In Workbench Simulation v11, can I use nonzero thermal conditions in a linear buckling analysis?

Yes, but please be aware that when you apply non-zero temperatures, it is the applied temperature with respect to the reference temperature that is scaled, so it is the difference (T-Tref) that is multiplied by the load factor; for example, if the load multiplier is 5, the refence temperature is 20, and the imposed temperature is 50, the resulting buckling load would be calculated by (50-20)*5+20 = 30*5+20 = 170 rather than 50*5 = 250.

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