Did you know that you can use the results of your thermal simulation in your static stress analysis? The temperature fields from the thermal simulation can be imported and applied to your static analysis, therefore you can see the effects of the applied temperatures on the stress fields.
In the example below, we have run a thermal analysis and achieved the temperature fields.
Then we are creating a new static study. In the study properties for our static analysis, under “Flow/ Thermal Effects” and “Thermal Options”, we are choosing to import “Temperatures from a thermal study” and from the drop down list you can choose which thermal study you want to import the temperatures from if you have multiple studies.
The temperature fields are applied as a load under the external loads and you can run your static analysis to see the results.
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