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Bushing Joint simulation in Ansys W14

  1. Jun 19, 2012 #1
    Is it possible to simulate a bushing joint between to parts
    that would also conduct heat from one part to another?
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  3. Jun 19, 2012 #2


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    It's possible to set up a coupled physics analysis in which the structural analysis has a cylindrical support condition, and the thermal portion has a thermal contact condition which conducts heat.

    Different physics regimes do not have to have the same number or type of contact conditions for a coupled physics analysis.
  4. Jun 20, 2012 #3
    Thank you. I solved this by adding command to the contact

    keyopt, cid,1, 2

    so that the contact only has temperature DOF.
  5. Jun 20, 2012 #4
    so bonded contact with only temp dof and bushing joint did the job.
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