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  Topic: Solid185 with Orthotropic properties
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 9523

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:07 am   Subject: Re: Solid185 with Orthotropic properties
[quote="rouzbeh.khajehdehi"]
I'm trying to model a simple cantilever beam using Solid185 that has different E values in three directions. I define 9 required inputs in Linear Orthotropic ma ...
  Topic: [WB] Transfering boundary conditions between element types
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 9608

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:23 am   Subject: Re: [WB] Transfering boundary conditions between element typ
You would be much more likely to get an answer if you post the question to the mailing list at xansys-temp@xansystest.info

The Forum is no longer maintained and is really only intended for searchin ...
  Topic: [APDL] Fortran Subroutine / integration points
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 10139

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: [APDL] Fortran Subroutine / integration points
[quote="artemiy.shamkin"]
I`m developping ansys subroutine to specify material behavior using USRSHIFT function.
[/quote]
I think your only realistic chance of getting a response is to p ...
  Topic: Scripts in Desing Moderler?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 9469

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:51 am   Subject: Re: Scripts in Desing Moderler?
[quote="zhenhui.liu"]I'm facing a headache problem right now. Say I'm having 10,000 bodies imported from .stp file, each of them has different name, end with plate thickness at the last two ...
  Topic: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 20199

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:49 pm   Subject: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
[quote="jonathan.chant"]It would seem a shame to loose that functionality. Hope they can re-establish the link with the new software platform.
[/quote]
Definitely not. PADT Inc do not wis ...
  Topic: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 20199

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:56 pm   Subject: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
[quote="jonathan.chant"]
I was just wondering if there had been any developments in fixing the issues with the XANSYS forum, and if it was still the intention to re-establish the link betwe ...
  Topic: duplicate nodes problem for a vibro-acoustic problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 10793

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:56 am   Subject: Re: duplicate nodes problem for a vibro-acoustic problem
You would be much more likely to get a reply if you post the question in an email to the mailing list at

xansys-temp@xansystest.info
  Topic: how to adjust settings of keypoint numbering
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 13489

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:54 am   Subject: Re: how to adjust settings of keypoint numbering
[quote="hugo.silva"]
-And, the numbers shown are very very small. How can I adjust their font size?
[/quote]
Look at the /DEVICE,FONT,2,Val1,Val2,Val3,Val4,Val5,Val6 command

The number ...
  Topic: how to adjust settings of keypoint numbering
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 13489

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:37 am   Subject: how to adjust settings of keypoint numbering
[quote="davide.riccio"]
lslk,s,,,
[/quote]
I think that should be

lslk,s,1

to get only the lines attached to the selected key points.
  Topic: [APDL] strain energy of cantilever beam
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 11875

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:45 pm   Subject: Re: [APDL] strain energy of cantilever beam
[quote="saeed.akbari"]
I'm modeling a cantilever beam with Plane183 and KEYOPT(3)=0 (plane stress).
Then I use SENE command to calculate stiffness (strain) energy of the beam.
The strain ...
  Topic: Usermat error not showing in .out file in batch mode
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 7762

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:35 am   Subject: Re: Usermat error not showing in .out file in batch mode
You would have a much higher chance of getting a reply if you posted to the mailing list at xansys-temp@xansystest.info. Very few of the experts are reading the Forum.
  Topic: combining different solution result files in workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 6886

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: combining different solution result files in workbench
[quote="tom.caltabellotta"]
I would like to perform load case combinations within workbench similar to post1 lcoper command. Is this capability available from within workbench, either nativ ...
  Topic: [WB] Reaction Results as Input into Proceeding Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 8741

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:57 pm   Subject: Re: [WB] Reaction Results as Input into Proceeding Analysis
[quote="jonathan.chant"]
I was hoping someone might be able to suggest a quicker / better way of doing this. I have used the Submodeling feature in Workbench before to import displacements ...
  Topic: Fill array with selceted nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 8084

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:21 am   Subject: Re: [ Xansys ] [ OT ]

Have you read http://www.xansys.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26722
There is no linkage between the temporary mailing list and the Forum. In my view the only useful purpose of the Forum at the moment ...
  Topic: creating a dialog box in ansys mechanical with java script
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 4763

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:05 am   Subject: Re: creating a dialog box in ansys mechanical with java scri
[quote="pravesh.dahal"]
can anyone help me in making dialog box in ansys mechanical with a help of java script macro. i dont know if it is possible. i could generate the yes no popup messag ...
  Topic: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 20199

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:23 pm   Subject: [ADMIN] Your thoughts on the future of XANSYS
Now that we have finally got everybody who was previously subscribed added to XANSYS and removed a fairly large number who no longer wished to be subscribed, the Moderators can go back to looking at a ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] [ADMIN] IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - Status of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 14643

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:28 am   Subject: [XANSYS] [ADMIN] IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - Status of XANSYS
The ongoing problem with the XANSYS server is proving difficult to fix. To restore some service for those users who read XANSYS via email a temporary mailing list has been set up and all existing mem ...
  Topic: Area Coloring
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 4041

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Area Coloring
[quote="sanjeev.dhara"]

ASEL, S,,33
ASEL, A,,34
ASEL, A,,45
ASEL, A,,28
CM, Tempname, AREA
CMPLOT,Tempname,AREA

Currently one of the issues I am running into is that I have to typ ...
  Topic: [ADMIN]Test message posting via Forum
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 3159

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:40 pm   Subject: [ADMIN]Test message posting via Forum
I do apologise for the all test messages but we may have a recurrence of the problem with the software connecting the mailing list and the Forum. Please be assured that the moderators (with the encou ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] [STRUC] [WB] [MECHANICAL] Non- Linear Buckling Anal
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 7181

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:30 pm   Subject: [XANSYS] [STRUC] [WB] [MECHANICAL] Non- Linear Buckling Anal
On 10/08/2015 12:44, vinod kumar ramamurthy wrote:
I had done the non linear analysis for a steel member of IPE section.

I first did my linear buckling analysis and based on the shape mode
results f ...
  Topic: Defining load cases in Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 19186

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:17 am   Subject: Defining load cases in Workbench
On 08/08/2015 18:33, sushant.goel wrote:
I want to simulate a steel structural component in Workbench for different load cases (about 10). Is there a method to do so?


Providing you are not using an ...
  Topic: Ansys Workbench contact modelling
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 9243

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Ansys Workbench contact modelling

You need to identify if the problem is that some part of the assembly isn't properly restrained and is flying off or that the contact settings or analysis settings aren't optimal. How far does the ...
  Topic: offset line
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 6987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] offset line
On 19/06/2015 10:50, sachin.awasare wrote:
Is there any command or macro to offset lines/ spline in ANSYS mechanical ?
If anybody has information on it ,kindly share.

Do you mean Mechanical or Design ...
  Topic: [Xansys] THERMAL STRUCTURAL COUPLING
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 10130

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] THERMAL STRUCTURAL COUPLING
On 19/06/2015 07:34, andrea.vironda wrote:
Sorry for my english. Now i updated my signature and i try to explain better.

As you know, a temperature gradient provokes a deformation (and/or tension) fi ...
  Topic: Decimal value unread - scripting in WB again !
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 7074

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] Decimal value unread - scripting in WB again !
On 18/06/2015 10:30, remi.bouton wrote:
It works great to update an assembly but something curious appends : I can't load a decimal value in Excel to export it on WB ??

As you know WB doesn't like an ...
  Topic: [WB] Applying pressure on prejected surface, is it possible?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 11224

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Applying pressure on prejected surface, is it
On 12/06/2015 13:14, boris.ghislain wrote:
Martin Liddle wrote:

For 3D structures, you can use SURF156 elements to apply pressure in a
certain direction, but load is applied on full area.

I did not ...
  Topic: [WB] Applying pressure on prejected surface, is it possible?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 11224

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Applying pressure on prejected surface, is it
On 12/06/2015 11:07, boris.ghislain wrote:
And I want the pressure to be applied not normal to the surface but in the X direction (perpendicular to the pipe). And I want the pressure to be applied on ...
  Topic: Ansys error when using user300 beside another element type
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3751

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys error when using user300 beside another eleme
On 10/06/2015 08:23, mohamed.folifel wrote:
I am using Ansys Mechanical APDL16 in modelling a concrete beam in which its load is applied through another steel part .I used two different element types ...
  Topic: Design Modeler vs. SpaceClaim
Martin Liddle

Replies: 28
Views: 33653

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Design Modeler vs. SpaceClaim
On 05/06/2015 15:32, joshua.hogg wrote:
MAPDL is based on a pretty old geometry engine.
More to the point it was a never a particularly good geometry engine.
I remember John Swanson telling me in t ...
  Topic: Bernoulli-Euler beam modeling (without transverse shear)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 4304

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] Bernoulli-Euler beam modeling (without transverse s
On 22/05/2015 16:18, ivan.stepanenko wrote:
I found that old BEAM4 element shows the behaviour similar to what I want but unfortunately it is no longer supported in ANSYS 14.
BEAM4 is available in ANS ...
  Topic: ANSYS[APDL]-Shape Optimization by NMODIF
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5377

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS[APDL]-Shape Optimization by NMODIF
On 18/05/2015 09:26, mehmet.murat.gozum wrote:
I am using the interface between matlab and ansys for shape optimization of the plate by changing z-ccordinate of 9 defined nodes.To change the locations ...
  Topic: Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 14014

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
On 07/05/2015 19:32, david.abreu wrote:
Now I need to explain why NLGEOM ON (With tension only springs are used to represent straps) is more reflective of a real world scenario. I cannot hand calculat ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Fwd: [Struct] [MAPDL] Submodeling in linear static
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1270

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 11:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Fwd: [Struct] [MAPDL] Submodeling in linear static
On 07/05/2015 19:05, Mohammad A Gharaibeh wrote:
""I'm sending this email the second time as I thought the first email
didn't get received (I did not receive it either)""

the mess ...
  Topic: thermal strain due to CTE mismatch
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2452

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] thermal strain due to CTE mismatch
On 07/05/2015 17:52, karthik.suresh wrote:
simulated the same load step from both cases separately
but when i see the thermal strains from the nodal solu i get the same results for both cases whivh sh ...
  Topic: Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 14014

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
On 05/05/2015 16:03, david.abreu wrote:
The analysis is a static structural one, with 4 straps holding down an object which is being subjected to a forward force/acceleration at its CG.

So in the ANS ...
  Topic: Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 14014

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] Static analysis, ANSYS vs. Stiffness Matrix
On 05/05/2015 16:03, david.abreu wrote:
I'm confident these models are correct. They use the same values of Modulus/Stiffness/Dimension as per my strap information. They also have exaggerated stiffnes ...
  Topic: Some of the defined and selected elements did not require...
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3211

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] Some of the defined and selected elements did not r
On 04/05/2015 17:56, paul.barmsen wrote:
Yeah, actually there are many layers connected to each other and therefore there are contact elements in between.
So I can't put loads on the nodes of contact ...
  Topic: Some of the defined and selected elements did not require...
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3211

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Some of the defined and selected elements did not r
On 04/05/2015 15:18, paul.barmsen wrote:
I really don't understand, why these won't "require" hflux, or conv or something. Can someone help me figure out this featureless errormessage? In th ...
  Topic: Linking and compiling an usermat
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1449

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 2:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Linking and compiling an usermat
On 03/05/2015 04:18, surya.ardham wrote:
Actually i have written a usermat for a material model.How to link it or either compile it to use it in APDL .
So have you read Chapter 1 of Part II of the Mec ...
  Topic: Scripting Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 25452

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Scripting Workbench
On 30/04/2015 08:23, remi.bouton wrote:
Is that possible if I use APDL rather than WB ?
I think so. The remote points are (I think) using surface based
constraints with contact elements (see section ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Blocked .DB Results?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 7966

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Blocked .DB Results?
On 29/04/2015 11:45, asobral@petrobras.com.br wrote:
Now I believe the image is avaliable, please check the link below.
First comment would be that it would have been quicker and easier to cut
and pa ...
  Topic: [Workbench] Applying time-varying load in Static Structural
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6154

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Workbench] Applying time-varying load in Static St
On 27/04/2015 06:44, saloni.saroha wrote:
What is the correct (or easier) way of applying time-varying load in Workbench?

1. Feeding the force component as function of time?

2. Feeding tabular data ...
  Topic: regarding killed elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2521

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] regarding killed elements
On 25/04/2015 18:18, karthik.suresh wrote:
In the analysis i am doing i have killed a few elements but these are being displayed at the end of analysis i would like them not to be showed in the post p ...
  Topic: [APDL] Will it take same time for solid and shell elements ?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 9537

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Will it take same time for solid and shell e
On 22/04/2015 18:17, debabrata.podder wrote:
Just asking a simple question. I want to make a (Thermal/Structural) model where in one case, I want to take solid elements and in another case I want to t ...
  Topic: [APDL] Piecewise-linear function
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2572

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Piecewise-linear function
On 19/04/2015 16:57, blazej.poplawski wrote:
I'm wondering if it is possible to define boundary conditions in ansys classic (i.e. pressure distribution) as a piecewise-linear function (as it is in Flu ...
  Topic: thermal strain calculation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5972

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] thermal strain calculation
On 14/04/2015 09:17, karthik.suresh wrote:
now Mr Liddle asked me tht ''not working has a vast range of possibilities to be understood''
and when i post a reply '' solution is not converging and tried ...
  Topic: thermal strain calculation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5972

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] thermal strain calculation
On 13/04/2015 12:01, karthik.suresh wrote:
when i introduce the ref temp and apply bf set of commands (tried all the commands like bfe , bfunif ) its not working
Sigh. You need to describe what you ...
  Topic: Non-convergence in a large displacement solving
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 9881

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Non-convergence in a large displacement solving
On 11/04/2015 08:51, rongkun.wang wrote:
I'm modeling a rectangle thin foil with stretching at four edges outwards, its normal loading consists of gravity and pressure. I would like to use structural ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis: Remeshing and convergence
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2679

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis: Remeshing and convergence
On 01/04/2015 16:44, idris.malik wrote:
Thank you. An RVE is a representative volume element, which actually represent a repeated unit of the large model. I am using Mechanical APDL.

Have you read Ch ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis: Remeshing and convergence
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2679

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis: Remeshing and convergence
On 01/04/2015 14:09, idris.malik wrote:
I have an RVE with contacts and my intention is to reach convergence for the maximum principal stress in the material, which occurs to me that it is at the poin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Thermal] Must be stuck somewhere in this easy prob
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4461

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Thermal] Must be stuck somewhere in this easy prob
On 30/03/2015 21:44, Zheng Kang wrote:
Mesh size is 1e-7 on long edges and biased size on short edges. Minimum
size is 8nm. Time range is to 1e-11 s.

Are you using a length unit of metres? Have you ...
  Topic: Thermal-Stress Analysis Problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2885

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal-Stress Analysis Problem
On 20/03/2015 16:25, muhammad.faizan.mirza wrote:
Solver pivot warnings have been encountered during the solution. This is usually a result of an ill conditioned matrix possibly due to unreasonable ma ...
  Topic: nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4899

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
On 19/03/2015 15:39, karthik.suresh wrote:
since after applying boundry conditions and loading i have reflected nodes so doesn't it automatically reflect the same on the other reflected nodes

and nod ...
  Topic: nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4899

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
On 19/03/2015 14:42, karthik.suresh wrote:
nsel,s,loc,x,0,pad_length+curvature_length+beam_length+curvature_length+shoulder_length
nsym,x,30000,all


nsel,s,loc,y,0,pad_width
nsym,y,60000,all

So you ...
  Topic: nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4899

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] nsym (for reflecting the nodes)
On 19/03/2015 12:58, karthik.suresh wrote:
i have created a quarter model and reflected the nodes to generate a full model.

How have you reflected the model? Did you do it in the pre-processor or
t ...
  Topic: How to apply Neumann Boundary in thermal analyis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3856

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to apply Neumann Boundary in thermal analyis
On 18/03/2015 10:28, xansys wrote:
if I get it right, you just don't apply anything. The Neumann BC is a
natural occuring boundary condition. Case given, no BC is equal to heat
flux= zero, thermal ins ...
  Topic: Stress/ Deformation Calculation in a Guided Structure
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1412

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Stress/ Deformation Calculation in a Guided Structu
On 17/03/2015 10:03, muhammad.faizan.mirza wrote:
1. Is there is any way that I can calculate the stress and deformation in the plate without physically modelling the pin in Ansys workbench.

2. If no ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] date formatswas Re: R16 Fracture Mechanics and
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3803

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] date formatswas Re: R16 Fracture Mechanics and
On 16/03/2015 03:26, Benjamin F Franklin (CAE-METHODS & STRU) wrote:
Is there any advantage of writing date in mm/dd/yy format over dd/mm/yy format? Personally I feel dd/mm/yy format make sense.

...
  Topic: .dll file in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5429

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] .dll file in Ansys
On 13/03/2015 06:00, prashanth.gowda wrote:
for example i calculate a reaction force, Fx, Fy, Fz .. etc... and i use an equation to solve and calculate stress (currently in .dll format)

i take this f ...
  Topic: with and without /efacet,2
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3802

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] with and without /efacet,2
On 02/03/2015 12:56, karthik.suresh wrote:
i used mshmid,2
obtained the necessary results
I take it that you are aware that suppressing midside nodes will require
a much denser mesh to achieve the sa ...
  Topic: with and without /efacet,2
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3802

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] with and without /efacet,2
On 02/03/2015 12:51, Prentice, Ian (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Just a guess, but try using /graph,full first.
But won't that disable /efacet ? Is there a way to get midside node
results with Full graph ...
  Topic: error : data not stored
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3267

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] error : data not stored
On 28/02/2015 17:26, karthik.suresh wrote:
Requested data is not stored for node 685.
Line= *GET, curvatur, node, node_4, s, 1
The *GET command is ignored.
is this a midside node (rather than a corner ...
  Topic: getting elemental stress from Mechanical using command objec
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 16110

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:49 pm   Subject: [Xansys] getting elemental stress from Mechanical using comm
On 28/02/2015 22:37, anirudh.reddy.ravula wrote:
I tried "outres,esol,all" in the beginning of my command snippet to avoid the error " The requested S data is not available. The ETABLE ...
  Topic: *do command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 8571

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] *do command
On 28/02/2015 13:28, karthik.suresh wrote:
but now i am facing another prob

/output,beam_width_variationTry

/output,beam_width_variation%i%,out


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Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Ches ...
  Topic: getting elemental stress from Mechanical using command objec
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 16110

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] getting elemental stress from Mechanical using comm
On 27/02/2015 20:27, anirudh.reddy.ravula wrote:
I created a cantilever model and applied a load at the end. Then i added a command snippet under the solution where i typed in the following commands t ...
  Topic: quarter model vs full model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 6240

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] quarter model vs full model
On 25/02/2015 11:01, karthik.suresh wrote:
my quarter model with symmetry conditions is working slower than full model

full models has 4 times the number of elements of the quarter model but as far a ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 23/02/2015 17:15, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
I am defining contact surfaces under the concrete slab and imaginary subbase and the simulation goes well, but if the gravity is activated, there is a 'r ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys Classic how to save an animation as a .avi fi
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 11473

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Classic how to save an animation as a .avi fi
On 12/02/2015 18:35, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Changed to aero theme and nothing has improved.
I think the suggestion is that you disable Aero:

Right click the Desktop
Click Personalize
Un ...
  Topic: contact elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4528

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] contact elements
On 04/02/2015 12:44, karthik.suresh wrote:
i have created a layer of contact elements with my normals properly oriented but when i apply force or displacement the body goes through the other but ther ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] how to apply moment in ANSYS APDL?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 5835

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] how to apply moment in ANSYS APDL?
On 02/02/2015 03:41, boobalan.srinivasan wrote:
Select the nodes and then input these commands

F,All,MX,100 ! 100 - moment about X axis
F,All,MZ,200 ! 200 - moment about Z xis
That will w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Stress values are different when ansys is called fr
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2213

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Stress values are different when ansys is called fr
On 31/01/2015 19:50, Manju Gyaraganahalli Siddappa wrote:
I have a problem and is troubling me from past many days. when i call
ansys from matlab the stress values which i am getting are not the
sa ...
  Topic: importance of alls command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2363

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] importance of alls command
On 30/01/2015 18:24, Mohammad A Gharaibeh wrote:
Search for ALLSEL,ALL for example.

This commands helps you to select everything in your model.

Just to add to what Mohammad has said; when you select ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] - Line continuation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 24317

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] - Line continuation
On 28/01/2015 15:08, mark.belloni3 wrote:
Last night I tried the $ at the end, where I hit the return button, where the start of the continuation begins ( about 75 characters from the left edge ) - wi ...
  Topic: [APDL] How to apply transient forces with a time lag !
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 7283

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL]
On 28/01/2015 14:38, Krishna Raichur wrote:
What's the question?
See http://www.xansys.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26305

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
ww ...
  Topic: [APDL] How to apply transient forces with a time lag !
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 7283

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] How to apply transient forces with a time la
On 28/01/2015 11:18, debabrata.podder wrote:
Dear Martin, it is not an incomplete question as quoted by you !
What I quoted is exactly what was received by email subscribers. The
Forum post shows you ...
  Topic: [APDL] How to apply transient forces with a time lag !
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 7283

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL]
On 28/01/2015 08:56, debabrata.podder wrote:
Suppose there is an array which is changing with respect to time as below:

Time Value
0

Firstly you do yourself no favours by posting incomplete questi ...
  Topic: [APDL] HOW TO USE INDIVIDUAL ARRAY ELEMENTS !
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1895

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] HOW TO USE INDIVIDUAL ARRAY ELEMENTS !
On 27/01/2015 13:50, debabrata.podder wrote:
Suppose there is an array (4x1) of force named 'F'. How to apply 4th location force of this array to a certain node?

As a side issue you might take note t ...
  Topic: Subroutine Userhyper
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2144

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] Subroutine Userhyper
On 26/01/2015 15:59, rohan.bhatt wrote:
I am working on Ansys Subroutine as a Part of my master thesis. My problem is when I solve input file using userhyper.f (Arruda hyperelasticity model which is p ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ETABLE - CONTA178
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1615

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] ETABLE - CONTA178
On 21/01/2015 13:53, Pasquale Pedace wrote:
I have some preblems regarding a numerical model which uses CONTA178.
1) Unless relative displacements grather than the gap, the contact normal
forces are a ...
  Topic: error in the model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 4734

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] error in the model
On 20/01/2015 14:02, karthik.suresh wrote:
i was applying a displacement / force to my model but ansys is crashing but when i apply da(displacement to area) then its working fine. the nodes in the are ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 20/01/2015 10:04, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
So what units is your density in?



Martin, my units for density are in kg/m3.
You either need to change your density unit or your time unit;
personall ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 19/01/2015 14:17, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
I am using simulation time in hours i.e. all the units are in hours not seconds, time also changing by hours ( one hour for eah time step, from 1 to fina ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:12 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 19/01/2015 12:38, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
For each time step I was changing material types for each element in my mesh, and giving new properties, the use of contact elements was bringing to erro ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 17/01/2015 15:10, Matt Sutton wrote:
Ah, I see. I'm aware of the compression only springs, but from my quick glance at his description it sounded like contact was what he was after.

