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Plastic Behavior and Thermal Expansion


I am trying to analyze plastic deformation due to thermal expansion. But I haven’t been able to find the right type of analysis for it. Is this doable as of now?

Hi @oscarcorripio!

You can use Uncoupled thermomechanical - advanced solver in order to perform this kind of analysis. Once you switch to transient and nonlinear being true, you can upload a stress-strain material data under materials. For that you have to select Plastic under material behavior. Furthermore, you can also upload a table which can represent Young’s Modulus change over temp.

I hope this helps. In case of any question/s, feel free to ask.



Thanks a lot for your prompt response @ahmedhussain18. I will give it a shot!