Creo Topology Optimization > Model Setup > Loads > To Define Heat Loads—Topology Optimization
To Define Heat Loads—Topology Optimization
1. Click Home > Loads > Heat. The Heat Load dialog box opens.
2. Type a name for the heat load or accept the default name. Click the color swatch next to Name if you want to change the color of the constraint icon.
3. Select an existing load set from the Member of Set list or click New to create a new load set.
4. Select the type of reference from the References list.
5. Select the geometric entities as references.
6. Depending on the type of entity you selected, click Advanced, and then provide information for one or both of the following items in the Heat (Q) area:
Distribution—Distributes the load as a total load or as load per unit area.
Spatial Variation—Varies the load uniformly, as a function of coordinates, or interpolated over the entity. When you select Function of Coordinates from the drop-down list, the button appears along with a list of functions defined in the model.
Select a function from the list, or click to show the Functions dialog box to define or edit a function.
7. Type a value for the heat transfer rate in the Value box. Select the units from the drop-down list or accept the default unit.
8. Click OK.
The loads are applied to all the specified entities and a heat load icon is added to the geometry that you are loading.
For details about loads, see the Creo Simulate help.