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### Element order option missing

I dont have a direct solution for your problem but you might want to check your software version. If you are using the student version of ANSYS there might be a difference to the version you are using ...
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### Using GPU Acceleration in ANSYS Mechanical

I found the answer in the end with a lucky guess: Simply enter "MSAVE, off" into the command line arguments in the advanced solver settings.
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### ansys workbech structural- difference between pressure and surface force application

"Pressure" is always normal to the surface. "Surface force" can be applied in any direction. As example of a surface force that is not normal to the surface would be snow loading on a sloping roof - ...
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### Why does it take lesser iterations for a stiffer model in my FEA than a less stiffer model to converge?

depending on the type of non linear analysis you used, then conceptually the analysis takes the following steps (again depending on the type on analysis you use): An iterative process starts: A small ...
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### modelling truss in ANSYS

To create a pinned jointed truss structure you only need to define the points, which corresponds to the joints, and connect them using using lines that will be meshed with trusses elements. By ...
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### Why the mode frequency is approximate in modal analysis?

If a structure has 2 eigenmodes with the same eigenfrequency, then every linear combination of those modes is also an eigenmode with that same frequency. Suppose one mode is east-west bulging and the ...
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### Ansys Mechanical Modal analysis, Parametric materials, mode shape output for each parameter?

After spending a great deal of time testing, and trying out different things, this is the code that ended up working: ...
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### Workbench: Explain the difference between the case with bonded contact and the case with the frictional coefficient of 0.01

A "bonded contact" is presumably the same as welding the parts together. Presumably, the material also has non-zero Poisson's ratio. A friction coefficient of 0.01 will allow the ends of the ...
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### How do I import an .inp and an IGES together into Ansys workbench?

You could import the .inp file containing your mesh into Ansys Mechanical APDL, then import your .iges as well (through ...
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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?

Assuming top_beam_n is a component with the upper end node of the beam, top_cyl_n is a component with the upper end nodes of the ...
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### ANSYS Design Modeller more significant figures

Since I have not comment rights, I'm gonna write this non-answer here (if someone with power reads this, please make this a comment). I believe all ANSYS licences should have access to SpaceClaim (the ...
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### How to get element coordinate system information (location, angle) for each element using ANSYS Mechanical APDL

Just like any other *get function you can use in APDL, you can loop on each element (or on each element of a group) and fill an array: ...
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### Element order option missing

Solution is based on the fact that the user has an older version of Ansys, in this case user has 16.2. There is the option for lines and quadratic nodes but it is found under automatic method as ...
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### stress in X- and Y-direction

Depending on the structural properties of the surrounding material, you will have transfer of stress and strain between the two. But let's assume there is no side strain for now. Then you have to ...
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### Ansys Workbench, defining ambient temperature correctly

the possibility of the simulation going wrong can be in two places. Firstly, you chose the material to be wood, which is not a good conductor. This means heat is more likely to dissipate from the ...
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### Finding Poisson's ratio of 3D model in ANSYS

Compute the wave velocity in a 3.05-m-diameter steel penstock having a wall thickness of 25 mm if it: i. is embedded in a concrete dam; ii. is anchored at the upstream end; and iii. has expansion ...
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### Finding Poisson's ratio of 3D model in ANSYS

Are you asking which of the two equations you give to use? In the context of a continuous material, the first one is flipped; the second is correct. However, since you're trying to apply a materials ...
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### Change material properties of elements in named selection in Ansys workbench using APDL commands

Strategy: Identify maximum number of material properties Create material Assign material to selected elements Code: ...
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### How to remove a 'mesh edit' item in ANSYS Workbench?

I figured it out. First right click your mesh in the project tree and then click "Clear Generated Data". Then, right click, say your "Node Move", there should be a "Delete", click "Delete", then ...
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