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Static Thermal Simulation of Piping Runs

Question asked by Bill Markert on Feb 25, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 25, 2011 by Anthony Botting

I am starting to investigate the usability of simulation to structurally evaluate high pressure/temperature piping runs with SolidWorks Premium Simulation.

 

Specific question at this point is how to fixture the end of a pipe/flange that provides for no translation or rotation of the end face while allowing for radial expansion due to temperature and pressure. I see how I could totally fix the end using "fixed" but I am confused as how the "on cylindrical face" can be used to achieve the desired result of fixing only the end face of the pipe or flange in this case.

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