Oh I agree th ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 16/01/2015 17:25, Matt Sutton wrote:
You probably want to search for "contact" in the manual.
True Matt but if you look back a few posts Razmick posted a question
about an ANSYS crash wh ...
  Topic: [APDL] Compression only springs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 28777

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Compression only springs
On 16/01/2015 16:29, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
I am modeling concrete slab-soil interaction and it seems to be logical if I put spring elements under concrete slab soI am wondering if there is a way t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] APDL problem with conta178
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1460

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] APDL problem with conta178
On 14/01/2015 07:50, Pasquale Pedace wrote:
I have a problem. I am creating a model using conta178. By setting the real
constants, I set a value of 3083000 to Fkn. However, when I start the run,
a wa ...
  Topic: contact elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4460

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] contact elements
On 12/01/2015 11:27, karthik.suresh wrote:
when i plot the element type numbers.
i get an layer of element type number of contact elements on my normal solid element model.
I assume you have checked t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Removal from emailing list
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 553

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Removal from emailing list
On 10/01/2015 15:40, Scott.Carpenter@Emerson.com wrote:
Please remove me from the emailing list

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  Topic: [THERM] Contact Conductance between solid and shell elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4140

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [THERM] Contact Conductance between solid and shell
On 10/01/2015 12:27, debabrata.podder wrote
Iam using solid-shell model to simulate the thermal analysis. The elements used were solid70 and shell131. The materials were also same for solid and shell ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FLuid Damping FLUID136 Elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4221

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] FLuid Damping FLUID136 Elements
On 10/01/2015 11:00, Ayoola Brimmo wrote:
When I introduce the FLUID136 elements at the bottom of the cantilever (with respect to the Z axis), everything goes well. However, if I try to do the same w ...
  Topic: regarding contact elements in my model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] regarding contact elements in my model
On 04/01/2015 21:11, karthik.suresh wrote:
i was not able to move my wedge (1st part of the code)
i applied cp along with nsel and also d commands
What was the purpose of the couples (cp)? What error ...
  Topic: large Interference in Non Linear Model - Peristaltic pump
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3164

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] large Interference in Non Linear Model - Peristalti
On 02/01/2015 12:04, gaurav.nanajkar wrote:
I am starting with non linear analysis of peristaltic pump where bottom lobe of gear (Peristaltic pump) compresses the tube carrying fluid as gear rotates.
...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to create a new element in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2236

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to create a new element in Ansys
On 30/12/2014 11:40, ayman.al-tantawy wrote:
No, i want to implement a new element with new defined stiffness matrix.
Not a trivial thing to do. You want to start by reading the ANSYS
Programmer's M ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to create a new element in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2236

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to create a new element in Ansys
On 30/12/2014 06:39, Ayman Tantawy wrote:
I want to create a new element in Ansys, my question is how to do that??
Do you mean that you want to implement a new element type into the
program or you wa ...
  Topic: regarding contact elements in apdl
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1707

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] regarding contact elements in apdl
On 28/12/2014 15:35, karthik.suresh wrote:
i have created my specimen and the indenter for my analysis in a single working job in ansys using apdl.

now i need to press the indenter on my specimen and ...
  Topic: difference between the commands da and d
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3895

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] difference between the commands da and d
On 16/12/2014 18:55, karthik.suresh wrote:

for a simple analysis i got the results of d and da the same ,i think there must be an error as da also includes the elements and nodes while d is applied o ...
  Topic: Non-linear Converngence issues
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4137

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Non-linear Converngence issues
On 15/12/2014 17:40, ashish.kumar.singh wrote:
keyopt(12)=4
keyopt(9)=2
fkop=0.001
finish

You seem to have done most of the sensible things although I would be
wary of increasing the force convergen ...
  Topic: [DM] how to couple solid and shell element together!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2158

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [DM] how to couple solid and shell element together
On 12/12/2014 15:04, debabrata.podder wrote:

How can be the solid and shell elements coupled together?

Lots of different ways. PADT have some Focus articles on the subject;
try
http://www.padtinc ...
  Topic: Base excitation problem with two different material damping
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4033

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Base excitation problem with two different material
On 08/12/2014 16:46, ragupathi.raja wrote:

The model is working with two different damping after defining element damping for springs and damping ratio for the rest of the structure with large mass m ...
  Topic: Prestressed Cable Stayed Column Buckling Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 10330

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Prestressed Cable Stayed Column Buckling Analysis
On 07/12/2014 18:23, jack.callaghan wrote:
I think I have solved the problem, which seems to have been the following code issues:

Thanks for taking the time to come back and explain the cause of the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Press fit simulation in compound pressure vessels
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 6793

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] Press fit simulation in compound pressure vessels
On 05/12/2014 07:32, Nilesh wrote:

I am simulating press fit analysis of compound pressure vessels in ANSYS
workbench 14.5 platform. In Which , I am using frictional contact between
two vessels . Det ...
  Topic: regarding contact elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2637

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] regarding contact elements
On 04/12/2014 13:17, karthik.suresh wrote:

i am doing my project which has a part of it based on contact element analysis. i searched for examples regarding it but was not able to find any instead fo ...
  Topic: [APDL] Nonlinear buckling - UPGEOM
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 11665

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Nonlinear buckling - UPGEOM
On 03/12/2014 17:47, mariusz.milewski wrote:
1. Modeshapes in linear buckling are not normalized (DMX= 0.3434)

Of course they are normalised; how could you have mode shapes from a
modal analysis wit ...
  Topic: [Xansys] static structural analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 3480

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] static structural analysis
On 01/12/2014 03:58, Hamed Fazli wrote:

Im trying to simulate the RC beam in ANSYS Workbench15. after static structural analysis the deflection I got from ANSYS is 1.012 mm which the deflection I go ...
  Topic: not able to apply the force at the center
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5101

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] not able to apply the force at the center
On 22/11/2014 18:14, Christopher Wright wrote:

The NEARNODE function works nicely.

NEARNODE doesn't appear to be documented and the help for NODE says
"Number of the selected node nearest the ...
  Topic: not able to apply the force at the center
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5101

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] not able to apply the force at the center
On 22/11/2014 15:34, karthik.suresh wrote:
i think there is no mistake in my code but i am not able to apply the load at the center of my model

nsel,s,loc,x,bl/2
nsel,r,loc,y,bw/2
nsel,r,loc,z,th/2
c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Automation of internal face selection in Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 7647

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Automation of internal face selection in Workbench
On 15/11/2014 09:23, Arjun Kothidar wrote:

The face selection is required for applying hydro-static pressure. I can
manually do this exercise by hiding all part bodies except one> select the
faces ...
  Topic: Heat partition in thermal analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 23608

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Heat partition in thermal analysis
On 12/11/2014 13:07, michal.stanclik wrote:
I want to know the temperature distribution in two bodies, depending on the distribution of heat flux between these bodies where the heat comes from frictio ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Difference between Force and Remote force
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 7178

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] Difference between Force and Remote force
On 08/11/2014 05:44, Shrinivasv Kalasapur wrote:
I wanted to know what is the difference between Force and Remote Force.
When i checked Ansys Help for Remote Force it tells "The default location
...
  Topic: [Xansys] No of elements required
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 10249

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] No of elements required
On 06/11/2014 03:33, Shrinivasv Kalasapur wrote:
Simple question about meshing.
What is the min no of elements should be present between any type of
contacts?
I am asking this question as i am giving ...
  Topic: contact pairs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2042

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] contact pairs
On 04/11/2014 11:30, karthik.suresh wrote:

i have created 2 volumes which have different properties but have created an area where they are touching and i have meshed them and

also tried to create c ...
  Topic: Using result of analysis in the next load step
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 16054

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Using result of analysis in the next load step
On 01/11/2014 04:43, hassan.jishi wrote:


SOLVE
/POST1
ETABLE,Y_STRAIN ,EPEL,Y
ESEL,S,ETAB,Y_STRAIN,-0.037843
/SOLU
EKILL,ALL

That clearly will not work as you are leaving the solution module and
t ...
  Topic: [Xansys][Usermat] Which version of Fortran ?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1885

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Usermat] Which version of Fortran ?
On 31/10/2014 14:47, remy.bretin wrote:

I'm coding my own single crystal plasticity law for ansys, but I would like to know if ansys work with Fortran 77, or 90 ?

Thx for your answer,
Regards,
Rémy ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3783

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
On 30/10/2014 19:11, hossam.ahmed wrote:

joseph.metrisin wrote:
The only way I know to reduce penetration is to either increase FKN or use augmented Lagrange and set a penetration tolerance (FTOLN).
...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ APDL ] retrieving stress values ( SMX ) which Pow
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 8031

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ APDL ] retrieving stress values ( SMX ) which Pow
On 30/10/2014 12:42, Uffe Dal Eriksen wrote:

*GET,<parameter name>,PLNSOL,,MAX

Syntax from memory, so check it yourself :) You can also use MIN.

This will put the maximum contour value from t ...
  Topic: How to override the penetration between contact pairs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 12328

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
On 29/10/2014 17:53, hossam.ahmed wrote:

i will try to play around this real constant but i wonder if there an option to reduce penetration without changing contact parameters

In my experience you e ...
  Topic: How to override the penetration between contact pairs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 12328

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
On 29/10/2014 17:39, hossam.ahmed wrote:

My contact elements have this information
Deformable-deformable contact pair identified by real constant set 5
and contact element type 3 has been set up.
Con ...
  Topic: How to override the penetration between contact pairs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 12328

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
On 29/10/2014 16:30, hossam.ahmed wrote:

I future i will take care about your advise

Thank you

regarding to contact i used augmented algorithm and i an using deponding features

There is an art to ...
  Topic: How to override the penetration between contact pairs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 12328

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to override the penetration between contact pai
On 29/10/2014 15:59, hossam.ahmed wrote:
I need help with contact element parameters, i use conta174 and targe170 to model the interaction between mortar and masonry. The model is working good until c ...
  Topic: Using result of analysis in the next load step
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 16054

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Using result of analysis in the next load step
On 28/10/2014 23:28, abdullah.al.amin wrote:

1. You are right. ALSEL is a typo, I am sorry that it created confusion. In my code I am using ALLSEL

2. I am using EALIVE when necessary.

My concern i ...
  Topic: [APDL] Hardening Concrete behaviour - SOLID65
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 14728

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Hardening Concrete behaviour - SOLID65
On 28/10/2014 11:55, razmik.martirosyan wrote:

I think it looks better now.

Good.

But when I am applying the ALPX for the moisture problem, i.e. in my case is hydral contraction coefficient for con ...
  Topic: [APDL] Hardening Concrete behaviour - SOLID65
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 14728

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Hardening Concrete behaviour - SOLID65
On 28/10/2014 10:18, razmik.martirosyan wrote:
Hi John,

Thank you very much for explanation,

Those days I was trying to build and simulate this and one questions left for me:

/SOLU
ANTYPE,STATIC
.
...
  Topic: Reaction forces in an Nonlinear analysis using APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 3317

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] Reaction forces in an Nonlinear analysis using APDL
On 26/10/2014 16:21, shanmugam.narayanan wrote:
I'm a doing nonlinear analysis of cantilever beam using ANSYS APDL . In post processing. i want to extract the total reaction force in fixed end to che ...
  Topic: Read Results from RST file
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 5101

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Read Results from RST file
On 22/10/2014 17:20, boobalan.srinivasan wrote:

Also I have added the nsel command to get the results only for the selected nodes but it is giving results for all the nodes. Please suggest.

/batch
/ ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Equivalent stresses due to temperature in first and
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3463

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] Equivalent stresses due to temperature in first and
On 22/10/2014 15:11, Łukasz Staśko wrote:

The peak stress presented in the attached image concerns equivalent
stresses in whole model.

You cannot currently send attachments to XANSYS. Place it on ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Equivalent stresses due to temperature in first and
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3463

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] Equivalent stresses due to temperature in first and
On 22/10/2014 12:27, Łukasz Staśko wrote:

I apply only Thermal Condition in my model - uniform temperature on both
sides of my shell elements. The duct is hanged using spring elements
(with Body-Gr ...
  Topic: Quasi-Static analysis in APDL ?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1292

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:21 am   Subject: Quasi-Static analysis in APDL ?
On 22/10/2014 02:54, anonymous wrote:

How to model a Quasi-Static analysis in APDL ?

Firstly all posts to XANSYS must have a signature showing your FULL name
and company (or university if stil ...
  Topic: Desigm_Modeler Issue
Martin Liddle

Replies: 30
Views: 24444

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Desigm_Modeler Issue
On 21/10/2014 16:17, Peter Barrett wrote:

The 272 elements are valuable, but do have some limitations where Plane25
are a better solution. A summary of my findings when they first came out:

Thanks; ...
  Topic: Desigm_Modeler Issue
Martin Liddle

Replies: 30
Views: 24444

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] Desigm_Modeler Issue
On 21/10/2014 15:30, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
PLANE25 with non-axisymmetric loads is quickly becoming a lost art.

But is that because SOLID272 and SOLID273 are now available? Anybody
go ...
  Topic: [APDL] Import/Export from workbench to classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 2642

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Import/Export from workbench to classic
On 20/10/2014 15:37, abid.khan wrote:
If I turn ON the facets, can I perform analysis like normal?

Yes; it is just a display setting and having it set to NORML is the
default and is used when doing ...
  Topic: [APDL] Import/Export from workbench to classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 2642

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Import/Export from workbench to classic
On 20/10/2014 13:08, abid.khan wrote:

An assembly created in Pro-E is available in igs format with me. I'm not getting exactly sand assembly by importing it in ANSYS Classic. Aplot show all the lines ...
  Topic: [Workbench] Beam188 plasticity
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2422

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Workbench] Beam188 plasticity
On 18/10/2014 11:31, mar.milewski wrote:

It looks like Ansys include in calculations nonlinear material definition, but presents results using linearised value of stress. Can I change that?

Can I ch ...
  Topic: [Workbench] Beam188 plasticity
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2422

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Workbench] Beam188 plasticity
On 17/10/2014 14:25, mar.milewski wrote:

I defined bi-linear isotropic hardning material with yield 250 MPa and Et=0. I apply displacement in the middle of beam which cause yielding. In results I obt ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC Z-Mat Material Modelling
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2263

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC Z-Mat Material Modelling
On 17/10/2014 07:12, Jelena Srnec wrote:

I have thermo-structural analysis in Ansys. I already wrote the APDL with combined Chaboche? material model ,but now I want in structural analysis read a mate ...
  Topic: [APDL] [STRUC] Consecutive static analyses
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 10802

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] [STRUC] Consecutive static analyses
On 16/10/2014 21:50, kerry.kreitman wrote:

Is it possible to run two consecutive static analyses in ANSYS in which the model changes slightly between the two? I would like to run one analysis, change ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] multilinear material model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5024

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] multilinear material model
On 09/10/2014 15:34, Deibler, John E wrote:
If you can live with a bilinear model, then TB,ANISO will work. If you need the multi-linear response, then you need to combine TB,HILL with either TB,MISO ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] multilinear material model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5024

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] multilinear material model
On 08/10/2014 15:27, Ugo UMA. Martignoni wrote:

I'm trying to insert a multi-linear elastic material model, with a different behavior in compression and in traction, by specifying some stress/strain ...
  Topic: How to constrain "half" degree of freedom?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4908

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to constrain "half" degree of freedom
On 07/10/2014 07:26, Lucas Rodriguez Velasco - UPM wrote:

have a look into LINK10 element, undocumented but in database, to
provide that directional constraint via truss elements.

It is, of course, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OUTRES in Expansion pass
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 7244

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] OUTRES in Expansion pass
On 02/10/2014 05:50, Mohammad A Gharaibeh wrote:

I have run the simulation three times with one OUTRES command. I mean, one
with OUTRES,all,all , second with OUTRES,basic,all , third with
OUTRES,nsol ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3813

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
On 01/10/2014 18:51, issam.ben.moallem wrote:

In fact, when gluing operation is performed and I select the external boundaries of the whole model (via LSEL,S,EXT or ASEL,S,EXT), the program will sele ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Modelling preloaded wire
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 11395

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Modelling preloaded wire
On 01/10/2014 18:24, Diogo Marques wrote:

I have tested the pretension in a simple beam using the initial strain
parameter, but I didn't get the results that I was expecting. (As bigger
the wire tens ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3813

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
On 01/10/2014 18:31, issam.ben.moallem wrote:

So if I have some regions with different material properties (permanent magnets grade N50, steel 1018, coiled tubing grade CT90, and air) that are next t ...
  Topic: [APDL] Plot potential lines
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1421

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Plot potential lines
On 30/09/2014 18:35, bojan.nikolic wrote:

I am new on this forum, so please forgive my manners.

Your manners are fine but thanks for being concerned.

Furthermore, I am anything but an expert on sim ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3813

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [EMAG] AGLUE (VGLUE) / NUMMRG confusion
On 01/10/2014 03:44, Issam Ben Moallem wrote:

I believe that the gluing operation connects entities that are touching but
not sharing any entities, in order to create a common boundary between them,
...
  Topic: How to use *Tread for many nodes for different time steps?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to use *Tread for many nodes for different time
On 24/09/2014 22:50, ahmed.el-ghandour wrote:
I have a model with a lot of nodes , and I have done some work on the model out of ANSYS, but I need now to use the nodal deformations I have for each tim ...
  Topic: Microplane model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 13832

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Microplane model
On 24/09/2014 16:04, milos.asenov wrote:
I would like to model a simple supported reinforced concrete slab with finite element SOLID 185 and reinforcing element REINF 264, nonlinear analysis. I am usi ...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 20/09/2014 08:49, anirudh.sriram wrote:
Is it possible to get the line number of a line if I know the coordinates of a point that lies on that line? For the sake of generalization, let us assume th ...
  Topic: meshing
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] meshing
On 15/09/2014 10:29, karthik.suresh wrote:
when i mesh my solid i keep getting this warning


'' shape testing revealed tht 1800 of the 1800 new or modified elements violate shape warning limits . to ...
  Topic: curved surface
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 784

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] curved surface
On 11/09/2014 15:43, karthik.suresh wrote:

BLOCK,0,-250e-6,0,220e-6,-5e-7,5e-7
CYL4,-250e-6,220e-6,200e-6, , , ,1e-6
VSBV,1,2

i want the resultant volume with the curved surface

Look at the options ...
  Topic: /eshap view small problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4910

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] /eshap view small problem
On 03/09/2014 13:38, alexandre.meli wrote:
Thank for your answer but I change all options and it makes no differences.

Is it possible to try it on a different computer with a different
graphics card ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Axisymmetric analysis. Contact Elements and
Martin Liddle

Replies: 21
Views: 20383

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Axisymmetric analysis. Contact Elements and
On 30/08/2014 14:49, claudio.ales wrote:
I've set a pinball radius to 0.01, the area still penetrated the target surface and kept deforming. http://gyazo.com/0fe65ddac91e955188ebb5e65ea18e06

What len ...
  Topic: SHELL181 stress decomposition- SMISC 34 to 47
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 9288

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] SHELL181 stress decomposition- SMISC 34 to 47
On 30/08/2014 10:03, sushant.goel wrote:

Thank you Mr Tate for the reply. I searched SHELL181 element description for more information. It only lists the various SMISC quantities but doesn't give bac ...
  Topic: [Xansys] topo repair
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4301

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] topo repair
On 29/08/2014 10:19, สุรสิทธิ์ ปิยะศิลป์ wrote:
I apologize for insufficient info. I try to import in Mechanical APDL.

You must include a signature on all posts to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] topo repair
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4301

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] topo repair
On 29/08/2014 09:48, สุรสิทธิ์ ปิยะศิลป์ wrote:

I try to import iges model into ANSYS. It's found that volume mesh can not
be created. In ANSYS old version, I fami ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Axisymmetric analysis. Contact Elements and
Martin Liddle

Replies: 21
Views: 20383

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Axisymmetric analysis. Contact Elements and
On 28/08/2014 05:17, claudio.ales wrote:
I may have gotten some progress on my problem. To get rid of the error from element distortion I've greatly refined the mesh, but now it seems the contact pair ...
  Topic: Extracting nodal coordinates- x,y,z; r,theta,phi;r,theta,z
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4969

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Extracting nodal coordinates- x,y,z; r,theta,phi; r
On 23/08/2014 12:21, sushant.goel wrote:

I am using two different local coordinate systems- spherical and cylindrical. The nodal coordinate list is displayed in Cartesian coordinates by default.

Whe ...
  Topic: ESYS not updating all element coordinates in model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 13812

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] ESYS not updating all element coordinates in model
On 14/08/2014 09:19, sushant.goel wrote:

It's hoop and meridian stresses which I want to extract and they are not same irrespective of the fact that material is linear isotropic. Did you try to run t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Bilinear analysis fro beam188
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 8944

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Bilinear analysis fro beam188
On 12/08/2014 11:34, Juan Carlos Peteiro wrote:

The information used:

- Material: E = 200000 MPa, v = 0.3, Yield = 250 MPa, bilinear with Tangent modulus = 2000 MPa.
- Section: rectangular 10x100 mm ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Structural - Thermal Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2136

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Structural - Thermal Analysis
On 12/08/2014 07:09, Selvakumar NATARAJAN wrote:

Heat flux to be applied a body which is having interference fit with
another body.

Axisymmetry model

Step 1 --> Structural analysis --> Interf ...
  Topic: Response Spectrum Analysis - BCs in Cylindrical CSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1535

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] Response Spectrum Analysis - BCs in Cylindrical CSY
On 31/07/2014 15:33, navaneethakrishnan.ragava wrote:

I have a pipe running around a casing circumferentially. I need to apply the FVA input displacement/acceleration in the radial co-ordinate system ...
  Topic: [XANSYS][APDL]allocate CPU and memory
Martin Liddle

Replies: 27
Views: 31391

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS][APDL]allocate CPU and memory
On 30/07/2014 10:05, summer.shen wrote:

To save time for the test, I use a rather small model with only 83883 nodes of 1 (temperature) DOF. The solution time is about 10 minutes. Later I will run the ...
  Topic: [XANSYS][APDL]allocate CPU and memory
Martin Liddle

Replies: 27
Views: 31391

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS][APDL]allocate CPU and memory
On 28/07/2014 14:20, blazej.poplawski wrote:
@Jose:
32 bit soft has 4GB limit. 2^32

Not true. ANSYS has a 2GB limit on 32bit Windows unless the /3GB switch
is used when the limit is 3GB; see sectio ...
  Topic: [WB][Struct]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4348

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB][Struct]
On 25/07/2014 22:24, dan.k wrote:
I am able to easily create submodels for static analyses. However, when we try to share the solution from the modal to the static structural I get the circle with th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] a way to obtain TREF from the rst file
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5483

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] a way to obtain TREF from the rst file
On 25/07/2014 14:27, Buyukisik, Osman (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Is there a way to get the TREF value from the rst file (only rst is available)? I tried a search on the forum and got nothing.

Open the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Model of some static fluid inside of a box
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 8068

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Model of some static fluid inside of a box
On 18/07/2014 14:29, André Daniel Machado Pinto wrote:
Martin: It is completely filled. But is the approach different in both
situations?

Yes I think it may be different because with a partially fil ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Model of some static fluid inside of a box
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 8068

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Model of some static fluid inside of a box
On 18/07/2014 11:27, André Daniel Machado Pinto wrote:

I would like to ask if you could give me some hints on how to model a
box with some static fluid inside. My objectives are to find out the
natu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Add scalar parameters
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7677

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Add scalar parameters
On 08/07/2014 12:23, BOUILLON Nicolas wrote:

The problem is that I have 200 parameters to add and it will be desirable to have a macro which select parameters that i want (for example : L%i% with i = ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Add scalar parameters
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7677

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Add scalar parameters
On 08/07/2014 10:35, BOUILLON Nicolas wrote:

Is it possible to select scalar parameters and to add them (thanks to a APDL macro) ?

I don't know how to do exactly what you are asking. However if you ...
  Topic: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3893

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
On 21/06/2014 13:44, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Why post a signature next time?

Because his posts are now being moderated and will be rejected each time
they don't have a signature.

--
M ...
  Topic: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3893

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
On 20/06/2014 22:06, Baishali Das wrote:
I am working Mechanical APDL classic

There is no signature on your post; please do not repeat that mistake.

Create a cylindrical coordinate system with its Z ...
  Topic: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3893

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] strain distribution along circumference.
On 20/06/2014 20:52, Baishali Das wrote:
I am working on strain distribution of FRP along the circumference. Can
somebody suggest how to plot a strain results vs polar coordinates.

Workbench mechanic ...
  Topic: Solid Model I/O Incompatibility w/ Workbench 13.0 and MAPDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 11891

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Solid Model I/O Incompatibility w/ Workbench 13.0 a
On 18/06/2014 17:40, Bogdan Balasa wrote:

Just some ideas from the past, when we had to deal with IGES. Since then
we have moved to STEP and / or Parasolid and our life got significantly
simpler.

Am ...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 18/06/2014 17:10, anirudh.sriram wrote:


ASEL,U,,,3

[/quote]

Is this line absolutely necessary? If so, why?

[/quote]Please try it with and without and work it out for yourself. All the
old ti ...
  Topic: [ADMIN] XANSYS Rules
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 13646

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:39 am   Subject: [ADMIN] XANSYS Rules
A reminder that the XANSYS rules can be found at http://www.xansys.org/rules.html
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 17/06/2014 23:02, anirudh.sriram wrote:

BLC4,0,0,10,10
CYL4,5,5,2
CYL4,5,0,0.5
ASBA,1,2
ANUM=_Result
ASBA,ANUM,3

And I get an error saying the area list to be operated on is empty.

