This validation test case models temperature loading of a tapered hollow thick cylinder with a spherical bottom flange section. The solid object is assumed to be clamped vertically, but allowed to expand horizontally due to a linear temperature gradient. The stress in the z-direction at the bottom inner point is computed and compared to a reference value.
This model is available as an automated tutorial by selecting Model Examples and Tutorials… > Structural Mechanics > Temperature Loading of a Tapered Cylinder from the File menu. Or alternatively follow the linked video tutorial, or step-by-step instructions below.
 NAFEMS publication TNSB, Rev. 3, The Standard NAFEMS Benchmarks, LE11 Solid Cylinder/Taper/Sphere - Temperature Loading Benchmark, 1990.