Structural and Thermal analysis

  • Last Post 23 August 2018
Saikishan posted this 09 August 2018

How can you apply both thermal and structural load at the same time for the same model . The model could be a cylinder

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peteroznewman posted this 09 August 2018

If you just want to raise the temperature of the whole cylinder so that it can have thermal expansion against mechanical supports, like a shrink fit, you can do that right in Static Structural by adding a Thermal Condition, and enter the new temperature.  The starting temperature is set in the Environment Temperature.

If you want a complicated thermal analysis that results in a temperature distribution over the part, you use two systems, and link the solution from the Steady State Thermal model as a load on the Static Structural model. In this example, they share the same mesh.

SandeepMedikonda posted this 23 August 2018


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