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glenn.villa
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:34 am  Reply with quote

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 by ANSYS. Has anyone on this forum found any guides or had experience adjusting the output plots?
I want to be able to control the look and content of results plots from one project to another.

A short list of desired abilities:
Establish a cut plane through a numeric location/point at a numeric angle/normal direction
Set the view center to a numeric point/location and zoom value.
Set the deformation scale to an exact value.
Edit the content of the results title block.
Set the plot region to a numeric size and aspect ratio.
Display a deformed outline on the color results showing geometry edges/curves.

And finally get this information into an importable form so that every new project/model can have the same setup.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:50 am  Reply with quote

Dear all,

I’m running a structural-thermal (frictional heat generation) analysis
using ANSYS WB 12. I’m using a Transient Analysis with the temperature
DOF’s activated.

I’ve run the analysis on a small scale model ( two bodies sliding one
against the other) and it worked fine, got the results I wanted. Now, I’m
trying to expand the problem and go to what I wanted and what I was
actually looking for but I’ve got some troubles.

I’m using conta 174 with augmented Lagrange formulation, FKN=1e-3 (even
though it involves high penetrations it should lead to faster converging
solutions) keyopt 9 = 1 and kewopt 10 = 2. I’m also using solid226 with
keyopt 1 = 11 and I’ve kept the material properties from the previous
case.

The static case (without the frictional heat generation and using solid95)
was successful.

The problem doesn’t converge from the beginning (in the first load step a
pretension force is applied). The curious thing (hopefully on for me) is
that the heat flow criterion is the one that’s not being satisfied.

Since the problem occurs in the first time step, when the pretension is
applied I’m thinking that the pretension element is the one to blame, but
I would expect failures in terms of force and not heat.

Am I getting things wrong or is there something that I’m missing.

Any suggestion is most welcomed

Andrei

Convergence issue



Andrei Stefancu
Structural Mechanics Department
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Technical University of Iasi, Romania.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 6:51 am  Reply with quote

Glenn,

#1 - You can define construction geometry and build planes attached to user-defined coordinate systems...and then scope results to the construction plane. Or you can use Matt Sutton's guide to scripting in a cut-plane: http://www.padtinc.com/blog/post/2011/03/30/Mechanical_Script_P5.aspx

#2 - Upper left-hand corner, above the tree outline in Mechanical, when you are viewing a result item. Punch in your own number there

#3 - Haven't done a lot here, mostly has the title block contains information about the current settings (e.g. units, time, date, etc). If you change the name on the Project Page it will propagate to the title block

#4 - I typically manually resize the graphics window...so you're right in that regard

#5 - While viewing results, the third button to the right from the displacement scaling control allows you to turn on different edge controls, but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.


Hope this helps,

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From: glenn.villa [mailto:glenn.villa@rexnord.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:34 AM
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Subject: [Xansys] Post processing in Work Bench

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 by ANSYS. Has anyone on this forum found any guides or had experience adjusting the output plots?
I want to be able to control the look and content of results plots from one project to another.

A short list of desired abilities:
Establish a cut plane through a numeric location/point at a numeric angle/normal direction
Set the view center to a numeric point/location and zoom value.
Set the deformation scale to an exact value.
Edit the content of the results title block.
Set the plot region to a numeric size and aspect ratio.
Display a deformed outline on the color results showing geometry edges/curves.

And finally get this information into an importable form so that every new project/model can have the same setup.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.






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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:51 am  Reply with quote

Doug:

I successfully created an construction plane based on a user defined
coordinate system. However, when I insert a new stress result, under
scoping method, I tried both "geometry selection" and "surface". I can pick
the geometry surface, but I can not pick the "construction plane". Please
advice.

Boyang (Bo) Hong
R & D Engineering
Converteam/Electric Machinery
800 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
phone: 612-378-8248


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Doug Oatis <doug.oatis@padtinc.com> wrote:

