In this lesson, we explore two examples of transient thermal analysis.
The first example is the quenching of a coronary artery stent. A stent is a medical device that helps open a blocked blood vessel and keep blood flowing. The manufacturing process involves annealing (holding the metal stent at high temperature for a period of time) and quenching (cooling down). This example uses simulation
The second example is an electric iron, a small appliance that is used to remove wrinkles from cloth by converting electric energy to heat energy. In this simulation, we use transient thermal analysis to investigate the time it takes to heat up an iron.
Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.