2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2011 10:47 AM by Loic Ancian

    Does surface treatment matter?

    Kevin De Smet

      I was wondering what's the best way to account for surface treatment and surface finish when using Simulation. I understand especially surface finish will greatly affect fatigue life of a component.

       

      However, do surface finish and treatment have any significant effect for linear static stress analyses?

       

      I've seen that the more serious treatments like anealling have separate material entries.