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Does surface treatment matter?

Question asked by Kevin De Smet on Jan 30, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2011 by Loic Ancian

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.