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Transient thermal study over a given positional path?

Question asked by Tara Campese on Feb 10, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2017 by Tara Campese

I am not sure if this is possible in Simulation, but is there a way to do a transient thermal study where the source of heat power moves location over time?


I have a part, let's just say it's a simple box, and I want to run a zigzaged path along the top surface and have the location of the input heat power move along that line so I would get a plot of heat power over position. Think like what happens to a part when shooting a laser at it then moving that laser along a specific path.


I have found how to input either Heat Power vs Time or Heat Power vs Temperture plots (see here for reference: Transient Thermal Study with a Time Varying Applied Temperature | MySolidWorks ), but not Heat Power vs Position.


Is this currently possible in Simulation?