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Thermal Stress and Shrink Fits

Question asked by jerry towne on Jul 18, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2012 by jerry towne

Dear Simulators,


I have several parts in an assembly that are a press fit.  I now want to impose a thermal load to the shrunk fit assembly and determine what the forces are on the interfering parts due to both the shrink fit and the thermal load.  I am able to create the Contact Sets in the assembly and run the Simulation and determine the forces due to the shrink fits alone.  However when I try to run the thermal analysis alone I get an error that says that there are interferences and do I want to run interference detection.  The only Contact Set I can create in the Thermal analysis is a Thermal Resistance.


Is it possible to include a thermal simulation in a static shrink fit simulation?