How to use SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Results in a Static Stress Analysis

Article by Mersedeh Zandvakili updated April 23, 2020

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.

Running the Thermal Simulation Analysis

Running the Thermal Simulation Analysis

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.

Importing the Temperatures from the Thermal Study into Static

Importing the Temperatures from the Thermal Study into Static

Selecting the Thermal Study for Importing the Resutls to Static Analysis

Selecting the Thermal Study for Importing the Results to Static Analysis

The temperature fields are applied as a load under the external loads and you can run your static analysis to see the results.

The temperatures are applied as External Loads

The temperatures are applied as External Loads

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