Underwater Pipe heating


I am new to Simscale, only done some basic static mechanical analysis.

I would like to do a simulation where heating up (with laser along the axis) a steel pipe outside /under water/ and the aim is to break up the inside built up hydrogen formation (similar to ice).

what would be the best method to do this?

really appreciate every suggestion :slight_smile:



Richard Kovacs

Hi Richard (@tenshinshoden)!

Do you intend to use phase changes into the simulation? If so then this would not be possible. However a laser simulation has already been performed and can be found here: Circular Welding Analysis. Some more information from your side would also be helpful and (if possible) a CAD model that you can share with us.