Hello! I’m trying to simulate thermal stress in a glass baking pan. (name: Pyrex Pan Thermal Stress Analysis II, simulation: pan_quarter_with_block)
I want to model a room-temperature pan being heated in a hot (450 K) oven, and find when and where the maximum stresses occur.
However, the default of 10 time steps is not long enough for the pan to equilibriate (to reach 450 K, or at least get close). I’ve tried changing the number of time-steps, but this doesn’t seem to be an option for thermomechanical analyses.
I also thought I could use a previous temperature distribution as a starting point for a second simulation, and chain them up that way, but I can’t enter a complex temperature gradient as an initial condition.
What do you recommend to extend this simulation?