Matt Giaraffa

Custom graphs from thermal deformation?

Discussion created by Matt Giaraffa on Jun 23, 2009
I'm doing a thermal simulation on a piston in a cylinder looking for clearances throughout operating temperatures. I started with a thermal simulation with the piston and cylinder at high temp and let them cool with very low bulk ambient temp convection to air. I fed those results into a static study to calculate stress, strain, displacement at one point during the cool down.

I made a graph that allows me to select from a few different results:

Is there a way I can create a graph of the diameter of the piston, instead of one of the results shown in the above pull down menu?