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Angle of rotation of a bead embedded in a support

  1. Feb 2, 2015 #1
    Hello Everyone,

    I want to explain my problem. I am quite starter in Ansys... I have modeled a simple bead embedded in a support as you will see in the screenshot. Then I apply a torque onto the bead to make it rotate a bit. I want then to calculate the angle of rotation the bead I have made.
    I have tried to define a directional displacement in a cylindrical coordinate system. Then I define a trajectory and follow the motion of this trajectory (which is actually a radius) in this new coordinate system.
    The main issue is that I always get 0 in the value of the angle.

    Thank you very much if you could help to address that issue...


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  3. Feb 7, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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