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FEA Loads - Peak Element Filtered
« on: May 14, 2021, 03:08:52 PM »

Does HyperSizer give any consideration to thermal loading when developing the peak elements when peak element filtered is selected (for large models/many load cases)?

The concern is that until final sizing is done for all elements (element based), then its possible that a cold day/room temperature case with a larger load could be hiding a more critical but lower load hot day case with a reduced allowable.



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Re: FEA Loads - Peak Element Filtered
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 10:55:19 AM »
Hi Mike,

You bring up a good point. HyperSizer does not account for the reduced allowable when filtering cases based on peak element metrics.

One suggestion to check if you are missing any critical cases is to run an analysis with peak element and then another analysis with element based. Make sure you are not sizing to keep runtimes down to a minimum. Then compare the critical load cases from the element based run to see if any "Hot" conditions were flagged that were not flagged in the peak element run.

Hope this helps!