# Steady-State and Transient Thermal Analysis of a Circuit Board

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Steady-State and Transient Thermal Analysis of a Circuit Board
Problem Description
The circuit board shown below includes three chips that produce heat during normal operation. One chip stays energized as long as power is applied to the board, and two others energize and de-energize periodically at different times and for different durations. A steady-state thermal analysis and transient thermal analysis are used to study the resulting temperatures caused by the heat developed in these chips.

Features Illustrated
• Linked analyses • Attaching geometry • Model manipulation • Mesh method and sizing controls • Constant and time-varying loads • Solving • Time-history results • Result probes • Charts Back To Top

Procedure
1. Create analysis system. You need to establish a transient thermal analysis that is linked to a steady-state thermal analysis. a. Start ANSYS Workbench.

https://www.sharcnet.ca/Software/Fluent14/help/wb_sim/ds_thermal_tutorial.html

4/17/2014

Mesh Body Sizing – Board: a. Select all bodies by choosing Edit> Select All from the toolbar. N.sharcnet. s. set Method to Hex Dominant. and Free Face Mesh Type to All Quad. Mesh Method: a. From the main menu. Setting a specific mesh method control and mesh sizing controls will ensure a good quality mesh. c.ca/Software/Fluent14/help/wb_sim/ds_thermal_tutorial. 4. b. Right-click Mesh in the tree and choose Insert> Sizing. Select all bodies except the board by first enabling the Body selection toolbar button. Generate Mesh: • Right-click Mesh in the tree and choose Generate Mesh.0009 m. choose Units> Metric (m. https://www. b. Change Element Size from Default to 0.002 m. V. then clicking the Apply button in the Details view. c. then holding the Ctrl keyboard button and clicking on the 15 individual bodies. Right-click Mesh in the tree and choose Insert> Method. kg. A) . b. In the Details view. Click the Apply button in the Details view when you are done selecting the bodies.Steady-State and Transient Thermal Analysis of a Circuit Board Page 3 of 10 Note: You can perform the same model manipulations by holding down the mouse wheel or middle button while dragging the mouse. Right-click Mesh in the tree and choose Insert> Sizing.html 4/17/2014 . Mesh Body Sizing – Board Components: a. c. Select the board only and change Element Size from Default to 0. Set mesh controls and generate mesh.