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Shell Mesh with temperature Pipe loads

Question asked by Patrick Sukkar on Jan 23, 2013

Hi all,


I have a question I would really like some thoughts on.

I have a circular pipe with different temperature loadings on the inner surface and outer suface of the pipe.


I understand that shells are one sided and you can only apply a load on one side of the shell.


Is there a way around this as I really want to use the shell mesh with the pipe.


At the moment Im trying to use solid elements but it will take me a while to converge the mesh. The shell mesh gave me reasonable stress values even on the inital mesh with only the outer surface loadied..


If anyone has any ideas to aviod using solid elements i would appreciate it alot