AutoFEM Thermal Analysis

Using the AutoFEM Thermal Analysis module, any AutoCAD user gets the tool to calculate temperature fields inside mechanic structures. To carry out the thermal problem solving, the 3D model of the item is necessary, which is constructed directly in AutoCAD 3D, or imported into AutoCAD from the other CAD system.

AutoFEM Thermal Analysis permits to carry out the modelling of the thermal fields of two types:

  • Stationary thermal fields (the stead-state regime) – the analysed system is steady-state and the temperature distribution does not change with time going on;
  • Non-stationary thermal fields – the system is heating or cooling, and the temperature distribution is changing with time passing;

To set the conditions of calculation, different types of boundary conditions are available - temperature, heat flux, convective heat transfer, thermal power. After the calculation is completed, the user can analyse the results using the Post-processor of AutoFEM Analysis, as well as create the independent html-report containing the description of initial data and results of solving the thermal analysis problem.


Below you can find some examples of AutoFEM Thermal Analysis

Verification examples of AutoFEM Thermal Analysis

Steady-state temperature

Flow of heat in sphere

Thermal conductivity of cylindrical wall

Thermal contact (plain plates)

Thermal contact (cylinder)

Thermal contact (sphere)



Quick Start on AutoFEM Thermal Analysis



This lesson will help you to perform thermal analysis of the structure with the help of the AutoFEM Analysis Lite.

You will learn to:
create a Thermal Analysis problem;
create a finite element mesh;
specify materials;
specify thermal loads;
perform calculation of stationary temperature fields (steady state regime);
obtain results of calculation in the form of colour plots.

Download tutorial video of the AutoFEM Thermal Analysis Module