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Ansys 13.0 cable element LINK180

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    I am trying to model a simple cable using Ansys 13.0. It seems like the best element to use is LINK180, because this element replaced previously available links from older program versions (such as LINK10 and LINK167). However, although the "help" says that the third real constant for this element can be set to "tension-only", I am not being given the option to select a third real constant. I don't know how else to get a "tension-only" element.

    Can anyone tell me how to set this element to "tension-only"

    Thank you so much for your help.
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  3. Oct 20, 2011 #2
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