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How is conduction from an axisymmetric body to a plane stress body handled?

    • jbock

      I'm trying to do a combined (2-d) thermal-structural analysis of an axial compressor, and I'm treating the shaft, cases etc... as axisymmetric bodies and the rotor and stator blades as plane stress bodies. It seems that the assigned thickness of the plane stress bodies affects the amount of heat conducted through the contact with axisymmetric ones. To model the physics as appropriately as one can in a 2-d simulation, I'd like to understand exactly what's going on, but I can't seem to find any documentation on how Ansys Mechanical handles the conduction between the two types of bodies.


    • Karthik R


      Apologies for a delayed response on this one.

      It seems to me like you are looking to perform a multi physics analysis. You will need to couple Ansys mechanical (for structural) and Ansys transient thermal (for thermal).

      Here is a nice video tutorial by Raef Kobeissi on this coupling.

      Please let us know here if you havrmore specific questions.

      Thank you.

      Best Regards,




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