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ANSYS Workshop 2

Structural Analysis

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Agenda
Learning Objectives:
Analysis
Creating a free-free end condition with the help of
Joints
Applying UDL as a Pressure B.C.
Applying Force B.C.

How to apply Distributed Pressure B.C. (not in the


presentation slide)
How to save the video animation (not in the
presentation slide)

Selecting Analysis System

Double click Static Structural

Importing Geometry

Right click Geometry


Cell and Browse to
Design File

Importing Geometry

Entering Mechanical Environment

Double click Model or right


click and select Edit

Creating Joints

Click Connections in Project Tree

Creating Joints

Click Body-Ground

Creating Joints

Select General

Creating Joints

Creating Joints

Click Rotations and


select Free X

Creating Joints

Click on the Z axis


vector

Creating Joints

Creating Joints

Select this face


and click Apply

Creating Joints

Creating Joints

Repeat the same procedure for


creating a Body- Ground connection
on the other face

Applying UDL As a Pressure B.C.

Right click and select


Pressure

Applying UDL As a Pressure B.C.

Click Y-axis vector

Applying UDL As a Pressure B.C.

2. Click and select all 3


faces (using Ctrl key)

1. Click face selection filter

3. Click Apply

Applying UDL As a Pressure B.C.

Insert a value of -3 kPa in Y Component

Applying Force B.C.

Right click Static


Structural and select
Force

Applying UDL As a Pressure B.C.

Click Define By and select


Component

Applying Force B.C.

Click X axis vector

Applying Force B.C.

Select the edge between the faces


shown (notice the colour of faces to
identify the correct edge or refer the
problem statement)
You should select the edge selection
filter first

Applying Force B.C.

Insert a value of -700


in Y Component

Applying Force B.C.

Applying Moment B.C.

1. Right click Static Structural


and select Moment

2. Click X axis vector

Applying Moment B.C.

Select the edge shown using the


edge selection filter

Applying Moment B.C.

Type in 630 in X Component

All B.C. applied

Adding Directional Deformation

Right click Solution and select Directional Deformation

Then click X axis in


the triad

Adding Directional Deformation

Zoom in to this
edge

Adding Directional Deformation

Using edge selection filter,


select this edge

Then click Apply

2. Then right click Solution


and select Solve

1. Change the Orientation to Y axis

Solving

References

ANSYS Workbench Verification Manual


ANSYS Mechanical Help
ANSYS Workbench Documentation
Problem taken from
Mechanics Of Materials (In SI Units)
by Beer, Johnston & Dewolf 4th Edition

Online Resources
Following links are a good source for practice
http://www.ansys.com/Resource+Library
http://www.mece.ualberta.ca/tutorials/ansys/
https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/SIMULATIO
N/ANSYS+Learning+Modules
http://www.caeai.com/fea-webinars.php
http://www.sdcpublications.com/Textbooks/ANSY
S-Workbench-Tutorial-Release-13/ISBN/978-158503-671-4/

Assignment

Practice_5 problem 9.47