Edit Temperature Factor

Select a temperature factor and define its properties.

The temperature factor icon is enabled when performing SN (uniaxial, multiaxial) and EN (uniaxial, multiaxial) fatigue analysis.

  1. Click the Material tool.

    Figure 1.
    The Assign Material dialog opens.
  2. Under the Temperature Factor field heading, click .
  3. In the dialog, select temperature factor from the drop-down menu.
    • None: Ctemp = 1
    • User Defined: Enter a Ctemp value between 0.0 and 1.0
    • FKM: Input a temperature in degrees Celsius and select a material type. Ctemp is automatically calculated.
  4. Click OK.
    The temperature factor is used to update the fatigue strength reduction factor.

    Kf (mod) = Kf / Ctemp

For more information, see Temperature Influence.
Tip: Apply a temperature factor value to all the parts/sets by right-clicking on and selecting Apply current value to all Parts/Sets.