One way to do ...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:26 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 17/06/2014 23:02, anirudh.sriram wrote:
Does _Return not work after Boolean operations?

Section 5.6 of the ANSYS Parametric Design Language Guide lists
operations that are documented to provide a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Why do new user not understand and comply w
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4948

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Why do new user not understand and comply w
I am getting very concerned about the number of new users who fail to
comply with the XANSYS rules about signatures and have to be moderated
until they do comply (four today alone). The email sent ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL]Calculation of weld run
Martin Liddle

Replies: 15
Views: 14536

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL]Calculation of weld run
On 16/06/2014 15:44, mfernan@us.es wrote:

If you have defined the keypoints with APDL commands, the radius will be
known. Your question would be trivial.

If not, you can use the command *get to obta ...
  Topic: Creating areas in APDL using 'A' command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 10051

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Creating areas in APDL using 'A' command
On 16/06/2014 11:24, sushant.goel wrote:

Using the A command, does APDL create curved surfaces or planar surfaces?

They will be influenced by the active coordinate system so if the active
system is ...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 13/06/2014 18:58, anirudh.sriram wrote:
It throws up an error saying it cannot project keypoint 5 to line 0.

This is the code I input:

FINISH
/CLEAR
/PREP7
ET,1,PLANE42,,,3
MP,EX,1,30E6
MP,PRXY,1 ...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 13/06/2014 18:29, anirudh.sriram wrote:
By splitting lines, do you mean something like this?

K,1,0,0
K,2,10,0,
K,3,10,5
K,4,0,5
K,5,5,5
L,1,2
L,2,3

how about

L,3,4
LNUM=_Result

LDIV,LNUM,,5,2

...
  Topic: Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 20974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pseudo code for Entity Numbering Logic
On 13/06/2014 17:46, anirudh.sriram wrote:


In the above code, I am generating a rectangle of height 5 and width 10 and am trying to apply a point load at a keypoint numbered 5 which is at (5,5). The ...
  Topic: ANSYS node numbering
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2511

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS node numbering
On 11/06/2014 17:21, sushant.goel wrote:

I am using a script for generating nodes and then connecting them to form elements. My script starts node numbering from '0' and I get an error in creation of ...
  Topic: An unexpected error (SIG$SEGV) has occurred
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 22752

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:23 pm   Subject: [Xansys] An unexpected error (SIG$SEGV) has occurred
On 08/06/2014 22:24, S Siva Ganesh wrote:

even after decreasing the element numbers it is not working.

Some one please help me

the APDL Command file is attached

I would try reducing the maximum nu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thank you
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3256

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thank you
On 06/06/2014 09:37, Testi Riccardo wrote:
I would like to say thank you once again to all the American members of this group; our freedom comes straight from what happened 70 years ago in France.

I ...
  Topic: [STRUC] [APDL] [STATIC] Effect of PINB and FTOLN on Results
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1952

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] [APDL] Effect of PINB and FTOLN on Results
On 05/06/2014 21:27, kaushik.mukherjee wrote:

1) If I gradually increase the pinball region factor (keeping everything else same), will it change the contact status of a particular pair from 1 (open ...
  Topic: NEED A ADVICE FOR NONLINEAR SOLUTIONS PROBLEMS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 13875

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] NEED A ADVICE FOR NONLINEAR SOLUTIONS PROBLEMS
On 05/06/2014 13:00, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
STANDARD XANSYS BONEHEAD REPLY FORM (version 1.0) Written by: Dan Bohlen
(check all boxes that apply)

Dan

If you scroll down the signat ...
  Topic: EXPRESSIONS TO CALCULATE ECC & TCC
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 729

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] EXPRESSIONS TO CALCULATE ECC & TCC
On 29/05/2014 08:01, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:
How does ANSYS calculate ECC & TCC values if not provided by the user? what is the default temperature at which these values are taken?

I gave the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Does number of substeps affect a non-linear analysi
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3171

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Does number of substeps affect a non-linear analysi
On 24/05/2014 10:43, AAKASH SUBHANKAR BHOWMICK wrote:
So my questions is that does the number of substeps taken affect a non-linear analysis?

It certainly does.

If the number of substeps is enough t ...
  Topic: Keypoint Line Intersection
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1648

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Keypoint Line Intersection
On 23/05/2014 22:40, sanjeev.dhara wrote:

I have a set a keypoints that were generated from using the LINP command to find intersections between a set of lines. I then regenerated the initial set of ...
  Topic: Equal Temperature rise in contact & target elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1340

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 2:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] Equal Temperature rise in contact & target elem
On 21/05/2014 05:10, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:

I am using an TCC value of 1E12 and the ECC values are given in tabular form with respect to temperature. As it is an electric heating case, the highe ...
  Topic: Equal Temperature rise in contact & target elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1340

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] temperature rise in contact & target elements
On 20/05/2014 12:15, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:
How to achieve equal temperature rise in contact & target elements?

I am simulating a welding process between two parts. The contact properties ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Combining multiple rst files
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 10694

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Combining multiple rst files
On 19/05/2014 20:27, Schneiker Juliano wrote:

You could try to use the /AUX3 undocumented edit results file command.

It has been documented for some time; see section of the Mechanical APDL
command ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ranking
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3278

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ranking
On 20/05/2014 10:51, BOUILLON Nicolas wrote:

I'd like to know if it was possible to classify ascending numbers of points or even rename this numbers classified automatically by ANSYS (via a macro exa ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] MEMS surface stick problem in contact analys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5903

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 4:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] MEMS surface stick problem in contact analys
On 19/05/2014 18:45, youmin_wang@himaxdisplay.com wrote:

I think USERINTER approach is a promising way to solve the problem, I have
also been investigating on it myself. You paper is definitely helpf ...
  Topic: Extract last node number from DO loop in APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2527

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Extract last node number from DO loop in APDL
On 17/05/2014 14:45, sushant.goel wrote:

In APDL, I am using DO loop to generate a set of nodes (following a certain repeating pattern) on shell surface. I would like to know how can I extract the la ...
  Topic: [Xansys] - Non linear material model of Concrete
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 7362

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] - Non linear material model of Concrete
On 16/05/2014 22:35, ioannis.gkiokas wrote:

I have used also SOLID65 as element but again no plastic strain shown. I just have only elastic strain on my model still.. I changed my script but again n ...
  Topic: Geometry preprocessing Ansys vs Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 5316

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Geometry preprocessing Ansys vs Workbench
On 15/05/2014 09:36, jan.blazek wrote:

There were a plenty of opinions comparing ansys and workbench. I understand to arguments saying that classic is transparent and does exactly what the user say, ...
  Topic: Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 19036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
On 14/05/2014 20:02, mehmet.avcar wrote:

Besides, I want to ask something to my forum frinds : Is there a famous center in USA giving lectures on finite element method and also ANSYS? If it is possib ...
  Topic: TCC & ECC in table format in CONTA172
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 4860

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] TCC & ECC in table format in CONTA172
On 14/05/2014 13:02, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:

Is it necessary to provide the TCC & ECC values for both contact & target surface? for CONTA172, only R1,R2 are to be specified for target ele ...
  Topic: Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 19036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
On 13/05/2014 15:29, mehmet.avcar wrote:
applying a compressive concentrated load as -1 at the one end of coloumn, and simply supported boundary conditions both ends.

Last grey cell has just kicked ...
  Topic: Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 19036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
On 13/05/2014 15:29, mehmet.avcar wrote:
I am defining a line from two points(length as 3000mm) and giving it a cross section as 60*60 rectangular.

So these are beam elements.

And then I am starting ...
  Topic: Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 19036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] Defining simplysupported-simplysupported conditions
On 13/05/2014 13:34, mehmet.avcar wrote:

I am trying to make a buckling anlysis to simplysupported-simplysupported coloumn and verify the results with Euler's equation for elastic buckling. But i can ...
  Topic: Design Modeler - Separating one body into different bodies
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5491

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Design Modeler - Separating one body into different
On 10/05/2014 06:45, bhishan.kayastha wrote:

I created a CAD Model in which a cylinder is built around a screw as shown in the attached image. When i import this CAD model into Ansys, it imports as o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench Modal Analysis: Total Deformation Values
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 966

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench Modal Analysis: Total Deformation Values
On 07/05/2014 16:10, Ali Elawad wrote:
Yes but for some reason I though adding the pretension will affect the
results

Adding pretension will in some situations affect the results but the
values will ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench Modal Analysis: Total Deformation Values
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 950

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench Modal Analysis: Total Deformation Values
On 07/05/2014 00:52, Ali Elawad wrote:

I am stuck with my analysis that gives the
Cube-Satellite high total deformation caused by the modal shapes. I would
appreciate your feedback to solve the probl ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Stop a *Do loop
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 11407

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] Stop a *Do loop
On 29/04/2014 10:40, BOUILLON Nicolas wrote:
I'm sorry about my signature, I do it now.

Thank you.

Thanks a lot for your answers but my real problem is that I want determine the number of groups of ...
  Topic: History-temperature dependent material
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5141

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:21 pm   Subject: [Xansys] History-temperature dependent material
On 20/04/2014 20:42, el-mehdi.moubarik wrote:

does anyone have an idea on how to implement this formula?

Firstly when posting to XANSYS you MUST attach a signature showing your
full name and the n ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis of Hip Joint in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 15361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis of Hip Joint in Ansys
On 19/04/2014 16:34, maria.agius wrote:
For the non-converged solution with pinball region factor set as 10, I used a contact stiffness of 1 and the Penalty method. The non-linear solution graph showe ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis of Hip Joint in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 15361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis of Hip Joint in Ansys
On 19/04/2014 09:58, maria.agius wrote:

I have increased the pinball region factor (to a value of 10) and was obtaining convergence for the first few substeps, but then my solution stopped due to non ...
  Topic: solver module can not be launched.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1556

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] solver module can not be launched.
On 11/04/2014 12:23, haris.ali wrote:
When I press solve I get the error saying solver module can not be launched. The DM runs fine it just can't solve the model.
I am using 14.5.7.
Has anyone ever se ...
  Topic: Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6919

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures i
On 06/04/2014 14:18, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:

MPDATA,1,220E6,190E6,175E6,125E6,60E6,50E6
MPDATA,7,30E6,25E6,20E6,10E6,5E6

Fairly obviously that isn't going to work as you haven't specified a
m ...
  Topic: Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6919

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures i
On 06/04/2014 07:31, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:
I am using ANSYS APDL to model material non-linearity. Use of BKIN requires defining tangent modulus a those temperatures. However, if I mention Young' ...
  Topic: Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6919

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Specifying Yield stress at different temperatures i
On 05/04/2014 08:29, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:
I have the data for yield stress vs temperature for a material. How to give this material property in ANSYS as input? Kindly suggest any idea.

You don ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Strain energy from a modal model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5760

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] Strain energy from a modal model
On 03/04/2014 18:18, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

I've been asked to plot "strain energy" for some modal results. Anyone have an idea of what Ansys quantity this would be.

SEND is ...
  Topic: Element-wise Material Properties
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 25028

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Element-wise Material Properties
On 29/01/2014 14:56, Fischer, Richard wrote:
Not me. That was a long time ago. I'm trying to access my write-only memory but the disc is damaged. It almost seems like R4.4 days, but I wasn't doing ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
Martin Liddle

Replies: 37
Views: 33654

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
On 28/01/2014 19:13, Tom Davis wrote:

If possible, and not too much trouble, it would be fascinating if you could subtract off Sheldon Imaoka's postings. I predict that the falloff would be substant ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
Martin Liddle

Replies: 37
Views: 33654

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
On 22/01/2014 22:01, Martin Liddle wrote:
On 22/01/2014 13:33, Sunder, Raman-Mohan (E P GT LGT EN SPEL) wrote:

I re-subscribed to this group after 7 years. In those days, I would notice 40~60 threads ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Element-wise Material Properties
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6141

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Element-wise Material Properties
On 27/01/2014 17:02, EMB120@pitt.edu wrote:

I have the following question: What is the best way to define different
material properties for each element in the mesh?
I am doing some elastic structura ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
Martin Liddle

Replies: 37
Views: 33654

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
On 23/01/2014 13:36, Bogdan Balasa wrote:
Also on my last posts I got a replay back the my post was on hold for
approval by moderator, but I never seen the post or got any message back
from moderator. ...
  Topic: Heat Generation modelling in resistance welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1486

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Heat Generation modelling in resistance welding
On 23/01/2014 12:20, tanumay.bhattacharya wrote:
How to apply heat generation in case of resistance welding on ANSYS modelling ? I have divided the time duration into small time steps & calculatin ...
  Topic: Masonry Model for Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5479

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Masonry Model for Ansys
On 23/01/2014 08:20, luis.sanchez wrote:
I have to analyse an historical builing of masonry. I need to simulate the softening behabiour of this material but i dont know how do this in workbench.

I th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1623

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [General] First mail in some time
On 22/01/2014 13:33, Sunder, Raman-Mohan (E P GT LGT EN SPEL) wrote:

I re-subscribed to this group after 7 years. In those days, I would notice 40~60 threads. For past two days I noticed just 2~3. I ...
  Topic: Applying structural displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2602

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:14 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Applying structural displacement
On 20/01/2014 20:41, kurian.thomas wrote:

For a fixed support I give the 'VALUE' to be zero.

i.e, D,120,ux,0

Suppose I am giving some other value other than zero. what will that mean.
Please hel ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Difference in batch run and GUI run
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 7096

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Difference in batch run and GUI run
On 10/01/2014 10:35, Benjamin F Franklin (CAE-METHODS & STRU) wrote:

It is required before saving the FE model in Ansys. Had I not used "alls" before saving, I wouldn't get a database f ...
  Topic: Coupled Thermal-Structural analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1901

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Coupled Thermal-Structural analysis
On 30/12/2013 05:39, p.antony.stephen wrote:
1. What is the Thermal equivalent element for BEAM 4, for the described scenario?

LINK33 would be one possibility.

2. How constraint equations can be use ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5186

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
On 28/12/2013 14:07, hugo.silva wrote:
I found out that i'm unable to see plastic strain results. However, on the analysis, it says "max plastic strain step" on the last substeps. How can I ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5186

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
On 22/12/2013 12:03, hugo.silva wrote:

I can now solve the model without any errors relative to the material curve. But the Force reaction- Displacement results for all substeps are still a linear cu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Minimum/maximum stiffness value
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 9366

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Minimum/maximum stiffness value
On 17/12/2013 17:39, Christopher Wright wrote:

You want to watch out for advice like that. It means you're equating
gasket deformation, a physical behavior, to an element formulation
which is a mathe ...
  Topic: ANSYS Workbench not recognizing named selection
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 6226

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS Workbench not recognizing named selection
On 14/12/2013 02:05, Kumar, Aravinda wrote:

Whatever named selection I have done in design modeler, I am not seeing in Mechanical. In Mechanical, It happened to create once again. I am not sure wheth ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Vector notation in *VWRITE
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3039

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Vector notation in *VWRITE
On 12/12/2013 08:02, Hagstedt Palagyi, Peter (E P GT SGT PME GTC CEC 2)
wrote:

I am trying to *VWRITE an array (vector) in coloumns. I _think_ I have done this before but now Im beginning to doubt.
...
  Topic: Soft-spring in Geostar <=> equivalent ansys classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Soft-spring in Geostar <=> equivalent ansys c
On 11/12/2013 13:33, alexandre.meli wrote:
hello everybody,
is there an equivalent for soft-spring command on Geostar in Ansys classic ?

In fact, I'm looking for a command which constraint automatica ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FW: Probelm in creation of 1D elements in ANSYS wor
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 799

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] FW: Probelm in creation of 1D elements in ANSYS wor
On 10/12/2013 02:58, Kumar, Aravinda wrote:
I didn't understand 2nd method: How to select nodes from edges in workbench. If you could tell some more details about it, that will be a great help.

One w ...
  Topic: modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANSYS APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 15078

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
On 10/12/2013 00:13, hugo.silva wrote:


I have changed my material curve to the following:

0,001859188 105980481

when I run the analysis using MISO model, ANSYS tells me that the Slope of the stres ...
  Topic: [APDL] What is the minimum value/exponent in ANSYS?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 9322

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] What is the minimum value/exponent in ANSYS?
On 09/12/2013 14:33, Karl Volkmann wrote:
Thanks everyone for your replies. It seems troubling that while the manual says it can do 1E-200, and experimentally can get that high (low? Small?) others se ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FW: Probelm in creation of 1D elements in ANSYS wor
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1339

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] FW: Probelm in creation of 1D elements in ANSYS wor
On 27/11/2013 01:58, Kumar, Aravinda wrote:

I would like to create beam188 elements at some of the lines. For this, I have defined edge components(Names: SPAR_CAPS,ribcaps & Posts) in workbench. ...
  Topic: [struc] What kind of error is this ?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 8160

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: [struc] What kind of error is this ?
On 20/11/2013 07:51, Testi Riccardo wrote:

the first message refers to a problem in the calculation of the Newton-Raphson residual, which is computed multiplying the stiffness matrix by the guessed d ...
  Topic: [Xansys] elem not displyed when Powergraphics ON
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1376

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] elem not displyed when Powergraphics ON
On 15/11/2013 10:41, Benjamin F Franklin (CAE-METHODS & STRU) wrote:
I wanted to unselect some elements attached with constraint equations. For this I used a macro (thanks Sze Kwan ) and created ...
  Topic: Finding Computation time in ansys Mech APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 8715

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Finding Computation time in ansys Mech APDL
On 14/11/2013 07:54, kurian.thomas wrote:

??=> Do we have macro to record the simulation time. ??

*get,CPUTIME,ACTIVE,,TIME,CPU


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  Topic: [Xansys] Changing contact setting btn load steps
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2975

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] Changing contact setting btn load steps
On 12/11/2013 08:56, Benjamin F Franklin (CAE-METHODS & STRU) wrote:
I want to use bonded always contact for the first load step. Then it should be changed into standard contact for second load st ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Changing contact setting btn load steps
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2975

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Changing contact setting btn load steps
On 12/11/2013 08:42, Benjamin F Franklin (CAE-METHODS & STRU) wrote:
Is there any option in MAPDL to change the behavior of contact status between load steps? Can anyone explain me?

What exactly ...
  Topic: Why SOLID70 Always
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4621

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Why SOLID70 Always
On 11/11/2013 13:02, kurian.thomas wrote:
Why SOLID70 Always

While doing thermal analysis using ansys APDL in many papers researchers are using SOLID70 element. We tried of finding out the difference ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5450

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
On 10/11/2013 20:15, hugo.silva wrote:
Hi, the data I used to simulate plasticity (multilinear isotropic hardening - Mises model) was:


Strain StressIt looks to me as though your first data point ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5450

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] modelling elasto-plastic behaviour of metals on ANS
On 10/11/2013 18:12, hugo.silva wrote:


Yes, the elements i´m using have plasticity capabilities. Any other guess on what the problem might be?

Probably an error in setting the elastic plastic prop ...
  Topic: [APDL] how to implement a realistic temp checking loop !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2772

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] how to implement a realistic temp checking l
On 09/11/2013 14:45, debabrata.podder wrote:

Now I want to use the mechanical properties within a temperature range > 1500 deg C and also want my program shouldn't crush. For that I believe, I hav ...
  Topic: [Xansys] relinking ansys subroutine
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 816

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] relinking ansys subroutine
On 05/11/2013 14:50, Furger Emian wrote:

I'm using Visual studio 8 together with Intel Fortran 13

What is the ANSYS version?


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  Topic: [Xansys] Unsymmetric solve
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1481

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Unsymmetric solve
On 23/10/2013 19:53, Mirasdar, Shailesh P wrote:
I have two questions regarding unsymmetric solution.

1. If all the frictional contacts in my model have friction coefficients greater than or eq ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Calculate applied torque from the input file .dat
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 9063

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Calculate applied torque from the input file .dat
On 23/10/2013 12:53, alexander.markow wrote:
I have an input file*.dat. In that file I have stored the data of my applied loads. So I have 161 Load steps applied on my SURF154 Elements.

Now I need fo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Rotational spring as a plate boundary cond
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4130

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:18 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Rotational spring as a plate boundary cond
On 18/10/2013 19:50, Frederick Gosselin wrote:

This
means I have to manually define 1000 COMBIN14 elements to link to each
of these 1000 nodes. There has to be a more efficient way.

Can someone help ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS} [STRUCT] Failure Criteria
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 6727

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS} [STRUCT] Failure Criteria
On 16/10/2013 21:20, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

Ansys uses Von Mises Criterion and the failure load in case of brittle material is reduced to half than that of actual load. From the study it is clear t ...
  Topic: [therm] A_heat + B_heat not equal to (A+B) heat !!!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4680

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [therm] A_heat + B_heat not equal to (A+B) heat !!!
On 15/10/2013 23:21, debabrata.podder wrote:
Same Q can not be applied both on V_A( which is 0.3V) and V_B( which is 0.7V) !!! So how to deal with this you think !!! So is there anything wrong with &q ...
  Topic: Apply damping ratio
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 4315

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] Apply damping ratio
On 11/10/2013 08:34, emrah.sahin wrote:

And how can I get ANSYS to solve for damped eigenvectors?

Not something I have ever done but section 1.4 of the Structural
Analysis Guide looks promising and ...
  Topic: [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient analysis !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 8519

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient an
On 08/10/2013 13:19, debabrata.podder wrote:
According to your explanation, if my obtained temperature from thermal analysis is 2500 deg C, and if the last two data points in structural analysis is 80 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient an
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3848

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient an
On 08/10/2013 12:03, Metrisin, Joe wrote:

No. ANSYS does not extrapolate. It uses the last value specified for any temperature above or below the defined temperature range.

Joe

In some cases it d ...
  Topic: [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient analysis !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 8519

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [other] An observation in Thermal/Strl transient an
On 08/10/2013 00:39, debabrata.podder wrote:
when I am doing the structural analysis I am using material properties only upto 1500 deg C. What about the other elements which have gained temperature mo ...
  Topic: Workbench background
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 14583

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench background
On 03/10/2013 14:25, jonas.sjolund wrote:

However, the Appearance tab does not exist in my ANSYS!

It might help if you state which version you are using.
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  Topic: SPLOT PROBLEME FROM IMPORT GEOMETRY
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 6852

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] SPLOT PROBLEME FROM IMPORT GEOMETRY
On 30/09/2013 19:29, alexandre.meli wrote:

I am working on 3d model. I exported it from solidworks software in IGES format. In fact, I had only area so I use VA command to have a volume.
I did that b ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Database file growing in a optimization process
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4095

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Database file growing in a optimization process
On 30/09/2013 12:08, Luca Zanotti Fragonara wrote:
For instance: at the beginning, my geometry+mesh+boundary conditions
is like
35 MB. After several thousands of modal analysis it is 200 MB. This
does ...
  Topic: [Modal] correct contact configuration in modal analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1878

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Modal] correct contact configuration in modal anal
On 30/09/2013 07:37, jiacheng.fan wrote:

There is a tiny gap between the objects in my case. So i tried to close them with "bonded" at first and afterwards with "rough, adjust to touch ...
  Topic: Understanding a contact-related phenomenon
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3025

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] understanding a contact-related phenomenon
On 21/09/2013 17:13, tamir.akhavan wrote:

I am currently solving a static contact problem in ANSYS classic, and Im having the following problem:

When solving a simple Hertz-like problem, i.e axisymm ...
  Topic: [Xansys] - [apdl] HOW TO USE CREATED ETABLEs IN /SOLUTION
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2423

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] - [apdl] HOW TO USE CREATED ETABLEs IN /SOLUTION
On 29/08/2013 07:31, S M Manjunatha wrote:

I facing the below issue please help me .

When posting to XANSYS you must include a signature showing your full
name and company; please ensure you comply ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Urgent assistance is required
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5116

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] Urgent assistance is required
On 27/08/2013 12:42, Muhammad Ikhlaq wrote:

I registered my self to XANSYS forum but i could not be able to get user id
and password and also i gave the answer of the question that we suppose to
give ...
  Topic: [OTHER]how to divide a line into predifined sections !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 11644

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER]how to divide a line into predifined section
On 23/08/2013 11:02, balaji.kannan wrote:

My suggestion to create nodes at specific location on the required line is by using the workplane offset method.

