Defining Body Temperature As A Function In ANSYS Mechanical(Illustrated Expression)

In this article we will show you how to define your temperature value to bodies in ANSYS Mechanical in function basis. Temperature values for bodies or parts in finite element analysis(FEA) is a boundry condition that must be defined correctly. You can dfine your temperature value as time function ANSYS Mechanical.


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How To Define Body Temperature As A Function ANSYS Mechanical?

Click on Thermal Condition in ANSYS Mechanical.

To define body temperature value to body as a function in ANSYS Mechanical, right click on analysis system as shown by  green arrow above(Static Structural in this example) then hover over your mouse Insert tab as shown in red box above. Click on Thermal Condition from the menu that opened as shown by red arrow.

Define your geometry in ANSYS Mechanical.

Select the geometry that you will define your thermal condition as a function as shown by green arrow above. You can choose only bodies in this time dependent boundry condition. After selecting the body, click on Apply button in Geometry section of Thermal Condition in ANSYS Mechanical, as shown by red arrow above.

Select Function method for Thermal Condition in ANSYS Mechanical.

To define a temperature of a body as a function, click on little pop-up menu that shown by red arrow above, then click on Function method as shown in red box above in ANSYS Mechanical.

Enter your graph segment value in ANSYS Mechanical.

To define your segmenting for the tabular data that will be created after defining the temperature function, enter the number of segments of this tabular data as shown in red box above. The graph is segmented according to this number as shown by red arrow.

Enter the temperature function in ANSYS Mechanical.

After defining the segmentation of the tabular data, enter your temperature function that dependent of time as shown in red box above. The variable can be entered as “time” in function. The result of time dependent temperature function that entered to the Magnitude section, can be observed in Tabular Data as shown by red arrows above.

Defining time dependent fuctions of temperature values in ANSYS Mechanical is simple as like that.

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