ANSYS ED Workbench Tutorial

Remote And Combined Loads

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Introduction – Remote Loading
• The ANSYS Workbench represents more than a general purpose engineering tool. – It provides a highly integrated engineering simulation platform. – Supports multiple multi-physics engineering solutions. – Provides bi-directional parametric associativity with most available CAD systems. • This exercise is designed to introduce you to the use of “Remote Loads and Masses” and “Combined Results” in the ANSYS Workbench

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Purpose
• This tutorial is incremental in nature • It is designed to introduce you to: – The nature and design of the ANSYS Workbench User Interface – The concepts of ANSYS Workbench Projects and Applets – The integrated nature of ANSYS Workbench technology – The power of the ANSYS Workbench in using applied parametric modeling and simulation techniques to provide quality engineering solutions

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Using “Mass Points” • The methods taught in this tutorial apply equally well to both attached CAD and DesignModeler files. • For the purposes of this tutorial we will be using the DesignModeler file produced in Exercise 3 of this tutorial. • When using attached CAD systems “Mass Points” can be attached to tagged entities import from from your CAD models.

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Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary . © 2006 ANSYS. • These Mass Points and Remote loads can then be used in various combinations to solve an overall simulation. 5 ANSYS.Using “Remote Loads” • Remote loads can be attached to remote Mass Points and then be applied to active CAD or DesignModeler geometry. Inc.

Inc.agdb © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary .Getting Started If you are starting Exercise 4 without previously completing Exercise 3 copy the following file to a local working directory …\ANSYS ED Tutorial\Samples\Exercise3A. All rights reserved. 6 ANSYS. Inc.

All rights reserved. Inc. Proprietary .Getting Started Launch the ANSYS Workbench © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. 7 ANSYS.

8 ANSYS. Creating Multiple Environments 4. Comparing Results © 2006 ANSYS. Creating Mass and Remote Load Insertion Points 2. Proprietary . Creating and Applying Remote Loads 3. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc.Exercise 4 Outline 1.

Opening your Exercise3 file Make sure that the Open: pull-down is set to “DesignModeler Geometry” Browse for and Open Exercise3A. Inc. Inc. 9 ANSYS.agdb © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Select the “Project” folder tab to return to the Project Page 2. Inc. Proprietary . Save your geometry as “Exercise4. All rights reserved. Select “Save As” from the “File” options 3.agdb” 1.Renaming your geometry file 4. Inc. 10 ANSYS. Select “Generate” to insure your model is up to date © 2006 ANSYS.

Proprietary . 11 ANSYS. Left mouse click on the name “Exercise3A” in the Project Tree and then rename your geometry “Exercise4” © 2006 ANSYS. Select “Save All” from the “File” menu and save your Project 1. Inc. Inc. Select the DesignModeler folder tab 2. All rights reserved.Renaming your Project 3.

12 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Inc. Select the ZXPlane © 2006 ANSYS.Step 1A – Creating a Plane Select the New Plane ICON 1. Proprietary . Inc.

Inc. Change Reverse Normal to “YES” © 2006 ANSYS. 13 ANSYS. Rename Plane as “Plane1” 1.Step 1B – Generating the Plane 2. Inc. All rights reserved. Proprietary . Select “Generate” Note the newly created Plane 2.

Step 1C – Creating a Sketch 2. Select the New Sketch ICON 1. Proprietary . Select “Sketching” mode © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. Select the new Plane 3. All rights reserved. 14 ANSYS.

Select “Sketching” mode 2. Inc. Select your new sketch 4. All rights reserved. Select the Face Sketch ICON ANSYS. Proprietary © 2006 ANSYS. Use Box Zoom to the X-Axis 1.Step 1D – Positioning a Sketch 3. Inc. 15 .

Proprietary . Select Draw and Line Modes and create a triangle on the X-Axis 2. Select “Dimensions” © 2006 ANSYS.Step 1E – Creating References 1. Inc. All rights reserved. 16 ANSYS. Inc.

17 ANSYS. Select “Revolve” 1. Proprietary . Select “Horizontal” and dimension the location of your triangle vertex 2.Step 1F –Locating Remote Points Note: You are going to use the Vertex of a cone to locate the CG of the equipment mounted on your footprint 3. Inc. All rights reserved. Inc. Set the value of the Vertex location © 2006 ANSYS.

18 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. Select “Generate” 2. Select an axis of rotation © 2006 ANSYS. Select Apply 1.Step 1G –Locating Remote Points 3. Inc. All rights reserved.

Inc. Orient your geometry for visibility © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.Step 1H – Orienting Views 2. All rights reserved. Return to the Project Page 1. 19 ANSYS.