I think you mean key points.

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  Topic: [Xansys] transferring material properties
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 765

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] transferring material properties
On 16/08/2013 08:05, blazej.poplawski wrote:

I wonder if it is possible in Ansys APDL to transfer material properties from one job to another. Does anyone know something about this?

Create a materia ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS] [STRUC] Earthquake and wind loading
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 8660

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS] [STRUC] Earthquake and wind loading
On 14/08/2013 15:59, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

I have modeled a masonry wall. How can I apply in-plane and out of plane earthquake and wind loading in masonry wall.


Variations on what appears to be ...
  Topic: Modal Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1277

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Modal Analysis
On 14/08/2013 10:48, santosh.hulloli wrote:
Will be there any effect of loads, pretension and pressure applied on model (by keeping same boundary condition) while solving for Modal Analysis?
Does natu ...
  Topic: Acceptable Safety Factor to be applied to Eigen Buckling
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5086

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] Acceptable Safety Factor to be applied to Eigen Buc
On 13/08/2013 13:33, vicky.nandwana wrote:
Thanks for your response Mr. Wrigth.

Your signature is missing; please ensure this does not happen again.


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  Topic: absorbing boundary condition
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 10155

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] absorbing boundary condition
On 13/08/2013 14:32, rahul.kishor wrote:

Do you know if the arnode command is available only in the higher versions (13.0 or greater). I have a ver 12 in my machine, where I dont get this command.

a ...
  Topic: Axisymmetry Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1963

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Axisymmetry Analysis
On 13/08/2013 12:45, sagar.kavadi wrote:
I am solving axisymmetry problem which has interference fit between two components (say 2 pipes) and both are connected with contact elements.
Load case 1 is w ...
  Topic: Post processign ansys classic results in workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 5575

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Post processign ansys classic results in workbench
On 12/08/2013 10:34, annamraju.babu wrote:
Step by step procedure followed to import results of ansys classic to ansys workbench.

You still have not answered my question about the length of the beam ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Post processign ansys classic results in workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1558

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Post processign ansys classic results in workbench
On 10/08/2013 06:56, asureshbabu wrote:

I have solved the simple 3d rectangular beam model in Ansys classic. Then I
want to do post processing in wrokbecnh. I could able to import the mesh and
result ...
  Topic: How to reset plastic strains to zero in welding simulation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3813

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to reset plastic strains to zero in welding sim
On 09/08/2013 09:38, precel wrote:


b.t.w. Take a look on what was made by CADFEM de

http://www.cadfem.de/produkte/cadfem-ansys-extensions/cadfem-ihf-toolbox.html

Do you have an English language ve ...
  Topic: [EMAG] advice on suitability of ANSYS for Power Electronics
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 909

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 am   Subject: [EMAG] advice on suitability of ANSYS for Power Electronics
I have been asked to advise on selection of an FE code for a power
electronics application. Having looked at the specification it is
clearly well outside my sphere of knowledge. However if possibl ...
  Topic: Load Cases and Load Combinations in Ansys Classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 15094

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Load Cases and Load Combinations in Ansys Classic
On 27/07/2013 12:42, thanos.kontis wrote:

I'm quite new at Ansys and I'm currently working on a railway steel truss bridge. I would like to know how I can create different load cases in Ansys Classic ...
  Topic: [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the main struct
Martin Liddle

Replies: 38
Views: 33604

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the ma
On 25/07/2013 03:26, catarina.sousa wrote:
What I did was, I selected the coincident nodes, the one from the beginning of the link of the pendulum and one node of the middle of the beam188 and coupled ...
  Topic: [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the main struct
Martin Liddle

Replies: 38
Views: 33604

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the ma
On 24/07/2013 22:24, catarina.sousa wrote:

I was thinking maybe the connection of the pendulum to the horizontal beam188 is poorly made and its causing problems, but I dont very well how to do it oth ...
  Topic: [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the main struct
Martin Liddle

Replies: 38
Views: 33604

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:18 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the ma
On 23/07/2013 21:33, catarina.sousa wrote:

My concern in this case is not really the natural frequencies, is more the fact that I'm doing a transient analysis with a sinusoidal force in the two cases ...
  Topic: [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the main struct
Martin Liddle

Replies: 38
Views: 33604

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:16 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the ma
On 23/07/2013 21:16, Karl Volkmann wrote:
I believe you need to be doing an harmonic analysis with forcing on the main structure and a global 1G acel (be careful with your signs and coords). Your answ ...
  Topic: [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the main struct
Martin Liddle

Replies: 38
Views: 33604

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:12 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]pendulum to minimize displacements in the ma
On 23/07/2013 17:06, catarina.sousa wrote:


What I'm struggling with, is the pendulum, i have model it with link180 and mass 21 (with 32.1 of mass) like in the picture of the link below, (i have don ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Create a volume from two surfaces
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5979

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Create a volume from two surfaces
On 22/07/2013 21:11, Karl Volkmann wrote:
I'm going to try and attach a picture of approximately 1/400th of our model so you can get an idea of what I'm dealing with without releasing anything design ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS 14 EKM on 32 bit windows
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1262

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS 14 EKM on 32 bit windows
On 21/07/2013 11:52, SHAHANE SHANTANU SHASHANK wrote:
I have installed ANSYS 14 32 bit on windows 7 32-bit operating system.
I want to setup an EKM shared server. But there is an error that EKM
" ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Any ideas on how to model wear in ANSYS?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1045

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Any ideas on how to model wear in ANSYS?
On 18/07/2013 12:29, Alfieri, Richard wrote:
Finite element analysis and experiments of metal/metal wear in oscillatory contacts

I think the correct URL is
http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~wsawyer/WearFE ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 17/07/2013 21:57, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

Could you please explain in detail.

In the second load step select the nodes where you wish to fix the UY
displacement to the value calculated in the f ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 16/07/2013 21:13, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

I think your idea of UPGEOM will be useful for me. But while using UPGEOM command I need to get a file with " .rst ". How can I create this .rs ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 17/07/2013 00:19, AMES wrote:

What needs to happen is *GET the UY at the supporting wall from step 1
and and enforce it using D,node,UY etc.

There is a short cut to do that:

In the second load s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 15/07/2013 22:25, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:
In experiment, there is a masonry wall and a beam on its top. A constant vertical load is being applied on beam and then the beam is constraint in Y-direc ...
  Topic: [Xansys] R: Nodal Forces from Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 822

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: Nodal Forces from Workbench
On 15/07/2013 09:11, Testi Riccardo wrote:
the user is not required to generated detailed solid models of the welds.

I agree that there are lots of situations where detailed modelling of
welds is a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 11/07/2013 21:17, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

I did same as suggested by you. But while considering second load step (horizontal), it does not consider the effect of the first load step (vertical loa ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 12127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] load
On 11/07/2013 19:59, Shrestha, Umesh S wrote:

I am applying two forces in a model of wall. Horizontal and Vertical forces. How could I make vertical force as constant force and then increase the hori ...
  Topic: Custom plots in Ansys Mechanical /Classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4066

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Custom plots in Ansys Mechanical /Classic
On 10/07/2013 09:42, shrikant.bhadri wrote:
How to get a new plot (like a stress plot with contour colors) for a custom defined variable.

Example: There is a variable (say 2) which has stored some nu ...
  Topic: Missing element types in the library
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4820

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Missing element types in the library
On 09/07/2013 13:24, aydin.aydin wrote:

The "Library of element types" appearing after:

Preprocessor>Element Type>Add/Edit/Delete

and pushing the Add button, do NOT contain a lot of ...
  Topic: Problem using axisymmetric model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] Problem using axisymmetric model
On 08/07/2013 17:30, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
I missed that from the original post. What 1D and 2D elements are you trying to use? Overall what are you trying to do?

Dan

It is all in t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Modeling Permanent Shrinkage of Material
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 6835

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] Modeling Permanent Shrinkage of Material
On 02/07/2013 09:54, Dilrukshie Induprabha Samarakkody Arachchilage wrote:
Actually I sent a massage to the forum regarding this but unfortunately got no answers, that's
y I though of putting a reply ...
  Topic: Haow can I move nodes in filar model ??????
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2763

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] Haow can I move nodes in filar model ??????
On 02/07/2013 10:05, alexandre.meli wrote:

It is possible to "dissattached" geometry from meshing ????? in order to move node ?

MODMSH,DETACH or MODMSH,NOCHECK.

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemou ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Modeling Permanent Shrinkage of Material
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 6835

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] Modeling Permanent Shrinkage of Material
On 02/07/2013 09:23, dilrukshie.samarakkody wrote:

I am modelling shrinkage in a material. Would be grateful if you could tell how you actually sorted out this. Did you use the swell subroutine or an ...
  Topic: Missing MOONEY-RIVLIN option
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 8974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] Missing MOONEY-RIVLIN option
On 26/06/2013 13:47, aydin.aydin wrote:

What I understood from the answers is that "HYPERELASTIC" and "MOONEY-RIVLIN" options are eliminated from the library in the recent releas ...
  Topic: Missing MOONEY-RIVLIN option
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 8974

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] Missing MOONEY-RIVLIN option
On 26/06/2013 12:10, aydin.aydin wrote:


I wanna model rubber with ANSYS 14 Multiphysics.

But MOONEY-RIVLIN (and also HYPERELASTIC) option(s) does NOT appear in the "Library of element types&qu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Interference fit
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 8204

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] Interference fit
On 21/06/2013 14:53, Kruntcheva, Mariana wrote:

I am working on modelling of interference fit in an axisymmetric contact model. The model runs fine without interference fit and for a small value of ...
  Topic: mode superposition transient analysis for element load
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2492

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] mode superposition transient analysis for element l
On 20/06/2013 12:38, sachin.awasare wrote:
In my previous analysis I have used “nodal forces” into the second step (transient analysis) of mode superposition analysis, where I got results in “T ...
  Topic: Implementing Complex Young's Modulus for viscoelastic mat
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2512

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Implementing Complex Young's Modulus for viscoelast
On 13/06/2013 07:25, srikanta.khuntia wrote:
How can I assign a Complex Young's Modulus for a Viscoelastic material.
I also have loss factor and Prony series with Shift Function.

When posting to XA ...
  Topic: [WB-Post] Mirror results across symmetry BC
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 34077

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [WB-Post] Mirror results across symmetry BC
On 23/05/2013 20:36, aaron.caba wrote:
I have a structural simulation and I would like to mirror my results across a symmetry BC during post processing. I Googled around, and found an ANSYS presentat ...
  Topic: Problem with NDNEXT for application of rigid constraints
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4368

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Problem with NDNEXT for application of rigid constr
On 21/05/2013 21:33, mark.treacy wrote:

TOL=0.3
LSEL,S,LINE,,200,250 SELECT MESHED LINES FORMING CURVED BEAM ELEMENT
NSLL,S,1 !SEL ...
  Topic: Stress Intensity on specific location in ANSYS WorkBench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3052

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Stress Intensity on specific location in ANSYS Work
On 14/05/2013 15:47, abid.khan wrote:

I had been following the below approach in ANSYS Mechanical APDL (ANSYS Classic) to find stress intensity on specific location of some geometry:

1. I use to cre ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Highly Non-linear solution
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 958

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Highly Non-linear solution
On 13/05/2013 16:21, Rod Scholl wrote:

See this humorous solution:
http://epsilonfea.com/fea_comic_01.html

I suspect we have all had that thought and just once or twice it has
actually been the cor ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Highly Non-linear solution
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 9661

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Highly Non-linear solution
On 13/05/2013 15:17, Rod Scholl wrote:

My bet is that item 1. will fix it for you. More details in our convergence
guide:
http://www.epsilonfea.com/images/epsilon_convergence.pdf

Rod

That is a use ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Highly Non-linear solution
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 9661

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Highly Non-linear solution
On 13/05/2013 09:24, Kruntcheva, Mariana wrote:

I am modelling a weld using dead and birth of elements and temperature dependant plasticity material model KINH. The mesh I am using is fine. However, ...
  Topic: simulate combustion of solid by ANSYS-Mechanical APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3340

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] simulate combustion of solid by ANSYS-Mechanical AP
On 07/05/2013 06:00, haitham.al-wakeel wrote:
The error occurs after first iteration immediately (Deltim,0.1) and the initial condition before first step is 25 C. note: if use enthalpy many less than ...
  Topic: simulate combustion of solid by ANSYS-Mechanical APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3340

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] simulate combustion of solid by ANSYS-Mechanical AP
On 06/05/2013 11:44, haitham.al-wakeel wrote:
When I simulate combustion of solid carbon by using transient thermal analysis and solid87as an element type under ANSYS-Mechanical APDL, the analysis is ...
  Topic: [Mechanical - Explicit Dynamics] Acceleration
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3867

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Mechanical - Explicit Dynamics] Acceleration
On 18/04/2013 02:33, tang.jingwei wrote:

I have a question on Explicit Dynamics.

I have 2 bodies in my model. Am I allowed to set different acceleration for each body?

Regards,
Jingwei

All posts t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to keep mesh attached to volume when exporting
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1132

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to keep mesh attached to volume when exporting
On 15/04/2013 03:33, Yuan Yanhui (Dr) wrote:

I want to export a model from Workbench to APDL. I could get both mesh and volumes into APDL, but they were detached. How to keep them attached? Any sugge ...
  Topic: [Xansys] inconsistent temperature results during a melting s
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4424

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] inconsistent temperature results during a melting s
On 16/04/2013 14:02, DIEUDEGARD Florian 237600 wrote:

I am working on Ansys APDL to simulate melting on a block due to a non-uniform (Gaussian type) heat flux on the front surface. When, I generated ...
  Topic: Confining nodes to a plane
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 5729

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Confining nodes to a plane
On 03/04/2013 13:13, prashanth.srinivasa wrote:

In a 3D model, what is the best way to constrain the nodes such that they lie on the plane. The plane in question is NOT aligned with any of the cartes ...
  Topic: [MECHANICAL] how to set fluid pressure dof in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3761

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:14 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [MECHANICAL] how to set fluid pressure dof in ANSYS
On 03/04/2013 00:06, hugo.silva wrote:

How can I set fluid pressure dof?

The active DOF depend on the element types defined. What element types
do you have?


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer ...
  Topic: [MECHANICAL] set element numbering
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2172

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MECHANICAL] set element numbering
On 02/04/2013 00:14, hugo.silva wrote:

I want to know how can I set mesh element numbering order that can be clockwise or counterclockwise in ANSYS mechanical 13.

Can you clarify what you want to do ...
  Topic: Thermal-structural analysis in welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 11820

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to write a script to write a solution file in W
On 28/03/2013 14:42, hmsantanna@petrobras.com.br wrote:

As you could see, this is a snapshot of part of the PRNSOL,S,PRIN command.
However, as you also know, the information comes truncated with this ...
  Topic: [Xansys] MODERATOR
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1441

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] MODERATOR
On 21/03/2013 16:09, Watson, Lee wrote:

I have stopped receiving emails. Can you please check this out? I have double checked my account settings and it looks ok to me. Feel free to inbox me.

Ple ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 19/03/2013 14:23, nima.pour wrote:

*** WARNING *** CP = 1.888 TIME= 14:17:57
Material number 13 (used by element 1529 ) should normally have at
least one MP or one ...
  Topic: Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6439

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
On 19/03/2013 13:39, aleksandra.bodgdanovic wrote:

any other suggestions or advise how to run this type of the analysis.

We can't see your results. You obviously believe the results are wrong
so e ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 19/03/2013 13:34, nima.pour wrote:


*** WARNING *** CP = 1.856 TIME= 13:25:19
Out of the 23084 defined elements, only 152 elements are selected.

Please try and sho ...
  Topic: Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6439

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
On 19/03/2013 12:01, Fischer, Richard wrote:
Also, is the acel command acting in the correct direction? See the notes under the ACEL command in the manual.

Yes it is very easy to get the acceleratio ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 19/03/2013 11:54, nima.pour wrote:

You need to be in the "solution" module before solving

I did not used the command solve. I just click on solve.


So how close are you to graduating?
...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 19/03/2013 11:43, nima.pour wrote:
Now the warnings and errors are:

*** WARNING *** CP = 1.810 TIME= 11:32:39
SOLVE is not a recognized PREP7 command, abbreviation, ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 19/03/2013 01:37, nima.pour wrote:
Following your suggestions, now I defined the electrodes (in geometry) as:

cm,Electrode-1,elem

Sorry,my mistake; the "-" character isn't valid in a co ...
  Topic: Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6439

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pushover analysis (nonlinear static )
On 19/03/2013 08:23, aleksandra.bodgdanovic wrote:

I want to make pushover analysis (nonlinear static) on a 3d frame ( steel structure). And as i read in the posts and in help manual it is possible w ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 18/03/2013 22:43, nima.pour wrote:

That looks wrong. What do you think it should do?


ESEL,S,ename,,Electrode-1

ESEL:Select a subset of elements.
S: Select a new set.
ename: is the ITEM No. ENA ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:36 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 18/03/2013 21:22, nima.pour wrote:

ESEL,S,ename,,Electrode-1

That looks wrong. What do you think it should do?


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
www ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 18/03/2013 18:43, nima.pour wrote:

I think You are right. I tried to define first the Piezo material and then the elctrode. Now VOLT is a dof :D ! But unfortunately the simulation does not run b ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 18/03/2013 15:35, nima.pour wrote:

To select the nodes, I added some commands on Geometry --> Electrode as reported below:

Code:

/prep7

NSLV,S,1

I think you said this was Workbench and ther ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 18/03/2013 12:09, nima.pour wrote:
Hi,
I tried to modify some commands but still it does not work.
So I read all the Solution information and I find some strange errors and warnings.
For example th ...
  Topic: Merging different volumes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2445

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] Merging different volumes
On 17/03/2013 10:18, rouzbeh.khajehdehi wrote:

I am trying to merge a model with a number of volumes sharing same areas, I am using nummrg, node the it says that node 2059 is associated with a solid ...
  Topic: Relinking Ansys in Windows 7-64Bit
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 14377

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Relinking Ansys in Windows 7-64Bit
On 17/03/2013 00:20, wenzyn.lim wrote:
Hi guys,

I am actually facing quite unusual problem when trying to compile and link my subroutine with anscust.bat.

Any of you came across such error when comp ...
  Topic: Thermal-structural analysis in welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 11820

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal-structural analysis in welding
On 15/03/2013 05:31, atanu.das wrote:

Its correct. But I am not getting actual temp of element.
Actually I am using 8 noded brick element (solid 45) for analysis. Assume 1 node of among the 8 nodes ...
  Topic: scaling the volumes issue?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 17365

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] scaling the volumes issue?
On 15/03/2013 05:28, Humt, Juergen (E F PR SU R&D COT TMEC) wrote:
It's true Chris, the English version sounds much more civilized,
but then my wife teaches "Intercultural Competences" a ...
  Topic: how can I model a solid together with a liquid in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] how can I model a solid together with a liquid in A
On 14/03/2013 19:56, hugo.silva wrote:

I want to know how can I model a solid together with a liquid in ANSYS, mainly:

-What ANSYS should I use: mechanical, workbench, other?
-What type of analysis ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thermal-structural analysis in welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1869

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal-structural analysis in welding
On 14/03/2013 16:54, ATANU DAS wrote:
Now the problem is, by using LDREAD command I get the temperature of each
node as nodal body force and I want to consider Birth and Death of
element. Therefore ho ...
  Topic: how to calculate stresses on selected nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 6509

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to calculate stresses on selected nodes
On 14/03/2013 17:45, David Gross wrote:
Hugo's signature definitely didn't come
through on the mailman version of this message. But if I look online, I see
that It's there.

Question to the list mode ...
  Topic: mesh200 elements --> delete them from the fe model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2157

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] mesh200 elements --> delete them from the fe mod
On 13/03/2013 20:10, umut.tabak wrote:

I would like to delete these helper elements from my fe model and the element type definition associated to these utility elements. However, some areas are asso ...
  Topic: real constant set undefined but referenced
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 14144

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] real constant set undefined but referenced
On 13/03/2013 14:44, umut.tabak wrote:
Dear Martin
Thanks but your explanation is not clear to me, you mean these lines

et,1,fluid30,,1 ! pure acoustic
et,2,fluid30,,0 ! interface fluid

they do not ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 13/03/2013 13:34, nima.pour wrote:
Thanks for Your help but also by putting the commands that You told me, it does not work.
It stops simulating after few seconds and gives me the following
informa ...
  Topic: real constant set undefined but referenced
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 14144

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] real constant set undefined but referenced
On 13/03/2013 14:18, umut.tabak wrote:

P1) Create a base area and mesh it with mesh200 elements then sweep this mesh and get the mesh I would like to get, this goes without problems up to this point ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 12/03/2013 16:13, nima.pour wrote:
/show

I think you may need a graphics device name here; the default is X11
which won't be helpful in a Workbench solution. Something like:
/show,png

/post26
n ...
  Topic: Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer (Wb14)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 48
Views: 47048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis of a Piezo multi-layer transducer
On 11/03/2013 20:29, nima.pour wrote:

I read that to define the Piezoelectric material and the electrodes I have to put manually some commands in Workbench. I tryed to do that but it does not work be ...
  Topic: Nsubst Command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2037

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Nsubst Command
On 10/03/2013 15:00, maha.hassan wrote:
If I am using the following commands:
AUTOTS,OFF ! DO NOT USE AUTOMATIC TIME STEPPING
NSUBST,50,50,50 ! NUMBER OF SUBSTEPS, MAX. NO. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Simulate disbond in sandwich structures
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Simulate disbond in sandwich structures
On 06/03/2013 18:40, Anish Poudel wrote:
I am sorry about that. A *disbond* refers to separation of one material
from another material to which it has been adhesively bonded. It usually
occurs due to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Working with both APDL AND WORKBENCH
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 16331

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] Working with both APDL AND WORKBENCH
On 06/03/2013 17:34, Rich, Matthew (GE Power & Water) wrote:

I would be interested in using classic to drive commands in workbench. I find meshing and applying boundary conditions much easier in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Simulate disbond in sandwich structures
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2048

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Simulate disbond in sandwich structures
On 06/03/2013 17:43, Anish Poudel wrote:

I am trying to simulate a disbond in various sandwich structures

Humour me; what do you mean by a "disbond"?

I though about using frictionless sup ...
  Topic: [APDL] How to display FE connections
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 8098

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] How to display FE connections
On 06/03/2013 14:56, edward.carman wrote:
Your first post in the thread had a signature that complied with the
XANSYS rules; subsequently it appears to have got lost. Please ensure
all posts to XAN ...
  Topic: [APDL] How to display FE connections
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 8098

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] How to display FE connections
On 05/03/2013 15:46, edward.carman wrote:
Good day,

Is is possible to visually display CE-based FE connection in MAPDL. I want to plot the MPC connections generated by the solver. Basically, the APDL ...
  Topic: Modal Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1303

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Modal Analysis
On 05/03/2013 04:14, ibrahim.kaleel wrote:


My name is Ibrahim from India. I am new here. I am final year university student.

Firstly, I appreciate that you have attempted to introduce yourself but ...
  Topic: Pyramid element solid ????
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3488

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pyramid element solid ????
On 04/03/2013 04:40, Rode, Satyajit wrote:
Hello Martin,

It wasn't my question.

1) First mesh the bodies which can be mesh with hex mesh.

Agreed.

2) Then use command MOPT, PYRA,ON

Unnecessary.

3 ...
  Topic: Pyramid element solid ????
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3488

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pyramid element solid ????
On 02/03/2013 22:48, alexandre.meli wrote:

I am looking for a way to put together hexa element and tetra element. I saw that solid 186 can be pyramidal element but I don't know how to activate the op ...
  Topic: load application
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4781

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] load application
On 28/02/2013 21:41, atul.patil wrote:

How can i do this through tables where one column of table would be node numbers and second column would be load values.. Any help is appreciated

Thanks

For t ...
  Topic: solid70 for mass transport to simulate rotation of cylinder?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1577

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] solid70 for mass transport to simulate rotation of
On 27/02/2013 15:46, yong.lim wrote:

The question is if i need to define a local coordinate system, how to define the local coordinate as a cylinrical system for the cylinder for thermal modeling.
Or ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Trouble achieving convergence in a non linear stati
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1396

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Trouble achieving convergence in a non linear stati
On 25/02/2013 17:23, Rich, Matthew (GE Power & Water) wrote:

I am having issues converging on a 2D static structural study of a bolt and matching nut.

