StructuralCurveActionThermal

Thermal load on the beam

The thermal load on the line elements (StructuralCurveMember, StructuralCurveMemberRib). The variation of the thermal load can be constant or linear over the cross-section of the beam.

Specification in the excel

Name of the column header
Type of data
Value example or enum definition
Required value
Description
Name
String
LT1
yes
Human readable unique name of the load
Force action
Enum
On beam
On rib
yes
Specifies on which type of object the load acts.
Variation
Enum
Constant
Linear
yes
Specifies how the temperature varies
Constant: The load is defined by means of a single value deltaT. The value specifies the warming to which the 1D member is subject to.
Linear: The load is defined by means of a set of four values. The individual values specify the temperature at individual sides (left, right, top, bottom) of the 1D member.
deltaT [°C]
Double
5
yes; if Variation = Constant
Temperature delta in Celsius/Fahrenheit on the centre line of the member.
*See note to clarify the position.
TempL [°C]
Double
5
yes, if Variation = Linear
The temperature on the left side of the beam surface in Celsius/Fahrenheit. Refers to LCS of 1D member.
*See note to clarify the position.
TempR [°C]
Double
18
yes, if Variation = Linear
Temperature on right side of the beam surface in Celsius/Fahrenheit. Refers to LCS of 1D member.
*See note to clarify the position.
TempT [°C]
Double
5
yes, if Variation = Linear
Temperature on top side of the beam surface in Celsius/Fahrenheit. Refers to LCS of 1D member.
*See note to clarify the position.
TempB [°C]
Double
5
yes, if Variation = Linear
Temperature on bottom side of the beam surface in Celsius/Fahrenheit. Refers to LCS of 1D member.
*See note to clarify the position.
Member
String
B11
yes, if Force action = On beam
The name of the StructuralCurveMember on which the load is applied
Member Rib
String
B10
yes, if Force action = On rib
The name of the StructuralCurveMemberRib on which the load is applied
Load case
String
LC1
yes
The name of the load case to which the load belongs
Coordinate definition
Enum
Absolute
Relative
yes
Selects the coordinate system that is used to define the length of the line load. Relative means without units. To define length of the load in meters input absolute
Origin
Enum
From start
From end
yes
Specifies the origin of the coordinate system used for the definition of the length of the load
Start point [m]
Double
value in meters for Coordinate definition = Absolute
0,0
value in percentage for Coordinate definition = Relative
0,0
yes
Defines the position of the start point of the load in relative or absolute coordinates
End point [m]
Double
value in meters for Coordinate definition = Absolute
5,25
value in percentage for Coordinate definition = Relative
1,0
yes
Defines the position of the end point of the load in relative or absolute coordinates
Parent ID
String
67b35d84-3d04-47aa-aa4a-dc1263982320
no
Is filled for objects created be dividing curved geometry to series of straight line objects. Parent ID will ensure that curved edge is imported as straight parts to nonsupporting application, and back to original supporting application as curved geometry.
To ensure successful round trip of segmented objects and their related objects, Parent ID needs to be present in both directions.
Id
String
39f238a5-01d0-45cf-a2eb-958170fd4f39
no
Unique attribute designation

Notes

Reference to surfaces of cross-section where linear temperature can be applied. View is towards the direction of center axis (looking from end point towards start point).
Last modified 10d ago