Water Science and Engineering 2009, 2(1) 95-102  DOI:   10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2009.01.009   ISSN: 1674-2370 CN: 32-1785/TV

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birth-death element
temperature field
thermal stress
Hong-yang ZHANG
Tong-chun LI
Zong-kun LI
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Modeling in SolidWorks and analysis of temperature and thermal stress during construction of intake tower

Hong-yang ZHANG*1;Tong-chun LI1;Zong-kun LI2

1. College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, P. R. China
2. School of Water Conservancy and Environment Engineering, Zhengzhou University,
Zhengzhou 450002, P. R. China


With a focus on the intake tower of the Yanshan Reservoir, this paper discusses the method of modeling in the 3D CAD software SolidWorks and the interface processing between SolidWorks and the ANSYS code, which decreases the difficulty in modeling complicated models in ANSYS. In view of the function of the birth-death element and secondary development with APDL (ANSYS parametric design language), a simulation analysis of the temperature field and thermal stress during the construction period of the intake tower was conveniently conducted. The results show that the temperature rise is about 29.934 ℃ over 3 or 4 days. The temperature differences between any two points are less than 24 ℃. The thermal stress increases with the temperature difference and reaches its maximum of 1.68 MPa at the interface between two concrete layers.

Keywords SolidWorks   ANSYS   APDL   birth-death element   temperature field   thermal stress  
Received 2008-11-11 Revised 2009-01-15 Online:  
DOI: 10.3882/j.issn.1674-2370.2009.01.009
Corresponding Authors: Hong-yang ZHANG
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