Do you get some converged sub steps or does ...
  Topic: [Xansys] a simple but not so simple problem (mechanical)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2955

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] a simple but not so simple problem (mechanical)
On 23/02/2013 08:05, rfv3@nyu.edu wrote:
I've been able to get it to fully converge with nice results matching experiments fairly with a normal lagrange formulation and coefficient of friction at 0.4. ...
  Topic: Thermal-structural analysis in welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5615

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal-structural analysis in welding
On 24/02/2013 15:11, atanu.das wrote:
I am using LDREAD command for structural analysis for applying thermal load. LDREAD command incorporating the different physics environment to read specific resu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to replace a geometrical component, within an a
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 772

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to replace a geometrical component, within an a
On 22/02/2013 16:04, Chitta.Saha@johnsonelectric.com wrote:

I have built a FE model in Ansys 14. I have total 5 geometrical components.
After completing the FE modeling, one of my 5 geometrical compo ...
  Topic: [APDL mesh imported Hypermesh]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 8015

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL mesh imported Hypermesh]
On 22/02/2013 13:35, davide.riccio wrote:

I'm able to plot components but if I had to assign type and real.

If you mean you can plot each item separately then explain how you are
doing this and som ...
  Topic: [Xansys] composite modeling - convergence issues
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1308

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] composite modeling - convergence issues
On 12/02/2013 21:52, jacob.wernik@rogers.com wrote:
I am attempting the load the model over approximately 15% strain. Both material models extend beyond 15% strain but they are almost fully plastic by ...
  Topic: [Xansys] composite modeling - convergence issues
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1308

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:34 pm   Subject: [Xansys] composite modeling - convergence issues
On 12/02/2013 20:28, jacob.wernik@rogers.com wrote:

The model imposes a fully bonded interface region between the matrix and reinforcements. The model is essentially a 3D cube loaded in tension for l ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] cnvtol hazards(?)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 9598

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] cnvtol hazards(?)
On 06/02/2013 12:46, Rolf Hildre wrote:

But the question was: When you have a load that is ramped from zero, and
many substeps, will "forcing" convergence at the initial substeps (i.e.
at l ...
  Topic: Loading custom Toolbar and clearing log files at start up
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1376

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Loading custom Toolbar and clearing log files at st
On 04/02/2013 15:23, matthew.rich wrote:

I went through the trouble of making these macro buttons to quickly switch between area plots to element plot etc.... and they work great but... Every time I ...
  Topic: Circumventing AL command 10 line limit
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 4460

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] Circumventing AL command 10 line limit
On 04/02/2013 15:17, matthew.rich wrote:

first post I am glad i found this site it seems very active and I need a lot of help. I am a new user cutting my teeth in the ADPL

You are off to a bad start ...
  Topic: Classify value in an array
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2672

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Classify value in an array
On 03/02/2013 20:42, alexandre.meli wrote:

I would like to classify a value in an array.
For example, I want to value in a vector by decreasing order.
I am about to use emsget Function in order to do ...
  Topic: Problem with contact in ANSYS Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 16832

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] Problem with contact in ANSYS Workbench
On 02/02/2013 15:05, murat.azap wrote:
In order to post my problem that I am facing in my complicated model, I created the following simpler example.

Good that is a sensible thing to do.

In this ex ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Plane25 - CONTA 171/172
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 10364

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Plane25 - CONTA 171/172
On 29/01/2013 14:45, Janet Wolf wrote:

PLANE25 can't be used with contact, but there is a newer replacement element. I recommend looking in the elements library in the manual, somewhere in the 200's ...
  Topic: [Xansys] BOUNDARY CONDITIONS -WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1965

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] BOUNDARY CONDITIONS -WB
On 29/01/2013 13:30, georgia.karanasiou wrote:

I am trying to simulate a stent-balloon expansion in a real stenosed artery in WB. The model consists of four componens :artery,plaque inside the artery ...
  Topic: how to rotate the circular disk
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2387

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to rotate the circular disk
On 27/01/2013 06:04, shreekant.sappannanavar wrote:

I was working on structural composite analysis of circular disk (3D) 100mm dia and 10mm thickness in ansys 12.0 classic by applying the compressiv ...
  Topic: Contact Stiffness KN not defined Error in Conta178
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3415

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Stiffness KN not assinged Error in Conta178
On 24/01/2013 16:38, manik.bansal wrote:

I am using conta178 element with the following keyopt and real constant listed below:

!ELEMENT NUMBER 3-CONTACT 178
ET,3,CONTA178
KEYOPT,3,1,0 ...
  Topic: How to see the through thickness countour at any location !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 2673

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to see the through thickness countour at any lo
On 22/01/2013 17:38, debabrata.podder wrote:
But I am getting only the mid-section through thickness contour of the plate by it.

Not sure what you mean by mid section in this context but you can move ...
  Topic: How to see the through thickness countour at any location !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 2673

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to see the through thickness countour at any lo
On 22/01/2013 16:34, debabrata.podder wrote:

Recently I have run a welding thermal analysis of a flat plate. I want to see the through thickness temperature contour at any position of the welding arc ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Menu Layout info
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 14770

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Menu Layout info
On 11/01/2013 15:24, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

On a side note, I got to meet and chat with John several times during Ansys conferences. They used to (and maybe still do) have a thing at l ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Difference between Max Contact Penetration value fr
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1764

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Difference between Max Contact Penetration value fr
On 28/12/2012 05:39, Sheikh, Najam (GE Aviation) wrote:
Dear Experts,

I am trying to find max contact penetration for the CONTA174 elements. I
am using the following commands to extract Max Contact P ...
  Topic: How to change default contact settings in contact manager?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1423

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to change default contact settings in contact m
On 22/12/2012 04:24, shreekant.sappannanavar wrote:
Dear Experts


How to change the default values of contact stiffness factor (FKN) And the Pinball region (PINB) during contact analysis. Do these t ...
  Topic: outres
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5191

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] outres
On 17/12/2012 12:09, alpay.aydemir wrote:

Your email contains only a part of the answer as it shows me how to exclude all the results from the RST file.
Although, I would not mind to have all the res ...
  Topic: outres
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5191

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] outres
On 17/12/2012 10:11, alpay.aydemir wrote:

To keep my RST file size small, I want to save only the last converged and the unconverged results in my result file. In the end, I expect two result sets s ...
  Topic: Film Coefficient Problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 6836

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] Film Coefficient Problem
On 11/12/2012 05:13, Christopher Wright wrote:

I think
his best bet is to model the annular space as a conducting medium
with the conduction taken to give the thermal resistance calculated
from the s ...
  Topic: simulation quarter of shaft
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3438

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] simulation quarter of shaft
On 04/12/2012 03:04, AMES wrote:
Have you considered (old school) 2D harmonic elements?

Or (new school) 2D general axisymmetric elements (SOLID272/SOLID273).

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Se ...
  Topic: error message
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2571

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] error message
On 02/12/2012 09:32, orcun.izgu wrote:

Is there anyone seen this error message before?

An error occurred when the post processor attempted to load a specific result. Please review all messages.

Fir ...
  Topic: Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10403

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
On 01/12/2012 12:42, dirk.huisman wrote:
All posts to XANSYS must include a signature showing your full name and
company (university if still a student). Please ensure you comply in
future.

The /C ...
  Topic: [Xansys] List all connected nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 853

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] List all connected nodes
On 22/11/2012 11:24, Yuan CHEN wrote:

Is there any command to list all nodes connected to a particular node,
like nlist........

Generally speaking nodes are not connected to other nodes. Elements ...
  Topic: Define properties in BEAM188
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2819

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Define properties in BEAM188
On 21/11/2012 12:16, alexandre.meli wrote:

I want to use BEAM 188 in a beam model. But I want to define all properties of the section because the section is not similar across the length.
Is it possi ...
  Topic: How to apply a distributed load on a beam surface
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 18746

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:14 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to apply a distributed load on a beam surface
On 20/11/2012 21:59, jeffrey.tse wrote:
Thank you all for you time and patience in helping an ANSYS newbie with this issue!

The general attitude around here is that we like people who take an
intell ...
  Topic: Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10403

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
On 12/11/2012 18:11, dirk.huisman wrote:

So, putting the pressure like solution B (see first post) works.

I would have thought the method using surface elements was A.

And how to plot the loads in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Stress and pressure
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4880

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] Stress and pressure
On 12/11/2012 10:21, Testi Riccardo wrote:

having generated an axisymmetric model including a few contact pairs, I've defined a coordinate system whose y axis is normal to a rectilinear contact line. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Convergence test when there is no fixed point
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 938

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] Convergence test when there is no fixed point
On 10/11/2012 14:37, Yuan CHEN wrote:

First, I was trying to move the node slightly to the coordinate of
interest, but it turned out the warping error is too large , over the limit
0.4 so can not pro ...
  Topic: ENDRELEASE Command : HELP ME please
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2428

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] ENDRELEASE Command : HELP ME please
On 09/11/2012 07:29, alexandre.meli wrote:

I'm modeling a model in beam 188. For one edge of the structure, I had to release one ddof. I used endrelease but I don't understand what action Ansys do ?
...
  Topic: Boolean operations with mm precision in SI Unit space
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 8549

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] Boolean operations with mm precision in SI Unit spa
On 07/11/2012 13:48, casper.petersen wrote:
Using Ansys Classic, consider the followin piece of APDL code:
SPHERE_DIAMETER = 1.4e-3
SDK = 0.8e-4
/PREP7
SPH4,0,0,SPHERE_DIAMETER/2
CYL4,0,0,SDK/2,,,,SPH ...
  Topic: Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10403

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:20 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
On 05/11/2012 23:11, dirk.huisman wrote:

ESEL,S,TYPE,,2

Here you select only the SURF154 elements.

SFE,ALL,5,PRES,,2000,0,0,-1 !pressure along Z direction

ASEL,ALL

SOLVE

At this point only the S ...
  Topic: Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10403

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:20 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
On 03/11/2012 20:06, dirk.huisman wrote:


But, during the postprocessing following message appeared: "The reqested S data is not available", a message I've never got before. So I can't read ...
  Topic: Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10403

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pressure on shell structure ( Felix Candela)
On 03/11/2012 14:50, dirk.huisman wrote:


I'm a student and new ANSYS user. I have following problem: In the image below, I'm trying to put a pressure of 2000N/m² on the surface area of the umbrella ...
  Topic: Command for deleting parameters
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 10934

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Command for deleting parameters
On 03/11/2012 11:04, alexandre.meli wrote:

I am looking for a command for deleting all parameters without deleting my model. ( NO /clear)
Do you have an idea please ?

If you mean delete APDL paramet ...
  Topic: Values on the legend bar is missing
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4479

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Values on the legend bar is missing
On 26/10/2012 12:29, umut.tabak wrote:

I have a strange problem where I did a modal analysis on a test structure, however if I plot the results for the mode shapes, the color bar under the structure ...
  Topic: PB : solving analyse pressure
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 11961

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] PB : solving analyse pressure
On 25/10/2012 07:13, alexandre.meli wrote:

I thank a lot for your answers. If In understand, I can't run this analysis without boundary condintion.

Please ensure all your posts to XANSYS comply with ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Finding the stress of a snap-fit joint - Tr
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3982

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Finding the stress of a snap-fit joint - Tr
On 17/10/2012 20:21, Lovelace, Racquel wrote:

o Formulation is Normal Lagrange
Mesh

I would be using Augmented Lagrange rather than Normal Lagrange; any
particular reason for using Normal Lagrang ...
  Topic: Workbench contact problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 15260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench contact problem
On 13/10/2012 13:53, orcun.izgu wrote:

Yes I am trying a thermal analysis followed by a stress analysis. I got the error message after structural analysis.

I applied Element Control in Geometry - Ma ...
  Topic: How to define the contact in hot plate welding
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3083

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to define the contact in hot plate welding
On 13/10/2012 01:36, khaled.ali wrote:

I am currently working on building an FEA model that simulates the butt fusion welding of HDPE pipes. During the welding, a hot plate is used to heat up the end ...
  Topic: Workbench contact problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 15260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench contact problem
On 13/10/2012 08:21, orcun.izgu wrote:

After finishing my solution (couldn't solve the analysis ) I got the error message: An internal solution magnitude limit was exceeded. Please check your Environ ...
  Topic: ANSYS QA notice QA2012-01 Transient Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 8311

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:42 am   Subject: ANSYS QA notice QA2012-01 Transient Analysis
The above QA notice has just dropped into my in box and as it contains a
lot of interesting information I hope ANSYS Inc won't object to me
publishing it here for the benefit of those who don't norm ...
  Topic: Some helps needed regarding non-linear thermal analysis !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] Some helps needed regarding non-linear thermal anal
On 10/10/2012 13:25, debabrata.podder wrote:

If the rate of heat generation is not constant, i.e. it is supplied through a table (DOUBLE ELLIPSOIDAL GOLDAK HEAT FLUX DISTRIBUTION) then what will be t ...
  Topic: Some helps needed regarding non-linear thermal analysis !!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] Some helps needed regarding non-linear thermal anal
On 10/10/2012 10:50, debabrata.podder wrote:

1) While I am going to apply the constant heat generation rate to the elements, a dialogue box where some options such as starting location (STLOC) and VA ...
  Topic: [STRUCT]Best Material Model to use for linear elastic/non li
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 823

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:58 am   Subject: [STRUCT]Best Material Model to use for linear elastic/non li
A former colleague has contacted me and asked for advice on the best
material model to use in ANSYS for a material (duplex stainless steel)
that has a stress strain curve that has an initial linear ...
  Topic: [Struct Modify mesh detached from the model]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 3518

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct Modify mesh detached from the model]
On 06/10/2012 15:23, giovanni.magliola wrote:
Thank you for your reply.

I have tried what you have suggested me but when I change node position it appears the following waring ande error :


*** WARN ...
  Topic: [Struct Modify mesh detached from the model]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 3518

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct Modify mesh detached from the model]
On 06/10/2012 09:32, giovanni.magliola wrote:

To compare original and modified model I have thinked following thing:

IS it possible detached mesh from original model and change nodes in correct posi ...
  Topic: [WB] 3D simply supported beam
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3609

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] 3D simply supported beam
On 01/10/2012 12:11, nikola.velimirovic wrote:

I wonder if anyone could help me with simulation of simply supported 3D timber-concrete composite beam in ANSYS Workbench.
Since I am not conducting an ...
  Topic: [APDL Double nodes in the same position]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 815

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL Double nodes in the same position]
On 28/09/2012 21:48, giovanni.magliola wrote:

I was wondering if there was a way to highlight the double nodes (that have the same position) and eventually merge them to create a single node.

The se ...
  Topic: [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 23
Views: 15960

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:37 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
On 27/09/2012 00:20, giovanni.magliola wrote:


To understand what are the modes of vibration at zero frequency (rigid body not bound) I must add density proprierty into my materials, rigth?

Yes spec ...
  Topic: [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 23
Views: 15960

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
On 26/09/2012 15:59, giovanni.magliola wrote:

I don't try to claim that my analysis is reasonable but I would complete analysis and,after,make the necessary considerations.

Does the displaced shape ...
  Topic: [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 23
Views: 15960

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
On 26/09/2012 19:15, giovanni.magliola wrote:
Excuse me again but How many modes of vibration should be analyzed?

Tomorrow I start with 10 and see what happens.
At the next!!

Three is probably enoug ...
  Topic: [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 23
Views: 15960

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct SPARSE DIRECT:constraint added]
On 26/09/2012 15:40, giovanni.magliola wrote:
How to solve this problem about Soln's Options-----Sparse

I don't understand where is the problem.

Have you looked carefully at a displacement plot? Ch ...
  Topic: [Struct Sol'n Options]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 4392

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct Sol'n Options]
On 25/09/2012 08:59, Mitch Voehl wrote:

One way to check for parts which are not properly restrained is to do
a model analysis and carefully check for any rigid body modes (0 Hz).

I think Mitch mean ...
  Topic: [Ansys APDL]Error message
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 17541

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Ansys APDL]Error message
On 21/09/2012 17:58, giovanni.magliola wrote:

In file .err appears:

"The model data was checked and there were errors found.
Please check output or errors file (
C:\Users\Giovanni\Desktop\Unive ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WAY OT
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 17745

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] WAY OT
On 20/09/2012 15:12, Huw Morrison wrote:
I think we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have this. As it has been around for many years (started in late 1940s) and we have all grown up paying for it ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WAY OT
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 17745

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] WAY OT
On 20/09/2012 12:29, Metrisin, Joe wrote:
I'd also be curious to hear from people in other countries that have socialized medicine. What is the good/bad about your systems?

The National Health Servi ...
  Topic: Piezoelectric Cylindrical Shell
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1212

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Piezoelectric Cylindrical Shell
On 14/09/2012 15:54, wael.akl wrote:

I am working in developing an energy harvester using cylindrical
shells. the shells are coupled to piezoelectric shell segments. I have
modeled piezoelectric mate ...
  Topic: [APDL] mesh nodes congruent
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1377

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] mesh nodes congruent
On 14/09/2012 09:06, giovanni.magliola wrote:

I want to do that beacause stringer and panel are in contact and I need the parts in contact have the same deformation.

Normally you can achieve this wi ...
  Topic: [APDL] mesh nodes congruent
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1377

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] mesh nodes congruent
On 14/09/2012 08:33, giovanni.magliola wrote:

Now, once I discretized a panel (for example the lower one) (figure 3) have the need to do so that the mesh panel is congruent with the portion of the st ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 4904

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
On 13/09/2012 08:26, abid.khan wrote:

I did like this it saved a node number in NodeNum i.e. 50805 but when I used *GET,StressInt,NODE,NodeNum,S,INT
it gave me the follow error:


Code:
Requested dat ...
  Topic: [MAPDL]Change in electrical resistance due to loading
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1912

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Change in electrical resistance due to loading
On 12/09/2012 08:34, cedric.devivier wrote:

I think that the problem is coming from the fact that a first analysis should be performed to obtain the strain/stresses and a second to identify the elect ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] Reference Temperature
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12824

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] Reference Temperature
On 09/09/2012 12:54, muhammad.adil wrote:
Thanks a lot. I got the point. Can you please a little elaborate what is "Reference Temperature" itself in ANSYS. On which basis one has to choose i ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] Reference Temperature
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12824

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] Reference Temperature
On 09/09/2012 08:18, muhammad.adil wrote:

Can any one please tell me what role does reference temperature play in thermal/structural coupled field analysis. e.g. I have working temperature say 300K a ...
  Topic: [APDL] Modal Analysis: odd frequencies
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 17553

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Modal Analysis: odd frequencies
On 08/09/2012 09:35, valeriu.pseneac wrote:

So assuming that the frequencies obtained from the modal analysis are wrong, you would expect to obtain a correct response of the structure during the dyna ...
  Topic: [Xansys] harmonic analysis- static pressure application
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12191

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] harmonic analysis- static pressure application
On 04/09/2012 11:58, #RAHUL KISHOR# wrote:

Reference for prestressed harmonic analysis: http://mostreal.sk/html/guide_55/g-str/GSTR4.htm

I think you need to follow the method set out in Chapter 9. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] harmonic analysis- static pressure application
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12191

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] harmonic analysis- static pressure application
On 04/09/2012 08:34, #RAHUL KISHOR# wrote:

I am trying to simulate a SAW based pressure sensor in ansys. However I am facing an issue.


I am applying a static force to the SAW device and trying to f ...
  Topic: [APDL]Create a mesh where KP == NODES
Martin Liddle

Replies: 32
Views: 24956

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL]Create a mesh where KP == NODES
On 01/09/2012 09:14, giovanni.magliola wrote:


I have the following problem.

Go back and read my previous answers.


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
www ...
  Topic: [APDL]Create a mesh where KP == NODES
Martin Liddle

Replies: 32
Views: 24956

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL]Create a mesh where KP == NODES
On 01/09/2012 08:28, giovanni.magliola wrote:
Hi friends.
I would like to follow your advice about hardpoints.
To create my mesh I will replace hardpoints with keypoints.

But How do I create a mesh w ...
  Topic: [WB] Pin in a 3-point bend
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 2886

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Pin in a 3-point bend
On 29/08/2012 15:39, andrew.kelly wrote:

So my latest attempt was to model the holes only, without any of the surrounding geometry. Was thinking I could model target elements of the holes directly, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to run a Simple random vibration by using PSD R
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 14204

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to run a Simple random vibration by using PSD R
On 29/08/2012 12:07, Brian Svenningsen wrote:

I am trying to get ANSYS workbench to perform a Simple Random vibration analysis by using PSD Responce Spectrum analysis via commands, since I don't have ...
  Topic: APDL [Structural]Fail to mesh area which contains hard point
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 5250

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] APDL [Structural]Fail to mesh area which contains h
On 28/08/2012 11:53, giovanni.magliola wrote:

What do you means "I would subdivide the area with the hard
points so that the hard points could be replaced with regular key points"..

Could ...
  Topic: APDL [Structural]Fail to mesh area which contains hard point
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 5250

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] APDL [Structural]Fail to mesh area which contains h
On 28/08/2012 11:00, giovanni.magliola wrote:

I must mesh a model of aircraft panel with contains hard points.

When I go to mesh an area which contains hard points, appears the error:

"fail to ...
  Topic: changing workplane and creating holes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 9326

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:11 am   Subject: Re: [Xansys] changing workplane and creating holes
[quote="umut.tabak"]
Ok, now It is becoming more clear, then I should create a working plane and rotate that working plane 90 degrees for my case and use the local coordinate system of that ...
  Topic: changing workplane and creating holes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 9326

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] changing workplane and creating holes
On 23/08/2012 10:39, umut.tabak wrote:
Ok thanks for this information, but I am still searching how I will change to the working plane I want and do the operations on that working plane.

There is onl ...
  Topic: Slip joint simulation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 9991

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Slip joint simulation
On 22/08/2012 10:28, martin.ulriksen wrote:

I am supposed to make a slip joint simulation in ANSYS Workbench. The idea is that I have to simulate how a conic tube can be "pressed" down on a ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Giberson one component beam
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 8232

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Giberson one component beam
On 22/08/2012 08:53, ashish.sapre wrote:

I am still searching for the answer for the above mentioned question.

What question?

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshir ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 4904

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
On 11/08/2012 11:17, abid.khan wrote:

I'm facing some problems. I have made the whole geometry and after making geometry it is clear to me that what are the locations where I want to find stress inte ...
  Topic: To connect centre node with peripheral nodes with APDL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 4316

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] To connect centre node with peripheral nodes with A
On 11/08/2012 08:46, vikas.naik wrote:

I am working in ansys mechanical .

I assume you mean Mechanical APDL (ANSYS Mechanical is WorkBench).

assigned those total no of nodes to array so that the po ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 4904

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
On 10/08/2012 12:43, abid.khan wrote:
Thank you very much Martin. Please help me if I've more than one such location and KP's, do I have to see one by one for each location?

If there are several poin ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 4904

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] stress intensity on certain nodes
On 10/08/2012 12:18, abid.khan wrote:

I want to find stress intensity value on specific location. To make this location fixed and easily observable, I created a KP at that specific location. Is it po ...
  Topic: [Xansys] q = TCC X (Tt -Tc)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 892

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] q = TCC X (Tt -Tc)
On 09/08/2012 11:56, Kharade, Suhas wrote:

How decide the value of TCC in thermal contact analysis if I don't know
what the value is of Tt and Tc.

