Guidelines for Heat Loads

If you define a heat load on a point, keep the following points in mind:

• A point heat load can create theoretically infinite fluxes on a shell, solid, 2D solid, or 2D plate. A curve or edge load on a solid element can create theoretically infinite fluxes.

• For a 2D plane strain model, a point represents a line, so a point heat load is actually heat/time per unit length along that line.

• For a 2D axisymmetric model, a point represents a circle, so a point heat load is heat/time per unit length along that circle.

• Creo Simulate does not support component and volume heat loads for 2D models.

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