My team and I are fire engineers who are interested in finding a FEA software. We are analysing how structures (such as buildings) deform/undergo stress in a fire. We were wondering whether Simscale can apply FEA to a structure that experiences different temperatures over time (temperature profile)? For example, how will the same structure deform if a fire is 100° at 7:00pm and if the fire grows to 110° at 7:01pm?
Most software can only apply a constant temperature to the structure (100° at 7:00pm and 100° again at 7:01pm), however most fires increase in temperature over time.
Another question we had is can Simscale model a fire at different locations? For example:
7:00pm: Fire at 100° on left side of building and another fire at 102° on right side of building
7:01pm: Fire now at 103° on left side of building and right side building fire is now at 105°
In summary, does Simscale offer FEA analysis for structures experiencing different temperatures, at different locations over a time period?