# WORKSHOP 2

Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis

Objectives:
s Create a new database. s Create a geometry model of a clevis. s Change the graphics display.

MSC.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook

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this exercise also covers display tools and render styles. The clevis will be modeled using parametric solids. the geometry model will be created with smaller six sided solids. or mapped solids can have no more than 6 faces. In addition to geometry creation. Because parametric. All necessary dimensions are provided.1 8 3/4 4 1/4 Suggested surface boundaries y x 2 Dia 2 Radius MSC. Figure 2.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-3 .WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Model Description: Figure 2.1 is a geometry model of the clevis shown on the title page.

s Turn all the entity labels off and render the model in a Hidden line render style. s Create the bottom half of the model by mirroring all of the solids about the y-axis mirror plane located at y=0.0].Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook .db. s Create a Surface Model of the top half of the clevis. s Create the remaining Solids that represent the last two thirds of the model in the width direction (z-direction). Place the center of the hole at [0. s Create Solids that represent the first third of the solid model’s total width. s Copy the Solids along the Z-axis to model the Solid thickness.Suggested Exercise Steps: s Create a new database called clevis. 2-4 MSC. s Set geometry preference to PATRAN 2 convention.0.

New Database Name: OK In the New Model Preference form set the following: Tolerance: Analysis Code: Analysis Type: OK NOTE: Whenever possible. Create a Point on the inner radius of the hole in the clevis. xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Create Curve Revolve Create Point XYZ [1. toggle off the u Auto Execute option by left clicking the check box. File/New.db..Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-5 . xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Point Coordinates List Apply 3. 2. Create a new database called clevis.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Exercise Procedure: 1. Revolve the Point to sweep 4 Curves that will define the upper half of the radius of the hole in the clevis. 0.. 0] xDefault MSC/NASTRAN Structural clevis s PATRAN 2 Convention MSC.

Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook .0] [0. xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Type: Origin: Point on Axis: Create Coord 3 Point Cylindrical [0.0. Figure 2. Create a Cylindrical Coordinate Frame located at the center of the hole.3 180 4 Point 1 Figure 2.2 shows the newly created geometry.0.Axis: Total Angle: Curves per Point: Point List: Apply Coord 0.1] 2-6 MSC. 4a.2 Y Z X 4. Use a Curvilinear Transformation to create the outer radius of the lug by radially translating the curves that define a quarter of the hole.

0> Curve 1.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-7 . 2 [1.3 T Y Z X Z R MSC. Figure 2. Coordinate Frame Translation Vector Curve List: Transform Curve Translate x Curvilinear in Refer.3. 0.0.0] Apply The model should resemble the Figure 2.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Point on Plane 1-3 Apply xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Type of Transformation: Refer. CF Coord 1 <1.

0> [-2.: xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Starting Curve List: Ending Curve List: Apply The model should resemble Figure 2.4. Use the Circular Arcs to define Surfaces. Create Surface Curve Curve 1. xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Vector Coordinates List: Origin Coordinates List: Apply Create Surface XYZ <-4. 0] 6. Define the Surfaces for the upper half of the model. 2 Curve 5.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook . 2. 6 2-8 MSC.5. 0.

Show labels Display lines Starting Curve List: Curve 4 The next Surface is bound by Curve 4 and the Surface Edge shown in Figure 2.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-9 . Ending Curve List: Surface 1.1 MSC. use the Edge option from entity selection menu. (hint: to make entity selection easier.) Edge (of surface) From the viewport. select the Edge of Surface 1 as shown in the Figure 2.5.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Figure 2.5.4 T Z 1 R Y Z X Turn on Entity Labels and Display Lines for Surfaces using the Labels icon on the toolbar.

5 Surface Edge 11 10 8 6 7 2 1 4 4 12 9 5 Z 1 R 3 3 T 2 1 1 3 2 5 6 Y Curve X Z Apply Starting Curve List: Curve 3 (hint: Use the Curve filter from the Selection Menu.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook . Instead of creating a Curve.) For the Ending Curve. use the Two Points option from the entity selection menu.6.6 Point 10 11 10 Point 8 8 6 2 7 3 2 1 Z 1 R1 6 1 4 4 4 3 3 T 2 5 12 9 5 Y Z X 2-10 MSC. choose a line between Point 8 and Point 10. choose Point 8 and Point 10 as shown in the Figure 2. Figure 2.Figure 2. Two Points In the viewport.

Transformations Screen Relative Viewing/Transformations Options.-0. Use the Surfaces to define Solids. xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Translation Vector: Surface List: Apply Create Solid Extrude <0.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-11 ...25> Surface 1:5 8. OK Click once on. For a better view of the model.0.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Apply 7. Click on Viewing in the Main Form and select Transformations… from the pull-down menu. MSC. and once on. rotate the model about the X and Y Axis.

2-12 MSC. Create the lower half of the clevis model.7.2 Solid 1:5 . xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Transform Solid Mirror Use the Global Y-Axis to define a Mirror Plane Normal. use the Coordinate Direction 2 from the entity selection menu.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook Coord 0. Define Mirror Plane Normal: Solid List: Apply The new model should resemble Figure 2.) Frame Direction 2 to define plane Select the Global Coordinate Axis from the viewport.The model should resemble Figure 2.8. Choose OK to keep the current view. Figure 2.7 9. (hint: To select the Y-Axis from the screen.

) Transform Solid Translate < 0. For a Translation Vector. 6 View corners MSC.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-13 . xGeometry Action: Object: Method: Translation Vector: Repeat Count: Solid List: Apply The last step is to move copies of the solids around the hole. -0. (hint: To make this step easier. 0.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Figure 2. Tip and base points For a translation vector. use Point 10 as a Base Point and Point 40 as a Tip point. choose the Tip and Base Points option from the entity selection menu in the Translation Vector box.8 10. The remaining Solids can be created using the Translate Method. zoom into the area of Point 10 and Point 40 using the View Corners icon in the toolbar.25> 2 Solid 1.

Turn off the entity labels. Display/Entity Color/Label/Render. Clean up the display 1 Solid 2:5..Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook .. Display/Entity Color/Label/Render. use the Hide Labels icon from the toolbar..Figure 2. 7:10 11a.9 Tip Point Base Point Y Z X 5 T Y Z X Z R Repeat Count: Solid List: Apply 11. Change the Render Style of the model from Wireframe to Hidden Line. 2-14 MSC. Hide All Entity Labels Apply Cancel Or.. Hide labels 11b.

use the Wireframe icon: Wireframe Quit MSC. use the Hidden Line icon: Hidden Line Change the Render Style back to Wireframe. it will be used for future exercises.WORKSHOP 2 Geometry Model of a 3-D Clevis Hidden Line Render Style: Apply Or.Nastran 120 Exercise Workbook 2-15 . Wireframe MSC. Do not delete the database.Patran after finishing this exercise. Render Style: Apply Cancel Or.

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