2 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2013 7:57 PM by Ray Cardenas

    Thermal Expansion in SWorks Question

    Ray Cardenas


      I have question regarding the Static Study Analysis Module of SolidWorks (For SW Premium). In the External Loads of the Simulation Tree, if you apply a Temperature Load on the part will it give you the appropriate Thermal Linear Expansion of the Part?




        • Re: Thermal Expansion in SWorks Question
          Jared Conway

          sure will!


          the expansion will be based on the coefficient of thermal expansion for your component and the difference between the temperature you apply to the body and the zero strain temperature you apply in the property boundary conditions.


          something important here, make sure you choose a body temperature. there is no thermal gradient development with the temperature boundary condition so it would be like super cooling only the face of that part. if you need a thermal gradient, you'll need to run a thermal analysis first and then import the temperature distribution.