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misterblobby
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Registered: ‎07-19-2004

Thermal expansion model

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04-25-2010 09:15 AM
Hi,

Hope someone is willing to help me here - I am sure this is a very easy question!

I am playing with an evaluation version of Algor Simulation and am trying to do a thermal expansion analysis on a simple part.

I have set the model up by assigning a rigid surface boundary condition and part temperature of 30 degrees, with a stress free reference temperature of zero degrees in the element definition and a linear static stress analysis type.

This seems to match some webcast tutorial I found, but after running the simulation I get zeroes across all result tables. What am I doing wrong?
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PipePakPat
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Registered: ‎11-12-2009

Re: Thermal expansion model

04-26-2010 05:09 AM in reply to: misterblobby
Brett,

You may need to define a non-zero multiplier for thermal loading from within the Analysis Parameter's "Multipliers" tab.

Pat Tessaro, P.E.
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misterblobby
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Registered: ‎07-19-2004

Re: Thermal expansion model

04-29-2010 10:27 PM in reply to: misterblobby
Thanks Pat,

That was the problem and it's working fine now.
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