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:
(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.