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Load Per Unit Type
Select the distribution option Load per Unit Type on the Heat Load dialog box to have Creo Simulate apply the heat load to each unit of type. Type is length, area, or volume, depending on the model type and the type of entity selected for the load.
The table lists the units for the heat load by model type and type of entity selected for the load.
With this distribution method, the total heat load changes with any change in the entity's length, area or volume. The geometric change may result from changes you make to the model or changes Creo Simulate makes during a sensitivity or optimization design study.
For 2D plane strain and 2D axisymmetric models, a heat load on a curve, edge, or 2D shell is equivalent to an area load. Enter the value of the heat load as load per unit area on the surface that the curve, edge, or 2D shell represents.
Similarly, a heat load on a 2D solid is equivalent to a volume load. Enter this type of load as Load per unit volume on the body that the 2D solid represents.
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