Imagine a hot air balloon, but without the basket. (so just the spherical hollow balloon part.) I want to be able to show that the balloon will fly up given a heat source, but I am struggling to figure out where to start.
I have Simulation and Flow Simulation (Student Version)
I know the overall chain of events might be:
1) some kind of thermal analysis (either Flow Simulation or a Thermal study in Simulation)
2) importing the thermal data into a static study (because the force is generated due to the heat)
3) importing the force results into a Motion Study
I initially tried to use Flow Simulation, but there's no velocity parameter that I could input. All I really want is a plate/point that is generating heat on the inside of the balloon, so that might not be the right solution.
Thank you for reading and helping! I definitely understand that this is a pretty complicated idea, but I hope I can get something working!