Is it material dependent?

q = TCC * (Tt -Tc)

TCC ...
  Topic: Controlled Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3081

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Controlled Displacement
On 08/08/2012 12:49, maha.hassan wrote:

I would like to apply the following constraint at a node: it is allowed to move in any direction for 4mm, then no deformation is allowed. I think of sth like t ...
  Topic: How to Disable Pyramids in Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 14727

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to Disable Pyramids in Workbench
On 03/08/2012 11:59, milan.kopinec wrote:

please is there a way to force the Ansys Workbench not to generate the transition pyramids. We need to export a mesh into Abaqus, which unfortunately does no ...
  Topic: [ADMIN]How to change your subscribed email address
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 9453

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:47 am   Subject: [ADMIN]How to change your subscribed email address
XANSYS consists of two separate but linked systems; MailMan (which handles email distribution of posts) and phpBB which provides the Forum capability. From time to time subscribers need to change the ...
  Topic: [ADMIN]How to stop receiving emails from XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 6559

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:44 am   Subject: [ADMIN]How to stop receiving emails from XANSYS
Some XANSYS subscribers want to interact solely via the Forum interface and do not wish to receive any emails. This can be achieved by logging on to your MailMan account at . The login credentials a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ekill / ealive and /post1
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1503

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ekill / ealive and /post1
On 01/08/2012 09:36, Zimmermann,Michael wrote:

Before the second load step I kill some elements using the
ekill command. A snippet of the (working) apdl code is given below.


Apdl code for solution ...
  Topic: Coupled Field Nonlinear Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2065

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] Coupled Field Nonlinear Analysis
On 30/07/2012 11:06, muhammad.adil wrote:

The element solid90 can not be used in this case because its compatible element type solid186 in structural environment do not support nonlinear analysis.

F ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Element Type for Coupled Field Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] Element Type for Coupled Field Analysis
On 29/07/2012 10:57, me1009@pieas.edu.pk wrote:
Now I want to do a NONLINEAR analysis i.e. mutilinear
elastic analysis. The solid90 work in thermal environment but when I
switch element type for struc ...
  Topic: [MAPDL]
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2282

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL]
On 29/07/2012 10:51, abid.khan wrote:

Can anyone guide me about Units of ANSYS MAPDL?
I'm doing thermal structural coupled field analysis and used Kelvin as unit of temperature, MPa as unit of pressu ...
  Topic: Applying Structural Constraints to model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1844

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Applying Structural Constraints to model
On 26/07/2012 08:49, muhammad.adil wrote:

Please help me in clarifying the point that while applying structural constraint to geometry say an edge of a solid body, ANSYS apply this constraint with re ...
  Topic: [WB Structural]Warning enquiry
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 15258

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB Structural]Warning enquiry
On 26/07/2012 05:55, zhang.li wrote:

i'm running a rotor rotation steady-state stress analysis with tangential fixed boundary condition on the ID surface and high speed load.

At the end of the solut ...
  Topic: Restrictions in element lengths
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5924

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] Restrictions in element lengths
On 13/07/2012 11:56, Johannes, Rolf wrote:
Search the knowledge base of the Ansys support page!

At least the DesignModeler is limited to a cubic kilometer sized box centered about the origin. This me ...
  Topic: Analysis times
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5098

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] Analysis times
On 12/07/2012 01:11, David S Stapp wrote:

Oops, I just woke up and realized you may be talking about WB. My comments
above apply to classic.

Actually I would say that most of the above applies equa ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Interference fit MAX & MIN
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 7204

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Interference fit MAX & MIN
On 11/07/2012 14:53, phil.dickinson wrote:

My question is about the validity of this approach and if this is a recognised method of varying the interference fit or is there a better method.

Hi Phil
...
  Topic: [XANSYS][STRUCTURAL][APDL] Large Deflection Contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 5631

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS][STRUCTURAL][APDL] Large Deflection Contact
On 09/07/2012 11:59, matthew.chatterton wrote:

I'm trying to set it up as a flexible-to-flexible contact, because in the real drop tests both the torpedo head and plate deformed significantly, but I' ...
  Topic: get number of elements of specific types
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 9299

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] get number of elements of specific types
On 08/07/2012 16:06, umut.tabak wrote:

For an interfacing operation to VTK format, I needed the element numbers related to some specific element types. Namely, say I have a vibro-acoustic model forme ...
  Topic: temperature gradient in beam188
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5588

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] temperature gradient in beam188
On 06/07/2012 11:25, pedro.almeida wrote:
Hi!

I’ve traied the comand BFE like you said:
BFE,all, temp,1,0,5/(0.5/2),0
The results are correct but I don’t understand the mining of 5/(0.5/2), is th ...
  Topic: temperature gradient in beam188
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5588

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] temperature gradient in beam188
On 06/07/2012 10:08, pedro.almeida wrote:
Is the temperature distribution just about one axis of the beam?

BFE,all,TEMP,1,,5,-5 !51

If it is your BFE command looks wrong to me. I am not in a positi ...
  Topic: Writing load step results using command objects in WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 6659

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Writing load step results using command objects in
On 05/07/2012 15:23, rahul.sangole wrote:
I didn't understand the significance of not going back to /prep, and how not going back to /prep resolved the issue?

Try it in Classic; unless you issue a re ...
  Topic: temperature gradient in beam188
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5588

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] temperature gradient in beam188
On 05/07/2012 11:34, pedro.almeida wrote:

I´m trying to apply a temperature gradient in beam188 (5 ºC in upper section and -5ºC in the lower section). I’ve tried to do it in many ways but never ...
  Topic: Removing beam element in transient analysis (WB)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2332

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Removing beam element in transient analysis (WB)
On 04/07/2012 14:28, martin.ulriksen wrote:
Does someone know how to remove an element after e.g. one load step in the transient analysis facility?

EKILL?


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Serv ...
  Topic: [AUTODYN] finding "Theory reference manual"
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 6684

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [AUTODYN] finding "Theory reference manual&quo
On 29/06/2012 14:42, simone.lucertini wrote:
This site is not free... i'd like not to pay for something i should have for free or at least from original source :cry:

but thanks anyway... :wink:

Ple ...
  Topic: heat generation due to current
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5385

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] heat generation due to current
On 28/06/2012 18:22, mete.ozturk wrote:

I meant that.

Sorry I find your posts very hard to understand. Have you looked at the
Verification Manual problem VM173 which seems to be a simple example o ...
  Topic: heat generation due to current
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5385

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] heat generation due to current
On 28/06/2012 17:55, mete.ozturk wrote:


I've already tried some those element types before what I couldn't clarify is a) 'ANSYS is using the joule heating as a default equation' is that right?

No i ...
  Topic: heat generation due to current
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5385

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] heat generation due to current
On 28/06/2012 16:53, mete.ozturk wrote:


I need to apply heat generation due to current depends on the electrical resistivity

As I understand from the User Manual the heat generation due to current ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Surface stress extraction in Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 9112

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Surface stress extraction in Ansys
On 28/06/2012 12:59, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
You can use "old school" SOLID45. It has surface stress capability built in.

Providing you stick to brick elements;you certainly ...
  Topic: Application of Gaussian heat flux
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 8834

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Application of Gaussian heat flux
On 27/06/2012 23:25, debabrata.podder wrote:
Can any one help me out how to apply a gaussian moving heat flux without using GUI ???

Search the archives. I am pretty sure this has been discussed in t ...
  Topic: [WB] create super element
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2344

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] create super element
On 26/06/2012 10:09, celian.collas wrote:

Does somebody knows if it is possible to create a super element based on a workbench model by insertion of command line ?

I have find in the help (// APDL ...
  Topic: Beam188 - New techonology element
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 15939

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Beam188 - New techonology element
On 26/06/2012 16:03, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

From recent events Ansys kills an element slowly - weaning us old farts off them slowly. First they remove the help and documentation of the ...
  Topic: Beam188 - New techonology element
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 15939

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] Beam188 - New techonology element
On 26/06/2012 15:53, pedro.almeida wrote:

Just another one, in the next versions of ANSYS, the legacy elements will disappear? Because I'm doing a long term project in my PhD and I don't want to use ...
  Topic: [Xansys] acceleration with symmetry model.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1033

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] acceleration with symmetry model.
On 26/06/2012 02:48, Ananthakrishnan, Banupriya wrote:
I'am working on a symmetry model, in which i have to apply acceleration. Should I apply half of the acceleration value since I'am using half mode ...
  Topic: Time Step -determination
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 12346

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Time Step -determination
On 25/06/2012 14:36, Gaurav Chaudhary wrote:
When I give different time step , for a same load step. I get very
different results( ie temperature vs time is very different), so both temp.
at intermedi ...
  Topic: Writing load step results using command objects in WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 6659

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Writing load step results using command objects in
On 20/06/2012 21:31, laura.tolliver wrote:

I am trying to post-process the time-history results in MAPDL. However, when I plot the displacement output only the results from the second load step appea ...
  Topic: [Struct] copy mesh on area
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5760

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct] copy mesh on area
On 20/06/2012 13:59, giovanni.magliola wrote:

For my work for the university I must mesh two areas in the same way.
In practice i have an aeral along a direction (eg. x direction) and an other area a ...
  Topic: How to work with Physics environment !!!
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2421

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to work with Physics environment !!!
On 16/06/2012 20:08, debabrata.podder wrote:
How to work with physics environment in ansys to deal with coupled field thermal-structural transient analysis !!!

Is there any feedback from the structur ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS Workbench-Scripting
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 9120

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS Workbench-Scripting
On 14/06/2012 19:03, Sameer Jade wrote:

I have a question regarding Ansys workbench. I have a model in WB and
I am doing a parametric study. I have an input parameter which is a
radius which I have p ...
  Topic: Layered shell submodeling
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 8408

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Layered shell submodeling
On 15/06/2012 02:23, Christopher Wright wrote:

How about we put every new subscriber through hell week?

First--all newbies must wear a dink when posting
No Sig? Flamed (Thank you, sir! May I have a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Multiple element sizes in same area
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1375

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] Multiple element sizes in same area
On 15/06/2012 03:10, nzai7551@uni.sydney.edu.au wrote:

Does anyone know how can I create two element sizes on the same area particularly at the edge of the area?

Apply line sizing to the lines bound ...
  Topic: Surface to Surface Radiation and conduction
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2083

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Surface to Surface Radiation and conduction
On 14/06/2012 21:31, ketan.mittal wrote:

Anny suggestion on how I can do this? I use ansys workbench 14

Please explain why you have chosen to flout the XANSYS rules and post
without a signature sho ...
  Topic: Workbench Mechanical Mesh
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 9766

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench Mechanical Mesh
On 13/06/2012 17:30, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Fix the manual? Ha-ha good one! I bet "EMID" doesn't even exist in workbench and those poor Neanderthals using MAPDL ought to go ...
  Topic: [Struct] Fail to mesh area which contains hard points
Martin Liddle

Replies: 27
Views: 18020

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct] Fail to mesh area which contains hard poin
On 13/06/2012 00:17, giovanni.magliola wrote:

The problem is that I don't known to mesh area with hardpoints.
I fail to mesh area which contains hard points.

You have been told repeatedly that using ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Define real constant & glue contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 6869

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] Define real constant & glue contact
On 11/06/2012 06:29, nzai7551@uni.sydney.edu.au wrote:

I have problems in defining real constant in Macro. I have four materials for my model, but when I run it, it was stated that real constant set ...
  Topic: [Struct] Fail to mesh area which contains hard points
Martin Liddle

Replies: 27
Views: 18020

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Struct] Fail to mesh area which contains hard poin
On 07/06/2012 17:25, giovanni.magliola wrote:

some rivets are not correct and I have deleted hardpoints not correct and i have created the new ones.

When I mesh the area interested it appears this e ...
  Topic: [Xansys] improving mesh quality
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4291

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] improving mesh quality
On 05/06/2012 18:47, jacob.wernik@rogers.com wrote:

I have a rather large model with nearly half a million 3d elements. I am running into an issue with highly distorted elements that cause the simula ...
  Topic: Multilinear elasticity and current technology elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 10637

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: Multilinear elasticity and current technology el
On 04/06/2012 13:20, Stefano Garbin wrote:
And also did anyone notice the problem with command snippets (matid not corresponding) when using hex dominant mesh?

I have seen this in models where there ...
  Topic: Where is the reaction moment distributed using cerig?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7672

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Where is the reaction moment distributed using ceri
On 01/06/2012 21:03, jiazhu.hu wrote:

Thanks for your discucsion.

You have now made three successive posts without any signature. Any
repetition of this behaviour will results in your immediate re ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Command for connecting line in Ansys Macro
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4728

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Command for connecting line in Ansys Macro
On 30/05/2012 10:01, nzai7551@uni.sydney.edu.au wrote:
I am a beginner in Ansys Classic. I have problems to connect multiple keypoints in straight line in one command line.

KSEL,S,,,105,97,1 !Lin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] *GET Linearized stress value
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2248

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] *GET Linearized stress value
On 25/05/2012 11:50, Metrisin, Joe wrote:
Did you even bother to RTFM? It's clearly documented.

I must admit I missed it at first glance. The magic word in the *get
documentation is SECTION.

--
...
  Topic: Defining Nitinol Material Properties through an APDL Command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 9323

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Defining Nitinol Material Properties through an APD
On 24/05/2012 00:34, niki.ikin wrote:

I think the problem is that I have a body made of 5 parts, so I am having to input the command for each of them. The MATID defines the material number would I ha ...
  Topic: Defining Nitinol Material Properties through an APDL Command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 9323

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Defining Nitinol Material Properties through an APD
On 22/05/2012 09:33, niki.ikin wrote:

Is there a line of code I could enter before my material code to delete the selected material? Or is there a better way to enter a user defined material?

MPDELE ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] Extrude area along a line
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 3564

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] Extrude area along a line
On 19/05/2012 14:57, abid.khan wrote:

Can you please explain a bit more that where can I find that option in mapdl?

MAPDL is Classic and I am not aware of such an option. You will have to
find ano ...
  Topic: [MAPDL] Extrude area along a line
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 3564

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] Extrude area along a line
On 19/05/2012 14:37, abid.khan wrote:
I want to just extrude an area along a line just like we do sweep in pro-e or inventor. I'll be glad if anyone help because I need it very badly. Please help.

In ...
  Topic: Do I need contact element?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1689

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Do I need contact element?
On 18/05/2012 23:52, nor.mohdhashim wrote:
But in modeling, if I glue them together without contact element between them, are forces will be transferred to each other?

Yes you can glue them together ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]: Friday off-top subject - Gun barrel machinin
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 19867

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:16 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]: Friday off-top subject - Gun barrel machinin
On 18/05/2012 18:14, Metrisin, Joe wrote:

Anyway, my question is: How on earth are they able to machine a hole in a 20" long tube that's less than a quarter inch in diameter, and with a 0.0002 ...
  Topic: Using BISO option in WB 11
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2271

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Using BISO option in WB 11
On 18/05/2012 10:35, andreas.goumas wrote:
A colleague of mine is running a simple plastic analysis in WB 11. He has specified a simple bilinear curve. He sets the yield point to be 171 MPa, but the m ...
  Topic: Ansys Workbench - Fluid Pressure Penetration
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 10182

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Workbench - Fluid Pressure Penetration
On 18/05/2012 05:16, boobalan.srinivasan wrote:

I am working in Ansys Workbench 13.0, I had worked in Ansys Classic, where Fluid pressure penetration load can be applied.
But I could not get a way to ...
  Topic: 2D Stress/displacement as input to 3D analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 7734

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] 2D Stress/displacement as input to 3D analysis
On 07/05/2012 17:43, fabiano.fumes wrote:

3 - Apply (using some routine) all the residual stresses found in step 1 to the 3D model, because all the data in 2D will be repeated radially in 3D;


My qu ...
  Topic: mass 21 in RS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3482

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] mass 21 in RS
On 07/05/2012 15:03, dimitri.minakov wrote:
This is what I would like to know, what type of connection should I use, I am using a beam element 189.

Are the rotational degrees of freedom of the beam e ...
  Topic: mass 21 in RS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3482

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] mass 21 in RS
On 07/05/2012 14:26, dimitri.minakov wrote:

I am running a response spectrum of a model with a mass just resting on it.

How is the mass connected to the rest of the model?
--
Martin Liddle, Tynemou ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Surface Projection Based Contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1011

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:29 am   Subject: [STRUC] Surface Projection Based Contact
I wondered if anybody had experimented with the Surface Projection Based
Contact option (keyopt(4) =3) and how it compared with the Gauss point
method?
--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services ...
  Topic: [mapdl] what new in ansys 14 mapdl
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1470

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [mapdl] what new in ansys 14 mapdl
On 04/05/2012 11:51, abid.khan wrote:
hi all, Can anyone tell me that what's new in ansys 14 specifically in mapdl.

I would have said no major changes in Mechanical APDL but lots of small
changes i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] find the number of time points in analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] find the number of time points in analysis
On 01/05/2012 14:51, Purushotham Pakala wrote:
Martin,
I issued the suggest command and it gave me an error stating that
"Unknown label in field 5(NSET) of *GET command".
I looked into the * ...
  Topic: [Xansys] find the number of time points in analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:33 pm   Subject: [Xansys] find the number of time points in analysis
On 30/04/2012 23:25, Purushotham Pakala wrote:

Is there a way in APDL by which we can get the number of time-points
(sets) used by ANSYS to solve a problem.

*get,numpoints,active,,nset

You can prov ...
  Topic: stress Linearization across the thickness of vessel
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 6057

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] stress Linearization across the thickness of vessel
On 30/04/2012 12:27, vikas.naik wrote:
Now the problem is that , as per ASME SECTION VIII DIV II i will have to make the path ( liner path connecting 2 nodes) across the thickness of the vessel wher ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS][STRUC]Why do solid elements have no rotati
Martin Liddle

Replies: 23
Views: 28066

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:12 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS][STRUC]Why do solid elements have no rotati
On 27/04/2012 18:24, Grudzinski, James J. wrote:
This is interesting. I can only imagine the purpose of such an element would be for connecting elements such as beams and shells to solids? Was there ...
  Topic: Meshing Errors
Martin Liddle

Replies: 26
Views: 28753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Meshing Errors
On 27/04/2012 17:16, CHRISTABEL BORG wrote:
Can you please
identify the advantages of first meshing the interior with solids and then
meshing the exterior surfaces using ESURF command, rather than the ...
  Topic: Meshing Errors
Martin Liddle

Replies: 26
Views: 28753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Meshing Errors
On 27/04/2012 14:54, CHRISTABEL BORG wrote:

Thanks Jim. In fact, yes that was what I opted for then, however I first
meshed my exterior areas using shell 181 elements and then meshed the
interior vol ...
  Topic: Meshing Errors
Martin Liddle

Replies: 26
Views: 28753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Meshing Errors
On 27/04/2012 01:51, CHRISTABEL BORG wrote:
I am already using an element size of 2mm using quadrilateral free meshing
from mesh tool.

So how thick is the structure?

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Com ...
  Topic: Meshing Errors
Martin Liddle

Replies: 26
Views: 28753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:36 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Meshing Errors
On 27/04/2012 01:22, christabel.borg wrote:

Can any one please, inform me whether the purpose of this error states that these transitional pyramid elements will not be forming in between the quadrila ...
  Topic: [Xansys] R: [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 980

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
On 26/04/2012 07:53, Testi Riccardo wrote:

would you mind letting me know what the overall sponsorship cost would be?
Apart from that, I am comfortable with the current XANSYS structure, but I unders ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5427

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
On 25/04/2012 14:22, Dugal, Clifford wrote:

I'm also curious as to why you want to do your own group hosting. Could we not just go with an existing group provider? (I really haven't looked into what' ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5427

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:12 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Future Development of XANSYS
On 24/04/2012 20:41, Chuck Ritter wrote:
If XANSYS goes to web based forum software, I'll pay five bucks - a year
- if you keep the meebo 'toolbar' off the site.

I have no intention of going to a sol ...
  Topic: How to mesh this model?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 6982

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to mesh this model?
On 24/04/2012 17:49, jiazhu.hu wrote:

I create the areas for each part first. Then I wanted to use APTN, ASBA, and other Boolean operation commands to divide the areas into sub-areas according to the ...
  Topic: How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 17163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
On 24/04/2012 16:21, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
I bet 3,000+ were grad students who subscribed, got their
homework/thesis done, graduated, and now no longer have access to the
emails.... :- ...
  Topic: How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 17163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
On 24/04/2012 15:39, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
If you just got a pound for a lifetime membership each.....

A pound a year would be closer to the mark.


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Comput ...
  Topic: How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 17163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to model the radial stiffness of a tire
On 24/04/2012 14:30, Rod Scholl wrote:


So with 2000+ list members

Pretty close to 4000 members actually.
--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
www.tynecomp.c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Two bodies contact definition who are initially not
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 861

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] Two bodies contact definition who are initially not
On 24/04/2012 10:30, Abhijit Deshmukh wrote:

I need some support in ANSYS Mechanical WB. I am doing a couple field analysis(Thermal - structural ). To simplify my question, assume two rectangular bod ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Force vs. moment convergence criteria...
Martin Liddle

Replies: 15
Views: 19504

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Force vs. moment convergence criteria...
On 12/04/2012 18:18, Christopher Wright wrote:

I suspect WB would benefit greatly from a feature which automatically
replaces contact elements with coupled DOF or translational
constraints to ground ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis Step From Min. Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2435

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis Step From Min. Displacement
On 12/04/2012 02:04, evan.crawford wrote:
The model is built using the SOLID185 element then meshed using Hex/sweep. I use the contact analysis wizard so I'm unsure of the contact elements being used. ...
  Topic: Contact Analysis Step From Min. Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2435

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Contact Analysis Step From Min. Displacement
On 11/04/2012 22:29, evan.crawford wrote:
I am doing a project on pump rod string failures in Saskatchewan. I have built a very simple model that takes survey points from the drillers and builds a tub ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Pre-stress Modal Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 7978

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pre-stress Modal Analysis
On 11/04/2012 05:46, Rad, Hamid wrote:


I am trying to model a part to do Pre-stress Modal Analysis in ANSYS Workbench 13.0. I run the model in Modal. It does not allow me to apply a load. If I tr ...
  Topic: custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual Fortan
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 17326

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
On 10/04/2012 17:27, wenzyn.lim wrote:

Thanks for the immediate reply. I am currently using ANSYS 13.0 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011 (Fortran trial ver.) at the ...
  Topic: custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual Fortan
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 17326

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
On 10/04/2012 16:09, wenzyn.lim wrote:

I have gone through the guide from Sheldon but the compiling and linking still give the same error. The subroutine that I use for the attempt is the uel101.F (f ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Mass Units
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 18448

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Mass Units
On 30/03/2012 18:33, Christopher Wright wrote:

On Mar 30, 2012, at 6:22 AM, xansys05@tynecomp.co.uk wrote:

Workbench handles units differently to Classic.
Maybe because I've had some instruction and ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Mass Units
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 18448

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Mass Units
On 30/03/2012 05:58, Christopher Wright wrote:

You can probably convert the acceleration input from g
with a little in-line APDL) I've never occasion to work this out with
WB because I've never had o ...
  Topic: [STRUC] Mass Units
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 18448

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Mass Units
On 30/03/2012 02:17, steven.hanssen wrote:


The input accel curve from our test lab is in units of g's. My results correlate nicely with measured results when I use MASS (lbm) X 386.4 X g for accele ...
  Topic: [APDL] Equivalent Classic method for WB User Defined Result
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 9104

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Equivalent Classic method for WB User Define
On 29/03/2012 17:28, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
You might want to elaborate what a "user defined expression" is. Is it an equation or some values from an equation?

It is an expre ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MAPDL] - Surface Nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 8710

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MAPDL] - Surface Nodes
On 29/03/2012 16:40, Nickerson, Seth T wrote:


I have a question regarding how to apply loads or boundary conditions to
a free surface of a mesh.



Hopefully I am overlooking something simple?

NSEL ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] General
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 13566

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] General
On 29/03/2012 03:16, Louis-Philippe A Bibeau wrote:
I think that you can force WB to restart the mechanical application when
solving a large number of design points (see picture).

Louis-Philippe A Bi ...
  Topic: [APDL] Mesh issue. APDL vs WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 18653

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Mesh issue. APDL vs WB
On 27/03/2012 15:06, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Is mapped meshing any easier in WB than APDL? Does it have a more powerful meshing tools capabilities.

WorkBench has mapped meshing and swee ...
  Topic: [APDL] Mesh issue. APDL vs WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 18653

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Mesh issue. APDL vs WB
On 27/03/2012 13:09, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
I'm not a WB user, but my impression is that APDL has more meshing control than WB. More complex commands perhaps, but lots of options contro ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [xansys] Fatigue Analysis in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10266

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys] Fatigue Analysis in ANSYS
On 23/03/2012 20:02, Rad, Hamid wrote:

Does this mean fatigue strength reduction factor Kf is one which is accounted for all the modification factors such as size, surface condition, so on? If so, t ...
  Topic: Shock calculations
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5550

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Shock calculations
On 23/03/2012 10:11, maarten.janse wrote:

Maarten Janse

Please add your company name to all future posts to comply with the
XANSYS rules. Thanks.


