I have a problem with heat transfer analysis. I am experienced with ANSYS thermal analyses and at the same time I am working with HyperWorks for a couple of years but it is my first more complex thermal problem that I am solving with HW.
My problem is, I don’t know how to set properly the analysis Load collectors and steps.
What I want to do:
I have a part of a machine (rotating lathe table) which is heated by heat generated in bearings and motor. According to the norms I have performed on machine test and I need to reply this with FEA to obtain a model on which I can test construction changes.
The machine has been working in a few timesteps, with different parameters. My question is how to set the Loadsteps to obtain a few substeps which are performed one after the other under the terms of the previous.
Bellow I posted a shorten table of the experiment. The heat flux has been calculated analytically.
Time [min.] heat flux [W/mm2]
0 – 30 hf1
30 – 60 hf2
60 – 120 hf3
After that I want to obtain the temperature distribution on the table and its deformation (displacements).