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Abaqus Tutorial 19:
Thermal - stress analysis of a bimetallic switch

In this tutorial, you will create a coupled thermal-stress simulation of a bimetallic thermostat in which temperature field and displacement are solved together. Then, you will use a sequential approach to investigate the same process by obtaining the thermal and mechanical solutions separately.

When you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Implement a coupled thermal-stress simulation
  • Define the thermo-mechanical properties of materials
  • Define thermal loads and boundary conditions
  • Import heat transfer analysis results as loading conditions for a pure mechanical analysis (sequential approach)

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