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
...
  Topic: [STRUC] Time History Post Processor Results
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 5584

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Time History Post Processor Results
On 23/03/2012 08:51, ian.hale wrote:

Looking at the input script ansys requires after this command, am I able to ask for Min and max?

Typically if you want to ask for minimum or maximum you need to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [xansys] Fatigue Analysis in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 10266

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys] Fatigue Analysis in ANSYS
On 21/03/2012 16:55, Rad, Hamid wrote:

I am trying to model a simple mechanical part in ANSYS 13.0 to do fatigue analysis.

From theory point of view, I follow Shigley's method in which modification ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [xansys ]obtaining reaction forces
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1693

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys ]obtaining reaction forces
On 21/03/2012 16:33, Ramasamy, Ellankavi wrote:

I would like to get the nodal reaction force data and store in a file. I find this necessary because I am running a batch script that runs

about 15-20 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Question on Meshing on ANSYS Workbench 13
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6165

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Question on Meshing on ANSYS Workbench 13
On 19/03/2012 22:13, Rad, Hamid wrote:
Thank you for your response! In Mechanical Modeler, I select all parts under Geometry. When I right click, I do not get the option for "Form New Part" ...
  Topic: [APDL] Visual Basic and Ansys
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4705

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Visual Basic and Ansys
On 19/03/2012 22:45, abel.muniz wrote:

I'm wondering if there is any way to run VB programs under ansys. The VB app will only create the inp file which will be then read into ansys.

Not sure I under ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Question on Meshing on ANSYS Workbench 13
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 6165

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Question on Meshing on ANSYS Workbench 13
On 19/03/2012 17:36, Rad, Hamid wrote:

I am trying to mesh an assembly built in ANSYS 13. Mesh of different parts do not have common nodes.

You need to form a multi body part. Instead of reading t ...
  Topic: Contact type question for workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 5008

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contact type question for workbench
On 19/03/2012 11:04, dimitri.minakov wrote:

The model on the image is a simple support with 3 fixed points to the wall. The beams 1,2 and 3 are connected only with one bolt. When I load the model to ...
  Topic: [xansys] grouping nodes
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 7518

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys] grouping nodes
On 16/03/2012 13:45, Mike Sobol wrote:
Named Selections are the Workbench form of components. You can find them in the version 14 documention here:

// Mechanical Application User's Guide // Features ...
  Topic: temperature dependent load enquiry
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3740

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:00 pm   Subject: [Xansys] temperature dependent load enquiry
On 15/03/2012 01:10, zhang.li wrote:

in electrical machines, my copper loss is dependent on resistance, and resistance is dependent on temperature. hence, i would like to input my coil heat generatio ...
  Topic: Nodal stresses in shell elements (top/bottom)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 30
Views: 33077

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] Nodal stresses in shell elements (top/bottom)
On 13/03/2012 15:59, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

I always believe, when possible, bricks (SOLID45 not those fancy dancy 2xx series jobs) are WYSWYG and it difficult to go wrong with them.. ...
  Topic: [APDL][STRUC][DYNM] Strange warning from LS-DYNA output
Martin Liddle

Replies: 28
Views: 31163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:24 am   Subject: Re: [Xansys] [APDL][STRUC][DYNM] Strange warning from LS-DYN
This is rather funny. It sounds like a Monty Python skit.

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

I suspect the OP is wondering what the fuss is about. He posted via the Forum interface where ...
  Topic: [xansys] OMEGA: different res. when modeling in mm vs meters
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys] OMEGA: different res. when modeling in mm
On 28/02/2012 17:57, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
Consistent units. I bet we've all been burned by that once!

I would speculate that most of us have messed up more than once.

--
Martin Lid ...
  Topic: [xansys] OMEGA: different res. when modeling in mm vs meters
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 7163

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [xansys] OMEGA: different res. when modeling in mm
On 28/02/2012 15:35, stefano.garbin wrote:

Maybe I am missing something very basic but in a static analysis of a disc sector with internal pressure and rotational velocity I get different results if ...
  Topic: change nodes color
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 6553

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] change nodes color
On 28/02/2012 15:20, fabio.rodrigues wrote:

By the way, I want to make multiple windows. Ansys only allow up to 5 different windows? Is it correct?

But I have another problem: when I execute /window ...
  Topic: Converting low order elements to high order
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1816

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Converting low order elements to high order
On 28/02/2012 10:00, andreas.goumas wrote:

I have inherited a model that uses low order solid45 elems, is there a way to converte them to high order solid95? Something like the reverse of tchg comman ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB][Struc]Do loop with solve command, substeps, lo
Martin Liddle

Replies: 25
Views: 25807

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Warning and Error Messages
On 27/02/2012 15:06, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

First one is straight forward. If you read up on constraint equations - the theory is for small displacements. (Imagine your Ux/UY relation ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [DM]Import of user defined cross sections
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2439

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:20 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [DM]Import of user defined cross sections
On 24/02/2012 19:09, Brink, Emil wrote:

If you use ASCDM you can import sections or build up your own section
library. The sad part is that WB treats custom sections as "user
integrated" an ...
  Topic: [DM]Import of user defined cross sections
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 822

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:30 am   Subject: [DM]Import of user defined cross sections
Recent versions of Design Modeler have had the capability to allow users
to sketch a User Defined cross section for beam elements (similar to the
Classic capability) and the program then calculates ...
  Topic: [Xansys] meshing algorithm in APDL and WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1887

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] meshing algorithm in APDL and WB
On 24/02/2012 10:14, Benjamin Franklin wrote:
In Ansys11.0 itself I am finding difference
in meshing between WB and MAPDL.

The Workbench meshers have always been good at getting some sort of a
mesh ...
  Topic: [Xansys] meshing algorithm in APDL and WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 1887

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] meshing algorithm in APDL and WB
On 24/02/2012 06:25, Benjamin Franklin wrote:

Generally parts which are too difficult to mesh in APDL are getting
meshed easily in workbench. Is Ansys software uses different algorithm for
meshing in ...
  Topic: contour plot of post processed arrays
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 18073

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] contour plot of post processed arrays
On 23/02/2012 23:32, fabio.rodrigues wrote:
I'm using Mechanical APDL.

Ok. I can't immediately think how to do exactly what you want. If it
is possible to rewrite your code to use the element tabl ...
  Topic: contour plot of post processed arrays
Martin Liddle

Replies: 19
Views: 18073

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:13 pm   Subject: [Xansys] contour plot of post processed arrays
On 23/02/2012 22:26, fabio.rodrigues wrote:

I have 3 arrays with N rows and 3 columns each - 1st and 2nd columns are x and y coordinates and the 3rd column is the result of some array operations. Now ...
  Topic: [WB][EMAG]Status of Winding Tool
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 861

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:45 am   Subject: [WB][EMAG]Status of Winding Tool
Can anyone confirm the status of the Winding Tool in Design Modeler (for
creating electrical windings). It is shown in the version 13
documentation as a legacy feature which suggests that it is sti ...
  Topic: sparse solver output
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4477

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] sparse solver output
On 17/02/2012 10:43, sunil.jha3 wrote:

This is my first post seeking some help, I am using 64 bit machine with 8GB ram,my current analysis taking lot of time to solve.It is nonlinear static analysis ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Nlgeom,on in Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 9554

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Nlgeom,on in Workbench
On 16/02/2012 12:11, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
What makes you think NLGEOM,ON is not set?

The error message the OP is getting refers to NLGEOM. I suspect the
error message is misleading ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modeling ultrahigh performance fibre reinforced con
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1959

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] modeling ultrahigh performance fibre reinforced con
On 13/02/2012 08:48, Zaini, Shaharudin wrote:
May I know the command/step on how to restraint a single using ANSYS WB R13?

Select a single vertex and apply a displacement of zero in the required
dir ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] AL gives different results depending on orde
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19120

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] AL gives different results depending on orde
On 13/02/2012 07:20, Palagyi, Peter (E O IP TI GTC CEF 1 2) wrote:

mosshack and antediluvian are added to my vocabulary now.... XOX?

XOX is the (not very good) solid modelling kernel that ANSYS uses ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] AL gives different results depending on orde
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19120

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] AL gives different results depending on orde
On 10/02/2012 17:12, Brian Burkhart wrote:

But, if XOX is antediluvian, then those of us who used ANSYS before XOX was even around ought rightly be referenced as dinosaurs...

But what does that make ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Negative Radius on Axisymmetric Model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1076

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Negative Radius on Axisymmetric Model
On 09/02/2012 17:59, Mariana Kruntcheva wrote:
I imported a parasolid 2D geometry (areas in xy plane) from solid works in ANSYS Classic. The geometry did not appear as solid surfaces but as outlines.
...
  Topic: [APDL] Creating paths
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 4489

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Creating paths
On 09/02/2012 10:17, abel.muniz wrote:

I'm working on a macro which I hope would help me to create paths and linearize stresses. I need both points of the path to be normal to the surface analyzed. R ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [DM]. rididly translating geometry
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2780

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [DM]. rididly translating geometry
On 09/02/2012 10:22, Ramasamy, Ellankavi wrote:


I would like to know if there is a possibility to rigidly translate a geometry in Design Modeler. This

would be very helpful as I have to assemble qu ...
  Topic: [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinate system.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 7259

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinat
On 07/02/2012 12:52, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

Got "classic"? (new tag line)

It has been undocumented in Classic for a very long time so it is
present in Workbench to exactly ...
  Topic: [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinate system.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 7259

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinat
On 07/02/2012 12:41, ivan.maione wrote:

I also tried to create a toroidal coordinate system (centered in (0,0,0) and r = 6) using

LOCAL, 16, 3, 0, 0, 0,,,,6,


So presumably that worked other than t ...
  Topic: [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinate system.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 7259

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ANSYS WB 13.0] Apply loads in a toroidal coordinat
On 07/02/2012 11:14, ivan.maione wrote:

I have a problem in applying loads with toroidal symmetry. The problem is simple: I have a conductor with the shape of a torus (circular cross section) and I w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Contacts in Ansys workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 2426

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Contacts in Ansys workbench
On 07/02/2012 08:36, Ankit Patel wrote:

It is a box type of frame and its has been designed on pro/E. In ordrer to
leave a space for welding draughtsman has left 1 mm gap between each and
every plate ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modeling ultrahigh performance fibre reinforced con
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1959

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] modeling ultrahigh performance fibre reinforced con
On 06/02/2012 10:00, Zaini, Shaharudin wrote:


1. Contact issues how to solve this issue for simply supported beam. When I use bonded contact between the half cylindrical steel support and soffit of ...
  Topic: [APDL] Problem w Ddele when loading Acoutic Pulse in fluid29
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 5520

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Problem w Ddele when loading Acoutic Pulse i
On 03/02/2012 02:21, chean.lee wrote:
Am i phrasing the question wrong? Or is there truly no one here who can help me? Or is the solution to this problem so obvious? :cry:

There will not be many peo ...
  Topic: Quick question I'm ashamed to ask you
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2106

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Quick question I'm ashamed to ask you
On 02/02/2012 10:28, pierre.cassagnes wrote:
Thanks Martin, it works even if I receive Warning messages:

"Element ** of *GET command is undefined
Line=*GET,mat_num,ELEM,elem_num,ATTR,MAT
The *GE ...
  Topic: Quick question I'm ashamed to ask you
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 2106

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Quick question I'm ashamed to ask you
[quote="pierre.cassagnes"]Do you know if there is a way to get these modulus? [/quote]
Please use a meaningful title.

Try *get,AParam,EX,MatNum,TEMP,Atemp

Where Aparam holds the resul ...
  Topic: Moving coordinate system in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 30113

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] Moving coordinate system in ANSYS
On 30/01/2012 17:57, joshua.hogg wrote:


cerig,%Nmaster%,%Nslave%,UXYZ

The % signs don't look right to me, Why not just

cerig,Nmaster,Nslave,UXYZ

?

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services ...
  Topic: [Xansys] copy deformed shape and solution / something like a
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 772

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] copy deformed shape and solution / something like a
On 23/01/2012 12:01, Talmon, Andreas wrote:

Now I would like to make a plot where I can see the solution (deformed shape,stress,...) of several periodic cells next to each other.

I am searching for ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ***SUSPECT*** Re: [WB] Want to select outer surface
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 9692

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] ***SUSPECT*** Re: [WB] Want to select outer surface
On 10/01/2012 02:37, Christopher Wright wrote:

Talk about damning with faint praise Does anyone at ANSYS Inc
realize that ANSYS is an engineering tool? That time spent learning
to program javascript ...
  Topic: Cyclic symmetric analysis using WB 11
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 9241

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:36 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Cyclic symmetric analysis using WB 11
On 09/01/2012 19:48, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

Thought the original post was for static structural analysis, not
modal....

The example I had to hand was for modal and the OP stated that h ...
  Topic: Cyclic symmetric analysis using WB 11
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 9241

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] Cyclic symmetric analysis using WB 11
On 09/01/2012 16:51, andreas.goumas wrote:
I am looking for a more in depth procedure on how to do this in WB 11. I was wondering if anyone has done this. I have performed such an analysis in classic ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ***SUSPECT*** Re: [WB] Want to select outer surface
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 9692

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] ***SUSPECT*** Re: [WB] Want to select outer surface
On 09/01/2012 16:50, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

I think being critical of WB puts you with the majority on this
list.....

Does it? I think both have advantages and disadvantages and for
...
  Topic: [WB] Want to select outer surfaces of body
Martin Liddle

Replies: 24
Views: 28411

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Want to select outer surfaces of body
On 09/01/2012 11:57, ognjen.matic wrote:

Next, I would be interested in a good book which explains javascripts, without mentioning Internet explorer& HTML. A book which is universal, not one whi ...
  Topic: [mapdl] mesh refining
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 5893

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] [mapdl] mesh refining
On 30/12/2011 13:56, Muhammad Abid Khan wrote:
But I don't need it in this way. I want finness in only one layer.

Perhaps if you explained why you need a single layer of refinement we
might have a b ...
  Topic: [mapdl] mesh refining
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 5893

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:34 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [mapdl] mesh refining
On 29/12/2011 20:21, abid.khan wrote:
Please the image below and this image is a screenshot of zoomed rectangular area which has been meshed to get the grid. The element encircled red is edited in msp ...
  Topic: [Xansys] R: R: R: Inertia relief and submodels - addendum
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1031

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: R: R: Inertia relief and submodels - addendum
The papers that Riccardo Testi described are now available for download
from:

http://www.tynecomp.co.uk/Xansys/conrod_motorbike_application.pdf

and

http://www.tynecomp.co.uk/Xansys/intake_valve_bi ...
  Topic: R: [Xansys] R: Inertia relief considered
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 7157

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: R: R: R: Inertia relief considered
On 23/12/2011 10:07, Testi Riccardo wrote:
may I use the xansys-mod@tynecomp.co.uk address?

Yes.


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
www.tynecomp.co.uk

...
  Topic: Spring-Damper in ANSYS Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 11889

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] Spring-Damper in ANSYS Workbench
On 23/12/2011 09:37, ashkan.hosseinloo wrote:

Does anyone know how to add a spring-damper element in ANSYS Workbench? it was easy in Classic as one could simply add a combin14 element between two poi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] matrix27
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3940

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] matrix27
On 13/12/2011 15:09, Kharade, Suhas wrote:
IT should work...

As matrix27 follows nodal coordinates

But nodal coordinate systems are always cartesian.


--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] tapered pressure on a line
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1979

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] tapered pressure on a line
On 11/12/2011 15:09, Muhammad Abid Khan wrote:

Will this direction remain constant? I mean if I make an apdl program and
on the basis of direction, I have applied the pressure. And if I do little
mo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] tapered pressure on a line
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1979

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] tapered pressure on a line
On 11/12/2011 13:10, Muhammad Abid Khan wrote:
I want to apply tapered pressure on a curved line. I need to apply 50 psi
on one end and 500 psi on other end. How can I know that which end of line
is ...
  Topic: How exporting an ANSYS model to be read in NASTRAN
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 17970

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] How exporting an ANSYS model to be read in NASTRAN
On 09/12/2011 07:46, celian.collas wrote:

I'm wondering if it is possible to export an ansys model (workbench 12.1) into nastran format.
I'm working with ANSYS workbench 12.1 and my customer is worki ...
  Topic: [Xansys] The same problem was run in ANSYS 10.0, but is not
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 852

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] The same problem was run in ANSYS 10.0, but is not
On 09/12/2011 07:32, Md. Robiul Awall wrote:
And these models were run correctly in ANSYS 10.0.
But this time our university installed ANSYS 13.0 and I cannot run the
same problem in ANSYS 13.0.
The e ...
  Topic: Can't get a coil spring to converge with proper coil contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 11919

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Can't get a coil spring to converge with proper coi
On 08/12/2011 01:20, jeff.check wrote:

I have even turned off large deformations.
The ends of coil are bonded to the seats (steel plates)
frictionless contact between the coil body and itself, also h ...
  Topic: Can't get a coil spring to converge with proper coil contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 18
Views: 11919

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Can't get a coil spring to converge with proper coi
On 08/12/2011 03:20, jeff.check wrote:

Thinking about ways to do a 'guide' test.

Have not tried the transient dynamic at all yet.. hmm!!

Thanks very much for the ideas Ernst.

Your signature has y ...
  Topic: Workbench in Batch, WB js Commands
Martin Liddle

Replies: 43
Views: 37062

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Bearing Load in WB / Mechanical
On 01/12/2011 07:52, Salit, Dr. Victor -IDC- wrote:
WB has some annoying defaults. Two of them are: creating (too many)
contact pairs

You can change the contact detection tolerance.


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  Topic: Workbench in Batch, WB js Commands
Martin Liddle

Replies: 43
Views: 37062

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Bearing Load in WB / Mechanical
On 30/11/2011 21:01, Chuck Ritter wrote:

Thanks, but I'd rather know whatinhell he's up to.

I completely agree but a peak at the ds.dat reveals all.

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  Topic: Workbench in Batch, WB js Commands
Martin Liddle

Replies: 43
Views: 37062

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Bearing Load in WB / Mechanical
On 30/11/2011 17:51, Barry-Kingwill wrote:

Strange how often the "better" solution offered here on this
forum/discussion group, seems to be a "Classic" solution.

In my view that ...
  Topic: Workbench in Batch, WB js Commands
Martin Liddle

Replies: 43
Views: 37062

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Bearing Load in WB / Mechanical
On 30/11/2011 17:42, Chuck Ritter wrote:
In ANSYS Classic, the surface effect elements like Surf154 can do what
you want. You can apply a distributed traction in any vector direction
on either full or ...
  Topic: Uniform Radial Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1625

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] Uniform Radial Displacement
On 26/11/2011 17:11, moazzam.habib wrote:
i am using a linear model not non linear! should i go for a non linear model?

You will not get residual stress using a linear model. XANSYS is not a
beginn ...
  Topic: Uniform Radial Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1625

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] Uniform Radial Displacement
On 26/11/2011 01:42, moazzam.habib wrote:

can u further guide me, how can i put compressive residual stresses onto this metal sheet? i am first applying radial displacement and then deleting on 2nd s ...
  Topic: Uniform Radial Displacement
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 1625

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Uniform Radial Displacement
On 22/11/2011 04:37, moazzam.habib wrote:

I have got a metal plate with a hole in the centre. I want to put compressive residual stresses on the hole. Therefore I need to do radial displacement aroun ...
  Topic: Metal bar into rubber or plastic bushing interference issues
Martin Liddle

Replies: 21
Views: 12715

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Metal bar into rubber or plastic bushing interferen
On 20/11/2011 12:11, Fischer, Richard wrote:
I dont seem to have good luck with augmented La Grange. If you are failing to converge because of excessive penetration, then switching to pure penalty wi ...
  Topic: Metal bar into rubber or plastic bushing interference issues
Martin Liddle

Replies: 21
Views: 12715

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Metal bar into rubber or plastic bushing interferen
On 20/11/2011 08:56, jeff.check wrote:

Joseph, how many steps to i need to get started? i picked 6 in this case, with a min of 4 and max of 20. thanks for that information.. although its still not c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to apply bearing load in ANSYS classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 11648

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to apply bearing load in ANSYS classic
On 03/11/2011 10:37, surendren.balasubramanian@pricoltech.com wrote:

But how to include the bearing pressure distribution, it looks we need to do a big do loop operation.

For sinusoidal distribution ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to apply bearing load in ANSYS classic
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 11648

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to apply bearing load in ANSYS classic
On 03/11/2011 08:40, surendren.balasubramanian@pricoltech.com wrote:

Could you please help me how can I apply bearing load in ansys classic. I figured out there is no way we can apply bearing load li ...
  Topic: Automating GRPH exports
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 20140

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Automating GRPH exports
On 03/11/2011 04:43, Mitch Voehl wrote:

I use

/ui,copy,save,png,,,,portrait,yes

although I believe I read on XANSYS only a week or two ago that the
/UI,COPY command was broken at version 13. Can a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to change cartesion coordinate to polar coordin
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2285

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to change cartesion coordinate to polar coordin
On 30/10/2011 11:51, Anand Mohan Nakka wrote:


On 30/10/2011 09:30, Anand Mohan Nakka wrote:

i modeled a gear in ansys, and i want to rotate about z-axis to 10
degrees. for this i need to change the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to change cartesion coordinate to polar coordin
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2285

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to change cartesion coordinate to polar coordin
On 30/10/2011 09:30, Anand Mohan Nakka wrote:

i modeled a gear in ansys, and i want to rotate about z-axis to 10
degrees. for this i need to change the cartesion coordinate to polar
coordinate.
Utili ...
  Topic: How to apply material properties to components
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 14815

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to apply material properties to components
On 30/10/2011 10:55, khoa.vo wrote:

By the way, have you ever used Hypermesh? When I export a mesh from Hypermesh, I just can export the elements and nodes. Then it's hard to define the contact surfa ...
  Topic: How to apply material properties to components
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 14815

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to apply material properties to components
On 28/10/2011 01:54, khoa.vo wrote:

Firstly I import *.igs file to Hypermesh to mesh the model. In hypermesh, I meshed and created different components. Then I exported the .cdb file and imported bot ...
  Topic: Automating GRPH exports
Martin Liddle

Replies: 22
Views: 20140

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:21 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Automating GRPH exports
On 27/10/2011 22:53, christopher.simpson wrote:
Thanks to everyone for the responses, I am familiar with the UI and /SHOW macros to generate images. However, using these commands on a number crunching ...
  Topic: Corrupt db file
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 8295

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Corrupt db file
On 24/10/2011 07:24, uffe.eriksen wrote:

It sounds a bit like you are trying to read it using /INPUT instead of using RESUME (the error message sounds like ANSYS is trying to parse some binary, silly ...
  Topic: Corrupt db file
Martin Liddle

Replies: 8
Views: 8295

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Corrupt db file
On 22/10/2011 17:32, saurabh.prabhu wrote:

I am trying to open an Ansys db file generated in 2006 in version 7.0. I suspect that the file may have been corrupted in some file transfer process. The co ...
  Topic: How to DELETE files
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 16331

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to DELETE files
On 18/10/2011 11:53, Gomez, Kenneth (Perth) wrote:
ANSYS doesn't have a command to remove files automatically.

What about /FDELE?

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Chesterfield, Derbys ...
  Topic: How to DELETE files
Martin Liddle

Replies: 13
Views: 16331

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to DELETE files
On 18/10/2011 11:07, nor.mohdhashim wrote:

I am sorry if this question is a bit silly, but I do not know how to delete files. I have a lot of files during my learning session and now my computer is o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] Animation software.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 22924

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [General] Animation software.
On 14/10/2011 16:21, Metrisin, Joe wrote:
I'm trying to make some transient, time dependent animations which will probably have over 100 images. The ANSYS animation utility craps out on this, and als ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Plotting to file to be able to import into PowerPoi
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 11907

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Plotting to file to be able to import into PowerPoi
On 13/10/2011 14:34, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

I am using Windows 7, but I don't think I'm using "Aero". Just old
"black screen" Ansys 13 classic....

