OS-T: 1080 Coupled Linear Heat Transfer/Structure Analysis

A coupled heat transfer/structure analysis on a steel pipe is performed in this tutorial.

Before you begin, copy the file(s) used in this tutorial to your working directory.

As shown in Figure 1, the pipe is fixed on the ground at one end and the heat flux is applied on the other end.

A linear steady-state heat conduction solution is defined first. Then it is referred by a structure solution by TEMP to perform the coupled thermal/structural analysis. The problem is defined in HyperMesh and solved with OptiStruct implicit solver. The heat transfer and structure results are post processed in HyperView.

Figure 1. Model Review