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Thermal Effects not able to be imported to static study

Question asked by Stephen Carson on Feb 12, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2016 by Stephen Carson

I've got a vacuum chamber that is used to cool a graphite body (initially at 450°C).

A transient thermal study was completed on this assembly, results look good.

 

I know want to take the results from the thermal and apply them in a static study to determine how much distortion I have in the contact surfaces due to the heat.

 

I can apply the thermal effects either thru the "External Loads" or thru the properties of the study (flow/thermal effects tab).

 

When I go to run the study I get a warning box that pops up and says "Thermal load study <study name> does not exist or its results are not available, do you want to continue?"

 

The study name is:

[Thermal 3

(only a left bracket)

 

I can go to "[Thermal 3" and view the results, but it has a caution flag on it.

 

This thermal study takes about 37 hours to complete...do I need to do it again?

 

There is really only one parts worth of thermal load I want to import, if that is possible.

 

Thanks,

 

Steve C

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