I had not seen ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Plotting to file to be able to import into PowerPoi
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 11907

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Plotting to file to be able to import into PowerPoi
On 13/10/2011 14:01, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

Why does /UI not work like it used to????

Did you see the post from Dave Conover about this being a known issue if
you are using Aero on Ei ...
  Topic: Need help in fluid structure interaction problem (FLUID30)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 5199

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Need help in fluid structure interaction problem (F
On 10/10/2011 11:36, naresh.boppudi wrote:

Iam trying to model a circular Diaphragm(shell63) coupled with fluid element (fluid 80/30). the model is look like 'glass filled with water and turndown on ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Kinematic Hardening model
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 963

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Kinematic Hardening model
On 09/10/2011 07:52, NitinSMatkar@Eaton.com wrote:

I am performing the pressure analysis of coupling where I am using the
nonlinear material properties. I am using KINH model with yield as 145
ksi an ...
  Topic: Hlep:How to understand the snipet of APDL script?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4102

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Hlep:How to understand the snipet of APDL script?
On 05/10/2011 14:25, wei.wang wrote:


Could any one help me to understand the command line"type,3$real,4$mat,4$tshap,carc" in the APDL script snipet below.Thanks a lot.


Wei.Wang
mkwang@fz ...
  Topic: [Xansys] problem with Stress-strain curve
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 7984

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] problem with Stress-strain curve
On 04/10/2011 15:13, Norea Nuon wrote:

In ANSYS classic (version 13), I have a strange error in the log-file:

*** ERROR *** CP = 1.342 TIME= 09:46:17
For material 1 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] contact study of bucket-disk assembly
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 924

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] contact study of bucket-disk assembly
On 04/10/2011 08:44, Pritam Bhat wrote:

I am performing pre-stressed modal analysis for single bucket& disk
assembly of steam turbine.

To simulate this I am using standard contact instead of bo ...
  Topic: Interference fit simulation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 8494

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Interference fit simulation
On 04/10/2011 05:08, soundararajan.deepanraj wrote:

I am simulating the model of pin and hole with the interference fit in Ansys workbench 11.I gone for refinement mesh in both the pin and hole.I use ...
  Topic: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
On 03/10/2011 15:00, Christiane Caouette wrote:

You're not missing the blindingly obvious: try the Programmer's Manual
for a lot more details about the process of compiling UPFs, page 100
(v12) for t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
On 03/10/2011 14:32, Christiane Caouette wrote:

Actually, the documentation says v10.1 or higher for the Fortran
compiler,

I was looking at Table 2.1 in the Installation guide and I don't see the
n ...
  Topic: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] custom compile errors of UPFs by using Intel Visual
On 02/10/2011 04:10, Wei WANG wrote:

the software: Intel Visual Fortran 11. 0.061;Microsoft Visual studio 2008;ANSYS 12.1;Microsoft Windows 7 32bit;Intel CPU

As I read the documentation, the require ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to undo 'merge nodes' command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2863

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to undo 'merge nodes' command
On 21/09/2011 16:22, Chuck Ritter wrote:

For classic at least, you can create a replay file by
pasting the log file from the last save you did to the last command you want
to enter.

Isn't that exact ...
  Topic: how to undo 'merge nodes' command
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 9940

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to undo 'merge nodes' command
On 21/09/2011 14:40, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:

2) Unfortunately, the only "undo" is an earlier version of the database. When you save (I'm talking classic here - not WB - do did ...
  Topic: [Apdl] terminating the analysis which needs long time
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2734

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Apdl] terminating the analysis which needs long ti
On 21/09/2011 10:29, jalil.jalali wrote:
Dear Experts, I have to do a lot of analysis with a batch file. I want to terminate the analysis which needs longer than one hour time. Is it possible to do th ...
  Topic: Link 10 element commands in Ansys Workbench 12.1
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12399

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] Link 10 element commands in Ansys Workbench 12.1
On 19/09/2011 06:29, anh.truong wrote:

I created and assembled the geometry in CATIA before importing into Workbench. Both cable and bone are modeled as 3D solid elements. The contact condition bet ...
  Topic: Link 10 element commands in Ansys Workbench 12.1
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 12399

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Link 10 element commands in Ansys Workbench 12.1
On 18/09/2011 13:07, anh.truong wrote:
I am doing an analysis about the fixation system of a broken bone. The system includes a plate which will be located on the lateral side of the broken femur and ...
  Topic: [WB] Unable to acquire license over VPN on Windows 7
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1757

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:38 pm   Subject: Re: Ansys VPN
[quote="vance.mahan"]did you have any luck sorting your VPN problem? I am having the same issue.[/quote]
There are two things wrong with your post:

1. You must quote your name and compa ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FLUID30 - Acoustic duct problems examples
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1856

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] FLUID30 - Acoustic duct problems examples
On 09/09/2011 15:09, Doug Williford wrote:
Greetings,

Can anyone point me to some public domain, practical problems for using
FLUID30 elements? I have done obvious "Google" searches, but h ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis - Zero results
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 4529

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis - Zero results
On 09/09/2011 08:09, Chatti, Visweswara wrote:

All contacts should be bonded and linear.

I don't think that is correct. The behaviour of contacts will be
linearised at solution time to either bond ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis - Zero results
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 4529

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] Harmonic Analysis - Zero results
On 09/09/2011 07:51, Benjamin Franklin wrote:

Analysis shows zero stress
and displacement value for all frequencies. Can anyone find the reason for
getting zero results?

I assume you applied forces ...
  Topic: Ansys Classic, save plots
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19945

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Classic, save plots
On 08/09/2011 15:49, Pyland, James wrote:
Maybe you can set up the membership request form so that it only works if the complete information is provided, and then that info is always attached to each ...
  Topic: Ansys Classic, save plots
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19945

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Classic, save plots
On 08/09/2011 15:33, David Gross wrote:

I don't know how you escaped Martin's wrath,

Martin is very busy. I have moderated the OPs account so that I will
catch up with him next time. Thanks for p ...
  Topic: mapped mesh for solid
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2341

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] mapped mesh for solid
On 08/09/2011 12:59, nor.mohdhashim wrote:

i am nor, phd student at university of bristol, uk. Thank you for your answer, I'd tried it and seems work on glue command but not booalean> add. If I h ...
  Topic: [Xansys] R: [WB] Version 13 Workbench Mechanical meshing pr
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 926

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] R: [WB] Version 13 Workbench Mechanical meshing pr
On 07/09/2011 14:53, Testi Riccardo wrote:

have you tried to right-click on the relevant error message? One element in the pop-up menu should allow you to highlight the problematic geometry.

Riccard ...
  Topic: [WB] Version 13 Workbench Mechanical meshing problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 996

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:49 am   Subject: [WB] Version 13 Workbench Mechanical meshing problem
I am working on some complicated geometry using the default patch
dependent tetrahedral mesher in Workbench Mechanical version 13. I have
been experimenting with the pinch tolerance and the defeatu ...
  Topic: mapped mesh for solid
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2341

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] mapped mesh for solid
On 06/09/2011 13:14, nor.mohdhashim wrote:

My problem is, I want to do mapped mesh to my solid model having a hole in the middle. I divided the model quarterly. and mesh it, it's works but when I wan ...
  Topic: Symmetry on cylindrical rod impacting on wall
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Symmetry on cylindrical rod impacting on wall
On 26/08/2011 11:46, pang.xin wrote:

I have 2 questions

Firstly it is essential when posting to XANSYS that each message
includes your full name and the name of your company (or university if
stil ...
  Topic: Structural-magnetic coupled contact
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3765

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] Structural-magnetic coupled contact
On 26/08/2011 09:01, yunxin.gao wrote:

I am trying to solve a structure-magnetic coupled problem with contact pairs by directly-coupled method. Any advice on the information on coupled contact elemen ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Transient dynamic Workbench examples or tutorials?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 5485

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:21 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Transient dynamic Workbench examples or tutorials?
On 11/08/2011 20:21, Hsieh, Pei-Ying (H USA) wrote:


Any suggestions or tutorials or examples will be highly appreciated.

I probably have a example problem somewhere (may have come from a
training ...
  Topic: [Xansys] SECDATA reverses top/bottom shell stress in rst
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 4791

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] SECDATA reverses top/bottom shell stress in rst
On 09/08/2011 10:25, Mihai Ilinca wrote:

this being my first post here, I want to ask you to please let me know if I can make my question any clearer. Is there any more information I should provide, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Pretension on shell elements
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1542

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pretension on shell elements
On 08/08/2011 05:49, Paulson.Parayil@Emerson.com wrote:

Solid elements are capturing the stress due to pretension load while Shell elements not capturing the stress due to pretension load.

Are you ...
  Topic: error in meshing PIPE288
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 20239

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:53 pm   Subject: [Xansys] error in meshing PIPE288
On 02/08/2011 19:57, abdalellah.mohmmed wrote:

actually that what happened I created the model by
1-creating 4 key points
2-create straight line between 2 points
3-extrude the line about axis
finally ...
  Topic: error in meshing PIPE288
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 20239

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:49 pm   Subject: [Xansys] error in meshing PIPE288
On 30/07/2011 17:14, abdalellah.mohmmed wrote:
I successfully completed the mesh and obtained my result but I want to ask you. when you use LMESH for meshing the model only the lines will appear or en ...
  Topic: error in meshing PIPE288
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 20239

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] error in meshing PIPE288
On 30/07/2011 00:02, abdalellah.mohmmed wrote:

I am using PIPE288 to conduct fatigue analysis for submarine pipe but when I was trying to mesh the model an error occured
"ELEMENT TYPE1 IS APIPE ...
  Topic: Incremental contour plots
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] Incremental contour plots
On 24/07/2011 11:21, einar.christensen wrote:

Sorry for the poor description of the problem. It is a non-linear plasticity analysis using Mechanical APDL.

I am sure there are lots of ways to do this ...
  Topic: Incremental contour plots
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:00 am   Subject: Re: Incremental contour plots
[quote="einar.christensen"]Can anyone help me with how to obtain incremental vector/contour plots, i.e.
a plot of the increment of the variable of interest by going from a load substep to a ...
  Topic: [WB] misterious nodal forces
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3060

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] misterious nodal forces
On 12/07/2011 20:28, stefano.sgado wrote:
>
> The strange issue is also that for some reason, if within workebench the solution is rerunned after clearing the results, sometimes the problem occu ...
  Topic: [WB] Add Clearance to Compression Only Surface?
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 6751

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Add Clearance to Compression Only Surface?
On 12/07/2011 14:40, andrew.kelly wrote:
> Using Workbench 12.1
>
> Wondering if it's possible to add clearance to a compression-only surface support (e.g. via command object).
>
> Use ...
  Topic: J-integral
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 724

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] J-integral
On 07/07/2011 19:54, santosh.chary wrote:
>
> Thanks
>
and goodbye.

--
Martin Liddle, Tynemouth Computer Services,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.
www.tynecomp.co.uk

Post generated using ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] [APDL] asymmetric constraints
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] [APDL] asymmetric constraints
On 24/06/2011 12:22, Luisier Benot wrote:
>
> I did not thought about using a macro to loop around the selected nodes and remove those where the constraining force is tensile. I think I'll go ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] [APDL] asymmetric constraints
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 4742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] [APDL] asymmetric constraints
On 24/06/2011 09:52, Luisier Benot wrote:

> So perhaps you know how to apply the asymmetric constraint I was talking about or you have other suggestions to simplify the boundary conditions? Do y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADPL] ADPL and UPF in Window XP 32bit.
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 4920

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] ADPL and UPF in Window XP 32bit.
On 22/06/2011 10:06, wonjae.lee wrote:

> What did i wrong??
>
Failed to include you name and company (or university if still a
student) on your posting. You have been a member for less than a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] licensing policy with multi core machines
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 939

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] licensing policy with multi core machines
On 20/06/2011 12:51, Humt, Juergen (E F PR SU R&D COT TMEC) wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> some time ago ansys changed the licensing policy for multi core
> computers to each core using one li ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 10473

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
On 20/06/2011 11:47, Andrei STEFANCU wrote:
>
> Would it be more advisable in terms of accuracy of results and analysis
> run-time to use elements with mid-side nodes or increase the number o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 10473

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
On 20/06/2011 10:48, Andrei STEFANCU wrote:
> I did a transient analysis. With 2-3 layers of brick elements without
> midpoint through the thickness of the body (used different materials). The
& ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] [APDL] transiant thermal analysis: set body te
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1672

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] [APDL] transiant thermal analysis: set body te
On 19/06/2011 14:46, Mógor-Győrffy Róbert wrote:
> In the simulation the product somehow should be isolated from the rest of
> the model as it is removed in real and convection BC must be app ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Structural - selecting restrained nodes with negati
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3438

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Structural - selecting restrained nodes with negati
Kurt

You are sending the messages to the wrong email address. You should be
using xansys@xansys.org. Thanks

Martin

On 18/06/2011 19:31, Kurt Jordan wrote:
> I'm interested in being able to se ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 12
Views: 10473

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] thermomechanical analysis
On 17/06/2011 23:56, Andrei STEFANCU wrote:
>
> What I have there are 2 solid one of them made of Structural Steel NL (as
> provided by the ANSYS Library) and the other one Concrete (ANSYS Li ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thermal shell contact problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1240

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal shell contact problem
On 17/06/2011 19:28, Devesh Pande wrote:

> 1. Two thin layers (thickness of 10^-5 m each) of composite material are bonded to a solid material like foam.
> 2. A third layer of the same thicknes ...
  Topic: [OTHER] Possible Training Course in UK on Seismic Analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1168

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:12 am   Subject: [OTHER] Possible Training Course in UK on Seismic Analysis
I am looking for expressions of interest in organising a one day
training course in the UK (venue probably Midlands) on Seismic Analysis
with ANSYS using the Response Spectrum method. The course wo ...
  Topic: ANSYS 12.1 UPF
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2592

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS 12.1 UPF
On 13/06/2011 17:23, mete.ozturk wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Altough I have experience in FLUENT, I'm a new user forANSYS.
> Regarding my reseach I need to use ANSYS UPF to customize a load
& ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ structural ] evaluation of secondary stresses in
Martin Liddle

Replies: 17
Views: 20317

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Vector graphics output
On 08/06/2011 18:21, Christopher Wright wrote:
> We never had much luck with the
> png format--I never did get a vector graphic output with png.

png is not a vector format. It is a lossless bi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] PRRFOR vs PRRSOL
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 13479

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] PRRFOR vs PRRSOL
On 01/06/2011 23:13, Christopher Wright wrote:
>
> I'm almost sure I heard that PRRFOR was not to be used but I don't
> remember why.
>
It is documented at version 13 and I am reasonably c ...
  Topic: Postprocessing cross-section average stress value
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 4585

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] Postprocessing cross-section average stress value
On 31/05/2011 11:47, zhang.li wrote:
>
> i would like to extract the average hoop stress at the cross section area of a cylinder, to estimate the tangential force.
>
> 1) do i need to prep ...
  Topic: How to keep strain during multiple analysis
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1226

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to keep strain during multiple analysis
On 30/05/2011 21:33, rebecca.bonnaire wrote:

> My problem is I need to add elements between two part of my resolution. For example :
> In one part, I apply forces in my structure (/prep7) and s ...
  Topic: Transient analysis of MEMS on APDL and Duffing Curve
Martin Liddle

Replies: 30
Views: 24350

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Get CE numbers associated with a node
On 27/05/2011 15:44, Gallagher, Keith J. wrote:
>
> Does anyone know a simple way to get the range of CE's associated with a
> master node?
>
> Or some other way to grow out the nodes t ...
  Topic: Transient analysis of MEMS on APDL and Duffing Curve
Martin Liddle

Replies: 30
Views: 24350

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Transient analysis of MEMS on APDL and Duffing Curv
On 27/05/2011 16:07, nicolas.martin wrote:
>
> I RTFM and I noticed that Beta Damping can be written equal to
> Beta = 2x/w0 with x damping ratio and w0 circular frequency.
Agreed.

> And ...
  Topic: Get DOF results based on Location
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 1936

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 3:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Get DOF results based on Location
On 15/05/2011 21:20, mohan.rajendran wrote:
>
> I am an student, I am doing an transient analysis, I can take the results from the nodes of interest. But I have to get results from some particul ...
  Topic: [Xansys] - OT- -OT- RE: WB: Corrupt mesh (WAY OFF TOPIC)
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 3447

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 3:23 pm   Subject: [Xansys] - OT- -OT- RE: WB: Corrupt mesh (WAY OFF TOPIC)
On 11/05/2011 22:59, Christopher Wright wrote:
>
> On May 11, 2011, at 1:43 PM, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
>
>> No, no WorkStench here. I like my Coke and Ansys the same way ...
  Topic: Post processing in Work Bench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 6
Views: 9865

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] Post processing in Work Bench
On 11/05/2011 14:34, glenn.villa wrote:
> As a relatively new user of ANSYS, and specifically the work bench environment, I am amazed by the lack of a comprehensive post processing guide provided ...
  Topic: Effect of initial excitation on a structure
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2567

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] Effect of initial excitation on a structure
On 09/05/2011 10:57, asmi.rizvi wrote:
>
> I am trying to analyze the effect of initial excitation on a structure over a period of time. Which analysis type should I be using to get the deflec ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Determine element normal direction
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19185

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Determine element normal direction
On 29/04/2011 22:36, dan_miller@jk-co.com wrote:

>
> Although me email address contains both my name and my company, but understood.
>
Try looking at how the post appears on the Forum. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Determine element normal direction
Martin Liddle

Replies: 10
Views: 19185

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Determine element normal direction
On 29/04/2011 21:12, dan_miller@jk-co.com wrote:
>
> I should have read it more completely first.
>
> Since you're looking at air flow, and all of the forces on your cylinder should br ...
  Topic: [XANSYS]Some questions about contact problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2910

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS]Some questions about contact problem
On 21/04/2011 02:31, shi.wei wrote:
> The two areas are the same materials and the same elements. So the contact element uses the default real constant. You have not answer me the actual questions ...
  Topic: [XANSYS]Some questions about contact problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 3
Views: 2910

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS]Some questions about contact problem
On 20/04/2011 16:25, shi.wei wrote:

> It is hard for me to understand "the contact pressure" in ANSYS. Is there some relations between the contact pressure and the stress components--- ...
  Topic: [Xansys] step files into DM
Martin Liddle

Replies: 14
Views: 7924

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] step files into DM
On 13/04/2011 13:32, Scott Richardson wrote:
> There's times when I can have a few individual step files read into DM
> fine, but when I put them together in an assembly one of them comes in a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench 12.1 - Changing scale of Max Principle St
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 17548

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench 12.1 - Changing scale of Max Principle St
On 12/04/2011 14:29, eric.pennell@parker.com wrote:
> Having a really hard time visualizing the strain field on a part. There
> are some really high localized strains but the majority of the ...
  Topic: Multilinear Othortropic Usermat and Hill Plasticity
Martin Liddle

Replies: 45
Views: 38267

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Multilinear Othortropic Usermat and Hill Plasticity
On 08/04/2011 10:13, anthony.mctigue wrote:
> What the hell is this? You're filling my thread with useless crap
> when I'm desperately trying to find answers so I can get my PhD
finished.
...
  Topic: Modeling a hook in ANSYS
Martin Liddle

Replies: 16
Views: 16824

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Modeling a hook in ANSYS
On 30/03/2011 22:31, AMES wrote:

> only around 2.2. (or what was the rev. no. in 70/71, anyone?)
>

I thought the first version of ANSYS was 70/71. I first dabbled with
ANSYS in 1977 an ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Plastic strain with BEAM188/189
Martin Liddle

Replies: 0
Views: 1873

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Plastic strain with BEAM188/189
This is posted on behalf of a former colleague who is not an XANSYS
subscriber.

Previously, I have used beam4 elements to determine strains in thin
walled steel tubes. However the latest version ...
  Topic: Ansys Batch mode - write output result file
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 18823

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Batch mode - write output result file
On 21/03/2011 15:13, hugo.policarpo wrote:

> I'm using APDL to generate my analysis in Ansys. Then I'm using Matlab to interface with Ansys in batch mode. My problem is the following:
> If I ...
  Topic: Import Catia material and parameters in Workbench
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 6807

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] Import Catia material and parameters in Workbench
On 16/03/2011 15:07, guillaume.chevallier wrote:
> To import my Catia geometry, I use CADNEXUS/CAPRI v 3.08.
>
> The import of geometry is working very well.
>
> Now, I would like ...
  Topic: Material with Different Tension and Compression Behaviour
Martin Liddle

Replies: 7
Views: 7400

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Material with Different Tension and CompressionBeha
On 16/03/2011 11:42, Bohlen, Dan (GE Aviation, US) wrote:
>
> I think an older method involved using a macro to do manual checks to
> find material in compression/tension and then changing ...
  Topic: Automation of boundry conditions
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 8597

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Automation of boundry conditions
On 15/03/2011 14:28, Njde Henrik wrote:
> I have already spent quite some time searching the internet,
> but haven't found any evidence that such plug-in for catia exists.
>
I think yo ...
  Topic: Launching Mechanical APDL through DOS Batch SCript
Martin Liddle

Replies: 11
Views: 23916

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Launching Mechanical APDL through DOS Batch SCript
On 14/03/2011 23:22, STEVE GROOTHUIS wrote:
>

> I am going to date myself with this statement:
>
> PDP-11 (1980 - Lansing Community College)
>
Yup, definitely a youngster. I st ...
  Topic: ANSYS APDL PDS - Corrlation Matrix Problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 2448

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:22 am   Subject: ANSYS APDL PDS - Corrlation Matrix Problem
[quote="anthony.mctigue"]Apologies. I presumed the profile information on the left hand margin was considered as your signature.[/quote]

But that information is not transferred when the m ...
  Topic: ANSYS APDL PDS - Corrlation Matrix Problem
Martin Liddle

Replies: 5
Views: 2448

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:47 am   Subject: ANSYS APDL PDS - Corrlation Matrix Problem
When posting to XANSYS it is essential that you include your full name and company (or university if still a student) on every posting. Final warnng.
  Topic: [Xansys] Is Ansys/flotran able to simulate magnetic field dr
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 3028

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Is Ansys/flotran able to simulate magnetic field dr
On 25/02/2011 08:20, 蓝吉兵 wrote:

> I am going to simulate a magetic field drived liquid metal flow.
>
> Ansys is a multifield solver. My quesition is IS ansys/flotran able to simulate
& ...
  Topic: [STRUC] user input stiffness matrix
Martin Liddle

Replies: 4
Views: 3676

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:58 am   Subject: [STRUC] user input stiffness matrix
When posting to XANSYS you must include your full name and company (or university if still a student) on every post. When posting via the Forum you can automate this by filling in the signature block ...
  Topic: Applying Emperical Termp (|T1-T2|^n) to Gap HTCs
Martin Liddle

Replies: 9
Views: 2944

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:07 am   Subject: Re: Applying Emperical Termp (|T1-T2|^n) to Gap HTCs
[quote="christopher.hubley"]Does anyone know how to multiply HF by an empirical term for near field free convection across contact pairs? [/quote]

You have made multiple posts to XANSYS w ...
  Topic: Transient thermal analysis SCRIPT for WB
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1638

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:26 am   Subject: Re: Transient thermal analysis SCRIPT for WB

That isn't the way to do a multiple load step analysis in Mechanical. Try using the help system and searching on "Transient thermal"; on my system the third item refers to Workbench Mecha ...
  Topic: Magnet Rotation
Martin Liddle

Replies: 2
Views: 2798

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:04 am   Subject: Magnet Rotation
Please make sure that you comply with the XANSYS rules and state your
full name and company (or university if still a student) on every post.
You sent this message via the forum and you can autom ...
  Topic: STRESS-STRAIN CURVE
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 1399

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:21 am   Subject: Re: STRESS-STRAIN CURVE
[quote="ehsan.mohammadpour"]I want to input the stress-strain curve data for my material to consider its nonlinear behavior. Please someone tell me that the stain is ln(l/l) or (delta l)/l f ...
  Topic: [APDL] Temperature dependant alpx
Martin Liddle

Replies: 1
Views: 2350

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:12 am   Subject: [APDL] Temperature dependant alpx
My guess (not tested) is that the problem is that you have supplied