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Angle of deformation in ANSYS Workbench

  1. Sep 22, 2014 #1
    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 deformation at the edges, that is, the entry of this flexible stainless steel. Now the problem is , how can i set in ANSYS the rotation of the edges, a rotation of 8 °, how? I have found in "displacement remote" the possibility of entering a corner but then the simulation model is deformed in an incredible way and unrealistic. How can I do?

    After i realized that the bar Environment and clicking Supports there is an option "Fixed rotation" but it is grayed out ... why?

    I tried to select an edge, a point, but it remains a gray area .... I do not know how to do.

    I hope some of you know, thanks in advance


    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 29, 2014 #2
    I am an APDL user but have you tried creating a local coordinate system that is rotated 8 degrees in the direction that you desire?
  4. Oct 3, 2014 #3
    Thanks CFDFEAGURU,

    i have already made that! now i want to calculate the moment and the force on an area if i apply deformation linear and a rotation. Do u know how to do that?

    Why under Solution in ansys workbench there isn't moment and force?

    thanks in advance!
  5. Oct 3, 2014 #4
    If you are in the Static Structural section of the tree on the left hand side of the screen, there is a force and a moment input that you can select.

  6. Oct 3, 2014 #5
    Oh, you must be looking for the nodal reactions if you are in the solution. Here is how you can get the reactions at the supports you have defined.


    Just pick, Force Reaction and then Moment Reaction. You will have to right click on them once they are in the tree and select "Evaluate Results"
  7. Oct 3, 2014 #6
    Excuse me ,
    but i want to find the value of the moment, so i have to find in "Solution"

    Isn't true? thanks!
  8. Oct 3, 2014 #7
    And you will get this

  9. Oct 3, 2014 #8
    See the update posts with screenshots of how you can get the reactions.
  10. Oct 3, 2014 #9
    ok that's it!

    u are more fast than me! the problem now it's if i go to press Solve, doesn't go to solve...ask me other thing!
  11. Oct 3, 2014 #10
    Can you post a screenshot of what it is asking you when you click on solve?
  12. Oct 3, 2014 #11
    here it is:

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  13. Oct 3, 2014 #12
    Well, the solution has failed, that is what the red lightning bolts indicate. You have an undefined Moment load (the one with the ? in front of it) Suppress the undefined moment load or delete it and the solve the model. I am assuming you have the model constrained properly so rigid body motion will not occur.
  14. Oct 3, 2014 #13
    ok CFDFEAGURU!!!

    i have made what i want to do!!! THANKS!!!!

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  15. Oct 4, 2014 #14
    I am glad it all worked out for you. :)
  16. Feb 9, 2015 #15

    i want to ask you if you can send me a pdf to better use ANSYS , can u help me?

    please if u can use my email utomei @ tiscali.it
  17. Feb 9, 2015 #16
    Unfortunately, there isn't a single pdf that could allow you to fully understand ANSYS. What type of problem are you trying to solve? The real power of ANSYS is in APDL.
  18. Apr 30, 2016 #17
    Is there a way (a user defined results expression) to plot a moment v rotation curve??
  19. Jan 18, 2017 #18
    Hi CFDFEAGURU, hope you can answer my question. I already create the local coordinate system that is rotated at certain degrees, but how I want to put a force or moment to get the rotation ?
  20. Jan 18, 2017 #19
    Hi dacorsa, I hope you can answer my question. How you apply force to rotate your part at 8 degrees using the local coordinate system ? Tq
  21. Mar 5, 2018 #20

    I am a beginner in ANSYS and i was looking to do a torsion analysis on a thin copper. The geometry is rectangular - 4 mm by .075 mm and 150 mm length.
    I have fixed one end and applied moment on the other. I want to calculate how many twists will result based on given moment value. I also wanted to know what is the max amount of twist before the material (im using copper alloy) starts to bend instead of twisting. (Basically the minimum twist pitch)

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