General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Steady State and Transient thermal analysis.

    • vamshi91
      Subscriber

      I have to simulate a mechanical thermal analysis. The temperature of the geometry increase from 25 to 75 and decrease to -40 degree. I have to calculate the expansion and shrinkage of the geometry(For exampe a beam.). I have never used any kind of thermal analysis in ansys. Can anyone please suggest me how to do, and should i have to use steady state or transient thermal analysis.

    • Ashish Khemka
      Ansys Employee


      You can insert a Thermal Condition boundary condition in a Static Structural or Transient Structural Analysis that will simulate the expansion/ contraction of the geometry.

      Regards Ashish Khemka
    • Mike Rife
      Ansys Employee
      This is something you need to know before doing the analysis. So let's start with some basic questions; what is the nature of the thermal loading? What's the time scale?

      Mike

    • vamshi91
      Subscriber
      Hello, I dont have any specific requriement. This is just a rough assignment for me to let my supervisor know, that i have some basic knowledge of thermal analysis in ansys. So, he asked to make a simulation where, the temperature of a beam is increased and decreased, so that i cant calculate the expansion and shrinkage of the material.

    • vamshi91
      Subscriber
      , thanks for your reply. I am really a begginer in solving thermal problems in ansys. Please dont mind to reply my question, Could you be more specific on what i have to do in simple steps. I have understood to some extent what i have to do but not totally. I am waiting forward for your reply. Thanks in advance.
    • peteroznewman
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    • vamshi91
      Subscriber
      Thanks a lot for you response.
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