Defining Body Temperature As a Function in ANSYS

How to Define Body Temperature As a Function in ANSYS Mechanical?

In this article, we will show you how to define your temperature value to bodies in ANSYS Mechanical on a function basis. So, we need to define temperature values for bodies or parts in finite element analysis(FEA) is a boundary condition correctly. And then, you can define your temperature value as time function ANSYS Mechanical.

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How to Define Body Temperature As a Function ANSYS Mechanical?(Illustrated Expression)

Click on the thermal condition in ANSYS Mechanical.
Click on Thermal Condition in ANSYS® Mechanical.

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 entities to define body temperature as a function in ansys.
Define your geometry in ANSYS® Mechanical.

And then, 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 that, click on the Apply button in the Geometry section of Thermal Condition in ANSYS Mechanical, as shown by the red arrow above.

Select the function.
Select Function method for Thermal Condition in ANSYS® Mechanical.

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.

Enter the value to define body temperature as a function in ansys.
Enter your graph segment value in ANSYS® Mechanical.

After that, to define your segmenting for the tabular data that you create after defining the temperature function, enter the number of segments of this tabular data as shown in the red box above. The graph will separate according to this number as shown by a red arrow.

Enter the temperature function.
Enter the temperature function in ANSYS® Mechanical.

And then, enter your temperature function that depends on time as shown in the red box above. You can enter the variable as “time” in the function. You can observe the result of the time-dependent temperature function that you entered at the Magnitude section of Tabular Data as shown by red arrows above.

Conclusion

Finally, do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about defining body temperature in ANSYS® Mechanical below.

So, defining time-dependent functions of temperature values in ANSYS Mechanical is as simple as that.

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