The Temperature, part insert (transient from start-up) result shows the temperature of the part insert across it's thickness, at every time step through the cycle, for every cycle until the mold temperature stabilizes and reaches its optimum operating conditions.
The Temperature, part 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 part insert. Using the cutting plane tools, you can also examine the temperatures within the part insert. There should be only a small variation in average temperature in the part insert. 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 part 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, part insert (transient from start-up) result, watch for the following.
- The temperature of the part insert should not be colder than the coldest inlet temperature or the initial temperature of the mold.
- If the initial part insert temperature you have specified is less than the melt temperature, ensure that part insert warms up adequately during the cycle.
- Conversely, if the initial part insert temperature you have specified is greater than the melt temperature, ensure that part insert cools down adequately during the cycle.