examples for which the HEAT solver can be used.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Have a basic understanding of the heat transport physics simulated by the HEAT solver
• Be familiar with the finite-element mesh used by the HEAT solver
• Understand the different simulation modes supported by the HEAT solver
• Be able to describe application areas and example devices that the HEAT solver can be used to simulate

This course guides you through the process of setting up and analyzing the flow of heat in a thin film using the Ansys Lumerical HEAT solver. The example is also intended to help you get familiar with the main parts of the finite-element IDE user interface.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Be familiar with the finite-element IDE user interface
• Know the basic workflow of a heat transport simulation
• Learn how to set up a basic simulation for the HEAT solver
• Understand how to run your HEAT simulation and analyze simulation results

This course covers useful information about various material models used by the Ansys Lumerical HEAT solver for thermal simulation. You will also get to know the material database which contains the thermal properties of a series of most commonly used materials. Furthermore, various simulation objects available in the HEAT solver, such as sources, monitors and boundary conditions are introduced, along with a review of the different settings required to set up these objects. Also, a number of tips for efficient geometry setup in the finite-element design environment are provided.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Understand various material models used by the HEAT solver
• Be familiar with the material database and be able to add common materials to your simulation
• Know various simulation objects available in the HEAT solver and how to set up each object
• Be able to utilize various geometry features in the finite-element design environment to deal with complex structures

The Ansys Lumerical HEAT – My First Simulation course covered how to use the steady state thermal only mode of the Lumerical HEAT solver. This course covers two other modes of operation: thermal-conductive and transient (time-dependent) simulations.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Know how to set up a basic thermal-conductive simulation in the HEAT solver, run the simulation and analyze the results
• Be familiar with transient (time-dependent) thermal simulations in the HEAT solver and how to set up, run and analyze these simulations