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Solid Materials in Transient Simulation


#1

Hi all,

I am trying to simulate the affect of having a deformable cladding, outside the rainscreen of a tall structure, in the hope that when wind is applied, this deformable cladding will assume a different shape and make the building more streamlined.

In order to make this work, I need to have a block structure that can be taken to be very stiff, which then has the cladding attached to it, which itself is less stiff than the block. I need to do this in order to see how the less stiff cladding changes shape with wind, however I am having trouble assigning materials (ie. stiffnesses) to the model. Can anyone help with this?

My project is named “trial” for anyone who would to check it out. https://www.simscale.com/projects/borgwirth/trial/

Thanks

Michael


#2

Hi Michael,

Sounds like it would be a combination of solid as well as fluid simulation that is necessary here. What you can do is to create a fluid flow simulation and then read out the forces with a result control item on your structures which can be downloaded as a xlsx file. This can then again be used to use if for structural analyses - note that there is no way at the moment to have a fluid-structure interaction in the sense of solving both fields in one run, you would have to do it in the way previously described by me. @power_users, if you have a better idea, please let us know :slight_smile:

Happy weekend!

Jousef