What is Workbench: Definition and 81 Discussions

A workbench is a sturdy table at which manual work is done. They range from simple flat surfaces to very complex designs that may be considered tools in themselves. Workbenches vary in size from tiny jewellers benches to the huge benches used by staircase makers. Almost all workbenches are rectangular in shape, often using the surface, corners and edges as flat/square and dimension standards. Design is as varied as the type of work for which the benches are used but most share these attributes:

A comfortable height for working with provisions for seated or standing work
A way to fix the workpiece to the surface so that it may be worked with both hands
Provisions for mounting, storing and accessing toolsWorkbenches are made from many different materials including metal, wood, stone, and composites depending on the needs of the work.

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  1. J

    I What Type of Workbench is Needed for a Press Machine?

    I have recently become interested in automatic press machines, specifically an electro servo model. The press is capable of 5 tons (10,000 lb) of force. My question revolves around understanding what type of workbench I need to put this on top of. I understand the workbench must at least be...
  2. M_Abubakr

    RVE Periodic Boundary Conditions in ANSYS Workbench Modal Analysis

    Hi I have a project regarding micromechanics of composites. I'm starting my analysis on the Fiber Matrix RVE. Right now I'm trying to find the natural frequency of the unit cell. The Unit cell has some unique geometry which I will keep on changing to see how natural frequency changes. I have...
  3. V

    ANSYS Workbench -- What does "extra deformation shapes" mean?

    Hello! I read from ansys element reference that for solid 65 the key option (1) is used to include or suppress extra deformation shapes. I would like to ask what extra deformation shape mean.
  4. J

    Ansys Workbench Fracture and Cracking Behavior using Solid65

    I am trying to simulate concrete material under three-point bending in Ansys Workbench 16.0. The concrete beam (unnotched) will be under displacement load at the center while as the both ends will be fixed. The design geometry is simple which I have already completed. I ran the simulation using...
  5. M

    Ansys Workbench Static Structural Analysis

    Hello Guys I am New here on the foum Well i am simulating a static structure (Picture attached) on ansys and til now i have a result divergence when i apply different forces. i guess my loads and fixed supports aren't well defined. Please Help i know it s a bit long but please give it some time...
  6. Jiri Fila

    Contact strength in ANSYS Workbench

    Hello, I want to model in Ansys Workbench contact between bricks and mortar. From experiments I know maximum normal stress and maximum shear stress. Respectively I know forces in which the contact fails. The failure is brittle due to lost of adhesion. I tried to use "Bonded contact" and...
  7. L

    Plot the contact pressure vs axe x (mm) in ansys workbench

    thanks for you sir i want to se how can i plot the contact pressure vs axe x (mm) in ansys workbench.? its very important for me
  8. Sirsh

    Measuring relative rotation of node - ANSYS WorkBench

    Hi all, I have a rather trivial issue I am trying to solve, but it seems like there isn't anything available online that I can find to help me. For this question, imagine I have a 2D annulus with a fixed inner ring and frictionless outer ring. I apply a moment to the outer ring and create...
  9. S

    Reference force apply in Ansys workbench

    Dear Sirs, when i lifting, i want to check the strength of structure, but i don't want to check padeye, because it's standard, but i must model padeye to apply force, so how can i apply force to padeye, but padeye just a reference body for my calculation, anyone help me pls, thank you so much
  10. S

    Ansys workbench transient analysis

    Hello i have a cyclinder that i want to apply pressure to. The pressure starts from a higher value and then drops as time progresses. Can someone tell me how to apply pressure based on time in ansys workbench?
  11. davidfam

    Coupled Thermal-structural analysis in ANSYS Workbench

    Hi all, I'm currently working on my bachelor's thesis in mechanical engineering. I must simulate a brake model, which consist of 1 rotor and 1 stator. The rotor rotate around z-axis and the stator move along z-axis. When pressure is on stator placed. The stator and rotor will be pressed...
  12. tl_ccc

    Nonlinear contact convergence problem in ANSYS Workbench?

    I am using the static structural module of ANSYS workbench to do a simulation. In my model, there is a gear and a spring which presses against the gear, moves along it and pushes it to turn counterclockwise. These two objects are in frictional contact. In my calculation, I always have the...
  13. tl_ccc

    ANSYS Workbench: revolute joint problem

    Hey folks, I am doing a structural static analysis in ANSYS Workbench. A problem has troubled me for several days. Here it is: I would like to connect object 2 to object 1 by a revolute joint, which allows 2 to follow the movement of 1 and to rotate around this joint at the same time (under the...
  14. Anders Johnsen

    Nonlinear material problem in ANSYS Workbench

    I'm currently conduction a nonlinear analysis of a partially buried, cylindrically shaped sump-system. I've decided to best simulate the stresses on the sump by modelling a shallow cylinder with gravel-properties around it and a cube with soil-properties surrounding both sump and gravel. As I'm...
  15. Anders Johnsen

    ANSYS Workbench contact problem

    I'm currently working on my bachelor's thesis in mechanical engineering. A part of my thesis is conducting a FEM-analysis on a sump for sewage. I've applied a load on the upper face of the lid for the sump. As a result, the upper layer of the lid has been "pushed through" the lower layer of...
  16. S

    Ansys Workbench - Beam 188 and Link 180 element - together?

