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ANSYS: Deforming by gluing to a surface

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    Suppose I want to glue a flat piece of sheet metal onto the outside of a rigid cylinder, and then find out the pressure that the glue is exerting onto the surface of the sheet metal. Assume that the deformation is elastic. Or suppose that in a variation of this problem, the sheet metal were instead glued to a wavy surface that was also able to elastically deform. Would APDL or Workbench be better for these analyses? What features of those programs would you recommend for these analyses?
    Thank you very much!
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 3, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
  4. Oct 3, 2014 #3
    This could be done as a 2D axisymmetric problem using APDL. I am not sure of how you would model the glue. Does the glue cause shrinkage as it dries? If it does, then you have a transient problem to deal with as well. Any more information that you can provide?
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