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Are the Beam elements created from a 3D polyline in Ansys SpaceClaim also 3D in their DOF?

I have created a 3D polyline and assigned a Beam profile to it. But I don't get the results from my Explicit analysis where this beam is in contact with a shell surface. I am afraid that the Beam has ...
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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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ANSYS Design Modeller more significant figures

I need to just get the volume from ANSYS Design Modeller but I would like a higher number of significant figures rather than just 5 (See picture). How do I do this? Thank you for your help!
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How to Convert Matweb Online Datasheet into Usable ANSYS Engineering Datasource

I have a link to a composite material that I wish to import into ANSYS. http://www.matweb.com/search/datasheet.aspx?matguid=8337b2d050d44da1b8a9a5e61b0d5f85 Is it possible to convert these values: ...
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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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Element order option missing

Part of my project is to compare linear elements and quadratic elements with a Quad mesh within Ansys workbench - static structural. The button that my classmates have to change between element orders ...
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While using Transient Time Solver, I am facing many errors such as, a) floating point error b) Temperature AMG divergence c) Reversed flow

Introduction I am doing a Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on Dispersion of gases over buildings. The scenario that is portrayed would be in the event of an explosion, how would the plumes or ...
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Geometry editor was closed abnormally

I got a terrible error in the Ansys when I try to create a new project. I couldn't be able to open the geometry. Every time i open it i get the error "Geometry editor was closed abnormally" I ...
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Simulating heat transfer though a wooden slab in Workbench

I would like to simulate heat transfer through a wooden slab in Workbench. I don't need to simulate the actual burning but the destruction of material. Basically, on one side of the burning slab I ...
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stress in X- and Y-direction

A steel parallelepiped with a square cross-section fits exactly into the cavity. it's loaded from the top surface(see picture). how can I calculate the stress in X- and Y-direction if the strain in X- ...
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Joint Revolute or Fixed?

a shaft is driven by a motor, it is supported in two places by ball bearings and connected in third place by a motor. how can I use this example in Ansys WB? 1. variant : two places, where the bearing ...
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Flow of hot gasses around the pipe

I have the following problem: there is a copper pipe getting through a wooden wall. On one side of the wall (hot side), I have elevated temperature which is defined by radiation and convection. On the ...
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How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh in Ansys?

Ansys Workbench 17.1 I have a mesh that was imported from Abaqus into Ansys but the beam cross section data is missing. As a result the structural model omits the beam elements. How do I access the ...
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Bolted joint junker test with finite element method

Anybody knows a tutorial to make a finite element analysis for bolted joints like junker test(fastener vibration) in Solidworks or Ansys?
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Ansys Fluent: how to change the temperature digit precision in writing to file XY-plot?

I want to write to file data from XY-Plot with temperature depending on the location. In Axis menu I set a max precision (9) for X and Y. However, Fluent writes data like this ...
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Ansys Workbench, defining ambient temperature correctly

this is probably a beginner's question. I have a simple solid material, lets say wood wall. I am performing transient-thermal analysis. On one side, I have elevated temperatures (after 30 minutes, I ...
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Debugging Ansys ACT C# Extensions

I'm using the Ansys ACT Api with C# to create an extension for Ansys (Mechanical). When developing the extension I need to build a dll file from C# code (using Visual Studio). My problem is that ...
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Edge sizing control is applying number of divisions and biasing unexpectedly

When I generate Mesh elements in Ansys Fluent, they aren't generated as expected with the edge sizing control. I've set the Edge Sizing control of this edge with these settings: (Number of Divisions: ...
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Ansys multiphysics import deformed mesh to HFSS

I want to run a coupled simulation in Ansys - RF heating and deformation of waveguide. Pictures of project layout and settings are here. I calculated RF fields and surface losses in HFSS; imported ...
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Finding Poisson's ratio of 3D model in ANSYS

I want to find the Poisson's ratio of a 3D model, not the material but the model. How can I do this in ANSYS workbench? I am using this formula, but I can't get it to work with different models. I am ...
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How to simulate an exhaust fan condition in ANSYS Fluent?

I'm trying to simulate a model which has one inlet and three outlets, and I'm passing air through it. Now, I want one of the outlets to have exhaust fan. I see options of exhaust fan and outlet-vent ...
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Can Ansys import parameters

In Ansys workbench is it possible to import parameters with part geometry? Eg. if I create part or assembly in Creo or SolidWorks and define parameters for this geometry, can I export parameters with ...
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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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Nonlinear simulation in ANSYS workbench

I'm trying to conduct a thermo-mechanical analysis in ansys workbench, I've been able to obtain some results using the transient thermal and static structural modules, however, I would like to perform ...
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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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How to remove a 'mesh edit' item in ANSYS Workbench?

I accidentally inserted a mesh edit item and tried moving a node, but now can't remove it. The context menu doesn't have any helpful options and I don't see any relating tools in toolbars. How to ...
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modelling truss in ANSYS

I want to model an ideal truss in ANSYS 16.1 and by ideal I mean all of the joints are pinned joints and so the momentum can not be transferred at joints(like attached image). The problem is that I ...
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ansys workbech structural- difference between pressure and surface force application

In Ansys workbench , structural module, in modelling, what is the exact difference between pressure and surface force application? Is surface force applied in same manner as that of pressure ...