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