General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Structural and Thermal analysis

    • Saikishan
      How can you apply both thermal and structural load at the same time for the same model . The model could be a cylinder
    • peteroznewman

      If you just want to raise the temperature of the whole cylinder so that it can have thermal expansion against mechanical supports, like a shrink fit, you can do that right in Static Structural by adding a Thermal Condition, and enter the new temperature.  The starting temperature is set in the Environment Temperature.

      If you want a complicated thermal analysis that results in a temperature distribution over the part, you use two systems, and link the solution from the Steady State Thermal model as a load on the Static Structural model. In this example, they share the same mesh.

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee


        Check out some of these resources:

      Resource 1

      Resource 2




    • nehna S
      I developed a model with thermal and static structural analysis. Its a beam having axial and rotation restraints. The restraints were provided using spring elements. How can i get the axial force v/s temperature curve of the beam.
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