No posts for a long time...toooooo busy studying my BUTT off, no joke. Have a few coming up, though.
Here's a part I created in the software Abaqus for the project we have in that class. Simulating a bolt that was heated and expanded. The colors represent the intensity of stress in the plate due to the physical expansion of the bolt and also due to the transfer of heat from a hot bolt to cooler plate.
The same part showing only the stress resulting from expansion of a bolt, with none from heat transfer.
And this is some of the stuff I am learning.