Temperature Distribution for Static Analyses

For a static analysis, you must use temperature loads to define the temperature distribution in the model if your model has temperature-dependent material properties. You can use Structural Temperature loads or MEC/T loads to define the temperature distribution in the model. When creating a static analysis, include the load sets with these temperature loads.

When defining temperature loads for calculating temperature distribution keep the following points in mind:

• Structural Temperature loads and MEC/T loads must be in separate load sets.

• The Structural Temperature load or MEC/T load that you define must cover all the regions of the model where temperature dependent materials are assigned.

• You can have multiple Structural Temperature loads in the same load set.

• You cannot sum load sets of MEC/T and Structural Temperature loads using the static analyses definition dialog boxes.

For models with temperature-dependent material properties created in Creo 2.0 and earlier versions, the defined temperature distribution cannot be read in Creo 3.0. You must define temperature loads that define the temperature distribution in the model for each analysis.

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