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thermal analysis-cookie on greased baking pan

Question asked by Mark Kaiser on Aug 31, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2012 by Mark Kaiser

OK, so I'm not simulating a cookie on a greased baking pan, but something similar.  I have an aluminum part resting on a steel bed.  The bed is fixed, the aluminum part is resting freely on the bed.  Meaning the aluminum part is not bolted, snapped, or held in place in any way, shape or form on the steel bed, it just sits there.  We heat the bed and part to 400 F.  I would like to know how the part deforms.

 

I know how to import thermal studys into static studys.  I know how to set temperature at zero strain.  What I don't know is how to set up the contacts between the part and bed, and have something realistic happen.  I also don't run simulation much, and this would be my first venture into thermal simulation.

 

What else do I not know, and how can I set this up?

 

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