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).