Thermal analysis with beams elements

  • Last Post 21 November 2019
julionavarronorambuena posted this 31 October 2019

Hi community i'm Julio from Chile, i have a question about thermal analysis in ansys workbench. Actually i'm work on thermal analysis of a radio telescope, and the influence of the change temperatures in the distortions of the primary reflector. The support structure is modeled by beams therefore in the model that are just lines, the problem is when i want to applied convection and radiation in these elements but i can't since only i can applied these conditions in faces and bodies... if someone know some way to change the behavior of these elements to applied conditions of convection and radiation to lines, i was read about link 31, 33 and 34 elements but i don't know how applied in APDL. THANKS ! im sorry my bad english haha.

sathya posted this 21 November 2019


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