I'm using Ansys workbench 15 and new to it. I want to perform ball bearing stress analysis but I'm unable to apply bearing load to it. The problem is when I select faces and click on apply, it again shows no selection.

Can any body tell me what is the problem and how to perform ball bearing analysis.

Boundary conditions:

  1. No separation type contact between grooves and bearings ball (grooves of both inner and outer races.)

  2. Fixed support to outer race.

Fig. is attached showing contacts.enter image description hereenter image description here

Part 1 indicates groove of inner race and part 10 indicate grooves of outer race.

contact body - grooves

target body - balls

I want to apply radial load on bearing using bearing load at the center of inner race. My load is nearly 3000 N with rotational speed of 30 rad/sec. I used Solidworks software to create my 3D model and then save it as .igs file and import it into Ansys.

  • $\begingroup$ Just out of interest try saving the model as .STP and try again...Soemtimes works for circular/cylindrical geometry (I'm unsure why!) $\endgroup$
    – richyo1000
    Nov 7 '19 at 15:54

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