    Using : Ansys Workbench 16 Educational I want to build simple frame and simulate stress state and deformation when that frame is lifted. I have constructed my geometry in Design Modeler using line body's. My lifting cable has circular cross section with diameter of 10 mm. My frame has square...
  17. A

    Unexpected results from ANSYS workbench

    Hi, I have problem of finding the deformation of skin using a probe. I have identified the different layers of skin and made the model accordingly along with a probe in contact with the top layer of skin. The model is basically 15x15mm model with extrudes of different thickness for each layer...
  18. N

    Measure angle in Ansys Workbench

    Hello, I want to ask how I want to make a rotation using angle in Ansys Workbench ? I already read some suggestions that it can be done by using local coordinate system but unfortunately I can't done it right. Is there any youtube video or tutorials that I can refer ? I hope someone can help...
  19. R

    What are the options for boundary conditions in ANSYS WB structural analysis?

    I am trying to perform a simple simulation in ANSYS WB Mechanical. Description is given below in image, thickness of the plate is 5 mm. Problem is I am unable to decide which type of support should I provide for this.
  20. A

    "ANSYS Workbench" Contact tool results plotting vs length?

    Hello ansys users in ANSYS workbench, how can I plot the contact tool results (Frictional stress, sliding distance...etc) with length (500mm for example) in the "x-axis" instead of the default "by time" option?. the path method can not be used with this type of results "Contact tool results"...
  21. S

    Post-buckling behaviour of steel bracing in ANSYS workbench

    Hi, I am trying to use ANSYS workbench to model a steel frame with steel cross bracing (HSS 32*32*3). The post-buckling behaviour should be similar to the Remennikov-Walpole analytical model (1997) where in a rigidly fixed ended brace three plastic hinges will form in buckling. The expected...
  22. Mohamed_Wael

    Ansys 2D Workbench Simulation: Symmetry & Convergence

    I am doing a 2D Ansys workbench simulation ,it is nonlinear simulation due to frictionless contact, there is symmetry in the shape so I used the symmetry option to reduce the computation time and it succeeded to converge after that I tried the simulation of the whole body but it always fails...
  23. A

    Solid65 convergence problems in ANSYS workbench

    Hi everyone,, I am modeling the debonding between concrete and CFRP subjected to tangential loading (Mode II) using ANSYS Workbench, I used (CZM/VCCT) techniques to model the debonding. as you know with workbench you can't choose the element type directly. you have to insert commands for...
  24. Mohamed_Wael

    Large Deflection Ansys: Solving w/o Large Deflection?

    What happens if I turned off large deflection in a simulation which has large deflection in Ansys workbench ? should the solution be totally wrong ? will it fail to solve ?
  25. Mohamed_Wael

    Friction-less / Friction contacts in Ansys

    As far as I know both the friction or the frictionless contact types in Ansys doesn't prevent motion in the perpendicular direction. I have been following this tutorial https://goo.gl/w8sIlG (no need to open) but I have found something strange when I do the same but without changing the analysis...
  26. lord sauron

    Importing Mechanical Apdl geometry in Ansys Workbench

    hi.. i want to import only the geometry defined in mechanical apdl into ansys workbench so that i want to have the freedom to change the geometry and meshing whenever i want to. thankyou
  27. Z

    Multibody Parts in Ansys Workbench

    Hello, can I have one simple question? I need create a Multibody Parts in Ansys Workbench. But I haven´t a Design Modeller. How do I create it? Thanks you. Pavel
  28. happytolearn

    How Do You Imprint Faces for a Moving Heat Source in ANSYS Workbench?

    Please help.I want to do transient analysis on welded joint.So for moving heat source I have to select multiple patches along the weld joint.From tutorial I came to know that it can be done by imprint faces while extruding lines,but when I tried it by extrusion in operation it does not show the...
  29. A

    Ansys workbench Composite Analysis

    Hello All, I am a master student working on my thesis. am using ANSYS workbench to model the debonding between FRP and Concrete (Single Shear Test). The geometry is very simple, so meshing and sketching were easy. however I have the following quires about loading and interfaces. 1. I want to...
  30. V

    Unexpected changing of the geometry in ANSYS Workbench

    Hello! I started recently to use ANSYS Workbench 15 to solve a stiffness problem of a three parts assembly. I have a general knowledge about FEM. I create the geometry in the Design Modeler by inserting the assembly from Solidworks 2010. It is a three parts assembly like a bicycle's wheel. Two...
  31. Joydeep Munshi

    ANSYS 14.5 Workbench Geometry and Mesh editor problem

    Hi everyone, I have recently installed ANSYS 14.5. But after opening workbench, while trying to open Fluent I am getting problems like "Unable to start the geometry editor." and "Unable to start the Meshing editor." I have attached the error screen shot. Please help me out in this. Thanks a lot.

