In this article, we will show you how to define your temperature value to bodies in ANSYS® Mechanical on a function basis. Temperature values for bodies or parts in finite element analysis(FEA) is a boundary condition that must be defined correctly. You can define your temperature value as time function ANSYS® Mechanical.
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To define body temperature value to the body as a function in ANSYS® Mechanical, right-click on analysis system as shown by the green arrow above(Static Structural in this example) then hover over your mouse Insert tab as shown in the red box above. Click on Thermal Condition from the menu that opened as shown by a red arrow.
Select the geometry that you will define your thermal condition as a function as shown by the green arrow above. You can choose only bodies in this time-dependent boundary condition. After selecting the body, click on the Apply button in the Geometry section of Thermal Condition in ANSYS® Mechanical, as shown by the red arrow above.
To define a temperature of a body as a function, click on the little pop-up menu shown by the red arrow above, then click on the Function method as shown in the red box above 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 the red box above. The graph is segmented according to this number as shown by a red arrow.
After defining the segmentation of the tabular data, enter your temperature function that depends on time as shown in the red box above. The variable can be entered as “time” in the function. The result of the time-dependent temperature function that entered the Magnitude section, can be observed in Tabular Data as shown by red arrows above.
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Defining time-dependent functions of temperature values in ANSYS® Mechanical is as simple as that.
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