thermal qualification analysis of the radiation detector assembly for power plants

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Case Study Highlights

Thermal Qualification Analysis For Power Plants

The Client:

  • Industry : Thermal Radiation Detection Systems Manufacturer

The Objective:

  • Determining maximum temperature at the detector based on the thermal load curve at outer housing of the radiation detector system.

The Solution:

  • A detailed three dimensional Finite Element Model was constructed for Thermal Qualification analysis of the Detector Assembly. The software used to perform Thermal analysis was ANSYS v13.0 Mechanical Module. The model design and geometry was done using Solid Works Software. The analysis was performed to determine the maximum temperature of the detector by applying the Thermal Load Curve at the outer Housing which is having a very high peak for a very small duration. The objective was to find out the maximum temperature at the Detector when this peak temperature occurs at the outer Housing.

The Challenges:

  • Accurate modeling of the detection device to capture physics during thermal loading
  • Delivering solution results with tight deadlines to ensure reduced development time

A leading manufacturer of thermal Radiation Detection System for power plants consulted Australian Design and Drafting Services to virtually test their new radiation detection system design, considering thermal parameters. Their prime objective was to reduce physical tests by incorporating virtual simulations early during the design phase.


  • Shortened product development time with virtual simulations
  • Reduced cost required in validating the design through physical test trials
  • Provided opportunity for the manufacturer to implement alternative design concepts THERMAL QUALIFICATION ANALYSIS 2

About Australian Design And Drafting Services

Australian Design and Drafting Services is a specialist firm providing engineering solutions to organizations across the globe. We have extensive experience in providing concept to manufacturing and post-manufacturing solutions to clients with a team of expert design engineers, CAD professionals and simulation analysts. We are based in Australia, serving 24×6, with a world-class infrastructure, hardware and software capabilities to address complex engineering problems with least turn around time.