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New to SW ... Can Simulation (FIE) accomodate friction at a contact area?


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Ok … so I need to explain what I'm trying to do … the plan: 1. develop static contact model; 2. introduce rotation of the shaft to generate dynamic friction; 3. Solve the energy equation for the system to get the resultant heat generation and heat transfer (resulting temperatures) to the rest of the model.


A picture of the model above illustrates the questions I have ...

Am I way off track? Can SW accommodate all of the above?



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Ok … either in really deep water or (perhaps) no one felt comfortable commenting on the topic.

Here's another question: Can I simulate mechanical loading and thermal loading at the same time?
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