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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 in class. And keep in mind that the student version is very limited regarding the number of nodes and elements you can use!

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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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"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 - the weight of the snow acts vertically downwards, not perpendicular to the slope of the roof. (Of course there must be some friction between the snow and the ...

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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 increment of the load $\Delta F$ is applied (typically a percentage between 1% and 10%) For those small load increments the displacements $\delta_i$ are ...

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You could import the .inp file containing your mesh into Ansys Mechanical APDL, then import your .iges as well (through File/Import/IGES or sometimes Archive Model/Read in /prep7 works smoother), give your attributes to the different areas, mesh them, and export the whole model in .cdb.

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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 cylinder, you can do: cmsel,s,top_beam_n,node *get,num_top_beam,node,all,num,min cmsel,s,top_cyl_n,node cerig,num_top_beam,all,all

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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 other/newer CAD editor in the package), measuring the volume of a solid is straightforward from the Measure panel, which has the option to adjust the number of ...

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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: allsel *get,nbe,elem,all,count wanted_SYS= 11 *del,myarray *dim,myarray,array,nbe,6 *do,i,1,nbe,1 esel,s,,,i *get,myarray(i,1),cdsy,wanted_SYS,loc,x *get,myarray(i,2),cdsy,wanted_SYS,loc,y *get,myarray(i,3),...

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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 Element midside nodes. The option are either dropped (linear) or kept(quadratic). The issue arose as my colleagues are using the new version whilst my licence is ...

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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 superpose two cases. 1- the vertical loading 2- assuming 1/3 strain along X and Z axis, calculate the pressure that would deflect them back to zero and apply ...

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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 face rather than distributing itself in the entire part. Secondly, if you entered the face temperature on the other side to be 25°C, it will be constant ...

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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 joints throughout its length.

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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 concept to a distributed structure, you can't use the strain that ANSYS will output, because this will be the material strain. Better to use \nu=-\frac{\frac{\...

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Strategy: Identify maximum number of material properties Create material Assign material to selected elements Code: ! Commands inserted into this file will be executed just prior to the ANSYS SOLVE command. ! These commands may supersede command settings set by Workbench. ! Active UNIT system in Workbench when this object was created: ...

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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 right click your "Mesh Edit" and there should also be a "Delete", click that.

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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 definition, the truss elements have pinned joints, so you do not have to worry about modelling each of the defined joints. Example ! 2D Truss Analysis ! /title, ...

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