20 ANSYS. Select your geometry 2. Inc. Proprietary . Select “New Simulation” © 2006 ANSYS.Step 2A – Opening a Simulation 1. Inc. All rights reserved.

Inc. Inc.Step 2B – Reorienting Views Re-orient your model for visibility © 2006 ANSYS. 21 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Proprietary .

Inc. Inc.Step 2C – Creating Remote Forces 1. . Proprietary © 2006 ANSYS. All rights reserved. In the “Structural” menu select “Remote Force” 22 ANSYS. Select your Environment 2.

Select the tip of the Cone & Apply 3. Select “Click to Change” Location 2. 23 ANSYS.Step 2D – Define & Locate Force 1. Inc. All rights reserved. Inc. Change your Scoping Method to Named Selection 4. Proprietary . Change your Named Selection to you “LoadedSurfaces2” © 2006 ANSYS.

Select “Direction” © 2006 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Select a vertical edge 5. Set your “Magnitude” to the Weight of your equipment 3. Inc. 24 ANSYS.Step 2E –Magnitude and Direction 1. Set your vector orientation 2. Inc. Proprietary . Select “Apply” 4.

Proprietary .Step 2F – Renaming Forces © 2006 ANSYS. 25 ANSYS. Inc. Inc. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. Repeat the previous operations to create X and Y Accelerations © 2006 ANSYS. Validate your forces and vectors 1. Inc. 26 ANSYS.Step 2G – Additional Loads 2. Inc. Proprietary .

Inc. All rights reserved. 27 ANSYS. Change the Scoping Method to “Named Selection” 4. Inc. Select your “Environment” 2. Select “Fixed Support” 3.Step 2F – Applying Supports 1. Proprietary . Set your Named Selection to your “FixedSurfaces2” © 2006 ANSYS.

28 ANSYS.Step 2G – Defining Results 1. Proprietary . Inc. Inc. Select desired results © 2006 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Select “Solution” 2.

Expand your “Geometry” 2. Select your Cone 4. All rights reserved. Inc. Inc. Using the right mouse button select “Suppress Body” © 2006 ANSYS. 29 ANSYS.Step 2H – Suppressing References 1. Select “Solve” 3. Proprietary .

All rights reserved. Inc. Proprietary . Inc.Step 2J – Reviewing Results Review your results using method from previous Exercises © 2006 ANSYS. 30 ANSYS.

Inc.Step 3A – Copy an Environment 1. Right mouse click and select “Copy” © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary . 31 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Select your “Environment” 3. Inc. Collapse your outline 2.

Right mouse click and select “Paste” © 2006 ANSYS. Reselect your “Model” 2. Inc. 32 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved.Step 3B – Paste an Environment 1.

Inc. 33 ANSYS. Right mouse click and select “Rename” 3.Step 3C – Renaming Environments 1. Rename the Environment “Static Weight Only” © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. Select the new Environment 2. Proprietary . All rights reserved.

Right mouse click and select “Delete” © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.Step 3C – Removing Loads 1. Inc. Expand “Static Weight Only” 2. 34 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Select the X and Y Accelerations 3.

Inc. Proprietary . Inc. All rights reserved. 35 ANSYS.Step 3D – Validating Loading Note: Your “Static Weight Only” Environment should now look like this © 2006 ANSYS.

Step 3E – Adding Environments 2. Select “Solve” 1. All rights reserved. Repeat the previous operations until your environment looks like this © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. 36 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.

Inc. Inc. Proprietary .Step 4A – Comparing Stresses Compare you Equivalent Stress Results using previous methods © 2006 ANSYS. 37 ANSYS. All rights reserved.

Return to the Project Page 1. All rights reserved. Inc. Compare you Deformation Results using previous methods © 2006 ANSYS. 38 ANSYS. Proprietary .Step 4B – Comparing Deformation 2. Inc.

Proprietary . Inc.Step 4C – Saving Results 1. Select “Save All” 2. Inc. 39 ANSYS. All rights reserved. Select “Exit” © 2006 ANSYS.

All rights reserved. Constraints and Solutions – Named Selections and Localized Load Application – Combining and comparing solutions © 2006 ANSYS. Proprietary . Inc.Congratulations • At this point you have completed Exercises 1 through 4 • You have learned – Model creation – Loads. 40 ANSYS. Inc.

All rights reserved. Inc. 41 ANSYS.Working with CAD systems • Remember: – Remote loads or Mass Points can be imported from CAD models – Imprinting can be used on imported CAD models to supporting localized patch loading without modifying the original CAD models – Remote loads can be transferred to active geometry © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. Proprietary .

Proprietary . 42 ANSYS. Inc.Congratulations • You have completed Exercise 4 of the ANSYS ED Workbench Tutorial • Click here if you wish to continue with the next exercise © 2006 ANSYS. Inc. All rights reserved.

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