The Temperature, mold insert (transient from start-up) result shows the temperature of the mold insert across it's thickness, at every time iteration and for all start-up cycles, until the mold temperature stabilizes.
The Temperature, mold insert (transient from start-up) result is calculated using the finite element boundary method (FEM).
Using this result
You can use this result to identify localized hot or cold spots on the surface of the mold insert, or to determine whether a different mold insert material, with better heat conduction, should be used. Using the cutting plane tools, you can also examine the temperatures within the mold insert; there should be only a small variation in average temperature. Areas of high average temperature may indicate areas that are poorly cooled. Consider adding cooling channels near these areas.
NoteIf you animate the result, you can see how the temperature in the insert changes with time inside the solid model.
You can create an XY plot of the mold insert (transient from start-up) temperature, on any given node to see how the temperature at that node varies with time. Click on
in the Results
pane of the Home
tab, then click
and scroll down to the result. Remember to change the Plot type
Things to look for
When viewing the Temperature, mold insert (transient from start-up) result, watch for the following.
- The temperature of the mold insert should cool to the specified mold temperature at the end of the cycle.