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Can the temperature be considered as boundary conditions? 


> If yes. Is dynamic effect dominant?

                                 ----> If yes, then choose transient structural or Explicit dynamics

                                 ----> If no, then do a Static structural. 


> If no, is the plate heated first, and loaded after the temperature gets stable?


> If yes, then do a steady-state thermal analysis, then transfer the temperature distribution result to a static structure analysis or transient structural analysis. 


> If no, which also means if the plate is loaded while being heated up (heat has not become steady while loading), then a coupled thermal-structural analysis may be necessary. I think alternatively, you can do a transient thermal analysis, then transfer the result data to a static or transient analysis, providing that your structural deformation won't influence the heat transfer speed.