    ANSYS Workbench and MESH200 Elements: EMODIF

    Hello all, I have been doing a number of analysis that require the use of Workbench and Spaclaim and Classic (APDL). SpaceClaim is used to bring in the geometry and defeature it and to create the proper components with elimination of contacts thru the use of the Share Topology feature. This is...
  33. S

    ANSYS workbench moving plate contact

    Hello, I am trying to make contact between a stationary line body and a moving plate that will compress the line body. But I could not make contact between them. There is also a automatic connection generated but while simulation it does not show the contact instead the moving plate...
  34. B

    How to cut a surface in ANSYS workbench?

    This is more complicated than it sounds. I'd like to analyse a fracture in a surface body so I need to create a no thickness or infinitesimally small cut/slice if it is possible. Afterwards, I'm planing to analyse stress concentration factor in model environment.
  35. M

    Can ANSYS Workbench v.16 models be opened in v.15?

    Hi all, I am trying to open my model from v.16 into v.15 with no success. I have dragged a mesh/Finite element modeler from my original model and Write solver model in an Ansys Mechanical APDL file and got to save my model as an inp. When reopening a FEM in ansys 15 and importing this (Inp...
  36. D

    ANSYS Workbench - Insert Angular Acceleration

    Hello, I am setting up a model in ANSYS Workbench Mechanical and I would like to insert an certain angular acceleration. How can I do it? Thanks a lot!
  37. P

    Object size after deformation in ANSYS Workbench

    Hi, I have a maybe very simple question. Is there a possibility to get the size or length of an edge in Ansys, after the simulation/in the deformed object? I have a sort of a bending beam and want to know his length after deformation. With the directional deformation i could get an approximation...
  38. P

    ANSYS WORKBENCH 14: Simply support option disabled

    Hello.. i am trying to determine the maximum deflection of a beam on account of its sagging due to its own weight. I have the CAD MODEL of the beam and i import its IGS into ANSYS WB14.static structural. 1.is it a uniform distributed loading case? 2.i need to simply support the beam at both...
  39. E

    Convergence problem in ANSYS Workbench

    Hi, i solved a model but i got an error saying that "The solver engine was unable to converge on a solution for the non linear problem as constrained". Can someone offer advice on how i can fix this error?
  40. E

    ANSYS Workbench solution problem

    Hi, I am carrying out a transient structural analysis of an expanding fastener in ANSYS Workbench 15. The model was created in Catia and imported into Workbench using DesignModeller. I believe I have defined my problem properly in Mechanical but it just hangs when I solve the solution. What i...
  41. L

    Meshing Parameters for Wind Turbine Blade with 3 Airfoils

    i am new to ANSYS, i designed a wind turbine blade in solidworks, when i try to create mesh it gives me an error. Previously i have made a mesh for a wind turbine blade i used >mapped face mesh then i used sizing and it was done but this blade is a bit different as it has 3 airfoils used in it
  42. G

    Problems in explicit dynamics simulation in ANSYS Workbench

    I'm new with ansys if I can help it would be helpful. the problem is that two solids are shocked, but one of them is going through the other, have already implemented several things different tutorials but the answer is the same. the only question when I change the location fixed support the...
  43. M

    Ansys Workbench : How to make a deformable face?

    I am using Workbench 14.5 structural and trying to model stretching of a 3D with a hole. the boundary conditions i am using are (as in the image): 1. frictionless support for below, left and back faces 2. displacement for right face as you can see in the result the upper face deforms and that is...
  44. A

    Bearing load calculation in Ansys workbench

    Hi dears I am doing a random vibration analysis on a reciprocating rotary system and I need to calculate the load that applied to the bearing during the analysis. the picture is attached to post. thanks
  45. W

    Solve ANSYS Workbench Geometry with Beams, Frames, and Thugs | Steps to Success

    I have done the following Steps on a geometry consisting of 2 Beams 5 Frames and an outer covering over that with Thugs on it for fix supports Steps 1. Import Geometry to Workbench 2. Geometry cleaning(Suppressing the unwanted parts and sheet ) 3. Open it in design Modeler 4. Meshing...
  46. D

    Angle of deformation in ANSYS Workbench

    Hi everyone, I'm here to ask you one thing of ansys, I made this model with solidworks and I imported into ansys as STEP files (which is the difference in how import solidworks file?), I defined the part that will be studied and applied as you can see in the attached photo, a linear...
  47. P

    Threaded connection's initial contact modelling using ANSYS workbench

    Hi everyone! I am doing a simulation of threaded connection in ANSYS workbench and have some problem. In this 2D model, the initial make-up is modeled by setting an "initial overlap" (shown in figure 1). This is how I did: - The initial contact between pin and box as "frictional" with...
  48. G

    Weld contact in Ansys Workbench

    Hi, I am new to Ansys workbench. I am doing analysis with simple fillet joint between two plate. I would like to learn about creation of weld joint/connection between plates. Anybody can help me to create such realistic connection. -Gajanan
  49. 0

    Scripting geometry in ansys workbench

    How to create a script geometry. Is it possible? some type? I need to create a script to pipe conveyor. After entering the input data is created geometry. pls help me