> Glenn,
>
> #1 - You can define construction geometry and build planes attached to
> user-defined coordinate systems...and then scope results to the construction
> plane. Or you can use Matt Sutton's guide to scripting in a cut-plane:
> http://www.padtinc.com/blog/post/2011/03/30/Mechanical_Script_P5.aspx
>
> #2 - Upper left-hand corner, above the tree outline in Mechanical, when you
> are viewing a result item. Punch in your own number there
>
> #3 - Haven't done a lot here, mostly has the title block contains
> information about the current settings (e.g. units, time, date, etc). If
> you change the name on the Project Page it will propagate to the title block
>
> #4 - I typically manually resize the graphics window...so you're right in
> that regard
>
> #5 - While viewing results, the third button to the right from the
> displacement scaling control allows you to turn on different edge controls,
> but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> ______________________________
> Doug Oatis
> Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Simulation
> CAE Support and Training
> PADT, Inc.
> www.padtinc.com
> 480.813.4884 x158
> doug.oatis@padtinc.com
>
> Simulation - Product Development - Rapid Prototyping
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: glenn.villa [mailto:glenn.villa@rexnord.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:34 AM
> To: xansys@xansys.org
> Subject: [Xansys] Post processing in Work Bench
>
> 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 by ANSYS. Has anyone on this forum found any guides or had
> experience adjusting the output plots?
> I want to be able to control the look and content of results plots from one
> project to another.
>
> A short list of desired abilities:
> Establish a cut plane through a numeric location/point at a numeric
> angle/normal direction
> Set the view center to a numeric point/location and zoom value.
> Set the deformation scale to an exact value.
> Edit the content of the results title block.
> Set the plot region to a numeric size and aspect ratio.
> Display a deformed outline on the color results showing geometry
> edges/curves.
>
> And finally get this information into an importable form so that every new
> project/model can have the same setup.
> Thank you in advance for any assistance.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:01 am  Reply with quote

I strongly suggest downloading Matt Sutton's macro that creates cut
planes at a user defined location. It is a nice tool and may help you
with some of your post processing.

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Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [Xansys] Post processing in Work Bench

Doug:

I successfully created an construction plane based on a user defined
coordinate system. However, when I insert a new stress result, under
scoping method, I tried both "geometry selection" and "surface". I can
pick
the geometry surface, but I can not pick the "construction plane".
Please
advice.

Boyang (Bo) Hong
R & D Engineering
Converteam/Electric Machinery
800 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
phone: 612-378-8248


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Doug Oatis <doug.oatis@padtinc.com>
wrote:

> Glenn,
>
> #1 - You can define construction geometry and build planes attached to
> user-defined coordinate systems...and then scope results to the
construction
> plane. Or you can use Matt Sutton's guide to scripting in a
cut-plane:
> http://www.padtinc.com/blog/post/2011/03/30/Mechanical_Script_P5.aspx
>
> #2 - Upper left-hand corner, above the tree outline in Mechanical,
when you
> are viewing a result item. Punch in your own number there
>
> #3 - Haven't done a lot here, mostly has the title block contains
> information about the current settings (e.g. units, time, date, etc).
If
> you change the name on the Project Page it will propagate to the title
block
>
> #4 - I typically manually resize the graphics window...so you're right
in
> that regard
>
> #5 - While viewing results, the third button to the right from the
> displacement scaling control allows you to turn on different edge
controls,
> but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.
>
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> ______________________________
> Doug Oatis
> Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Simulation
> CAE Support and Training
> PADT, Inc.
> www.padtinc.com
> 480.813.4884 x158
> doug.oatis@padtinc.com
>
> Simulation - Product Development - Rapid Prototyping
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: glenn.villa [mailto:glenn.villa@rexnord.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:34 AM
> To: xansys@xansys.org
> Subject: [Xansys] Post processing in Work Bench
>
> 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 by ANSYS. Has anyone on this forum found any guides or
had
> experience adjusting the output plots?
> I want to be able to control the look and content of results plots
from one
> project to another.
>
> A short list of desired abilities:
> Establish a cut plane through a numeric location/point at a numeric
> angle/normal direction
> Set the view center to a numeric point/location and zoom value.
> Set the deformation scale to an exact value.
> Edit the content of the results title block.
> Set the plot region to a numeric size and aspect ratio.
> Display a deformed outline on the color results showing geometry
> edges/curves.
>
> And finally get this information into an importable form so that every
new
> project/model can have the same setup.
> Thank you in advance for any assistance.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:08 am  Reply with quote

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 by ANSYS. Has anyone on this forum found any guides or had experience adjusting the output plots?
> I want to be able to control the look and content of results plots from one project to another.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:01 pm  Reply with quote

Hello All,
Thank you for the responses.

#1 Establish a cut plane through a numeric location/point at a numeric angle/normal direction
I've just downloaded Matt's script and tried it. It looks like a good fix.

#2 Set the view center to a numeric point/location and zoom value.
Well it looks like ISO and Fit to View are as close as I'll get for now.

#3 Set the deformation scale to an exact value.
Aha, a solution that should have been intuative.

#4 Edit the content of the results title block.
Very limited.

#5 Set the plot region to a numeric size and aspect ratio.
I think I found a work around for this one. Takes a bit of interactive work. First determine the desired aspec ratio. Then output a test plot, right click and check it's properties/Details. Keep resizing the window until you get the desired size in the plot.

#6 Display a deformed outline on the color results showing geometry edges/curves.
I-Deas would allow a deformed outline rather than an undeformed outline. It looks like this one will have to be a user request to ANSYS.

It will be interesting to see if there are some solutions still out there.
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