General Mechanical

General Mechanical

what element can be used for thermo structural analysis of thin layered structure?

    • Greesh
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      I am trying to perform thermo structural analysis on functionally graded rocket nose cone. Initially I have used Shell element, but initialized top layer temperature is taken for all the layers. So if there are any other elements which serves ideal for my analysis please help me.nThank you.n
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      The geometry looks Axisymmetric. Are the loads also Axisymmetric? If so, you should convert this problem to an Axisymmetric analysis. That means take a radial slice through the nose cone, align that slice with Y as the axis of rotation and the radial direction along the X axis. That way, the thickness of the shell is included in the slice and the outside surface can have a different temperature than the inside surface.n
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