Ansys Employee


There is a way to map temperatures to the structural analysis if you accept a linear temperature gradient across the thickness. If the mesh is the same in the thermal and structural analysis (Model cells linked) you can use LDREAD in a command snippet. Or use User Defined Results (UDR) in the thermal system for TBOT and TTOP, and export the data. Then use an “External Data” system to import that data, and you can select top and bottom separately for the two imported temperature loads. Note that beta options must be on as well as the Mechanical beta option “Allow thermal variation along shell thickness.”