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I have a question about INISTATE Code (Analyzing a curved plate)

I'm studying welding-induced residual stresses for curved steel plates. So, I need to use the INISTATE code taking initial stresses. This is the picture that I want to analyze. I divided a curved ...
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Uniform Direction for Line Directions

Despite several similar questions and my efforts, there is still no solution so far. Presently, ANSYS gives Directions to Lines on its own which are flipped even for two collinear lines. As a results ...
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Setting direction vectors for Lines in ANSYS APDL

I am using beam elements to mesh lines with "pre-meshed" shell areas. Problem is that the ANSYS sets Line Direction vectors on its own. This results in Cross sections assignment flipped from ...
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Need to Align All Line Normals to Global Direction in ANSYS APDL

I am using beam elements to mesh lines with "pre-meshed" shell areas. Problem is that the line normals are arbitrarily assigned to the lines resulting beam cross sections switched at line ...
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Truss in ANSYS APDL

I want to model an ideal truss in ANSYS 2023 R2. The problem is that I don't know how to model the pin joints for the truss structure in ASYS APDL. This is my question: A structure consists of beam CD ...
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Error while using VWRITE command in ANSYS APDL

I am writing code in APDL for a nonlinear structural analysis of a plate. Following is the Post processing part which returns a formatting error. Help will be appreciated in identifying the problem ...
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How to increase Physical Memory for Modal Analysis in ANSYS

I am facing following error while attempting to run Modal Analysis: There is not enough memory for the Distributed Sparse Matrix Solver to proceed using the out-of-core memory mode. The total memory ...
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Ansys Mechanical Modal analysis, Parametric materials, mode shape output for each parameter?

I am trying to match FEA results with an experiment, wherein I need to match mode shapes and frequencies. I am testing different models, and I would like to parameterize several material properties. ...
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How to automate "Clear Generated Data" and "Solve" actions in Ansys WorkBench?

Using Mechanical, there is automation and I can record the process, but what I wanted to do is that for it to first clear the generated data, then proceed with solve (whole model - two steps). It ...
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Using GPU Acceleration in ANSYS Mechanical

I am attempting to solve ANSYS mechanical (via workbench) using GPU acceleration, but I keep getting the following error: * WARNING * CP = 79.594 TIME= 15:40:08 ...
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How do I import an .inp and an IGES together into Ansys workbench?

I have an .inp file of Ansys that is basically a mesh, that could be imported into Ansys APDL and converting to .cdb file. But ...
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Please help me with 2-D Dynamic analysis in ANSYS Mechanical APDL

I'm trying to do dynamic analysis of an electric motor using Ansys Mechanical APDL. The stator has 4 pole pairs and only 1 of them has windings. The rotor has 3 pole pairs with no windings. I want to ...
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How do I add the nodes' IDs and locations that are situated on a helix in space to a set in ADPL?

I have a beam structure in the form of a Helix. How do I add the nodes positioned on this helix using ANSYS APDL ? I need to add the locations and IDs in separte sets.
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How to create RBE2 between the end edges of a cylinder and end nodes of a beam element in ANSYS APDL?

I have a cylinder with shell mesh. on its axis I have a beam with the same length of the cylinder. I want to create an RBE2 between each end edge nodes of the cylinder and the corresponding end node ...
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How to get element coordinate system information (location, angle) for each element using ANSYS Mechanical APDL

We can get local coordinate system information (location and rotation angle (in degrees) relative to the global Cartesian coordinate system.) by using ...
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Change material properties of elements in named selection in Ansys workbench using APDL commands

How to change the material properties, i.e. Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio, of a set of elements which is defined by a named selection in Ansys workbench using a command snippet of APDL code? ...
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Stress Analysis on a Bogie Frame Structure using ANSYS

The error is "There is at least 1 small equation solver pivot term (e.g, at the UY degree of freedom of node 2144). Please check for an insufficiently constrained model." This error occurs while ...
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how to release specific degree of freedom in ANSYS Workbench?

I'm designing a truss which has 9 elements in ANSYS Workbench. since it is a truss, all of the elements are truss elements and can not tolerate momentum. I used <...
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Convergence problem in polymer - silicon structural analysis

I'm trying to model a capacitive force sensor with a bilayer configuration of polymer - Si on Mechanical APDL 16.2 . I have a 0.2 mm layer of Si deposited on 0.005 mm of polyimide polymer. My goal is ...
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Display element coordinate system using Ansys Mechcanical APDL

Is there any way to display element coordinate system in ANSYS Mechanical APDL GUI (the same way the global coordinates system is displayed)?
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