I have a volume which represents liquid in a tank. I've run a transient thermal analysis and now need to calculate the average temperature of the solid mesh which represents the liquid.
Is there any way to perform a volume-based weighted average on the temperature results ?
I'm thinking I could output the volume for each element, and then the temperature for each element and process in excel, but this would be very time consuming.
Any ideas ?
This may very well be the way you original thought, but perhaps there's a step here you didn't think about:
Getting element volumes (element table):
Getting nodal temperatures (node table):
Copy these two tables over to Excel, and for each row/ element, use vlookup to get the nodal temperatures into the element table. Then it's simple math.
Hope this helps,
Author, Learning Femap