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Cantilever Beam at Different Temperatures Study

Question asked by David M on Jul 10, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hello All,


I'm working on assessing bending deflections of a simply supported cantilever beam at different temperatures.


My problem is having SolidWorks take my inputted geometry as the geometry of the piece at any temperature. In other words, having my inputted geometry dimensions be the dimensions after the thermal expansion.


For example, having a beam 1in. wide x 5in. tall x 50in. long at 400 degrees F and those be the dimensions after the thermal expansion has taken place.


I want to do this so that I may see only the deflections due to load at the different temperatures. How can I do this?


Thank you in advance!