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Ansys HELP

  1. Dec 17, 2004 #1

    Clausius2

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    I have modelling a mechanical element in ANSYS. Those who have used it will know what I am talking about. I want to obtain the reaction forces at the supports (Fx,Fy,Fz,Mx,My,Mz). So I go to List Reaction forces command window and Ansys gives me a list of nodes and its single reaction:

    PRINT REACTION SOLUTIONS PER NODE

    ***** POST1 TOTAL REACTION SOLUTION LISTING *****

    LOAD STEP= 1 SUBSTEP= 1
    TIME= 1.0000 LOAD CASE= 0

    THE FOLLOWING X,Y,Z SOLUTIONS ARE IN GLOBAL COORDINATES

    NODE FX FY FZ MX MY MZ
    1424 0.44869E-01 0.66813E-02 0.78517E-01-0.49352E-01 0.20655E-03 0.20254E-03
    1425 0.83405 0.73892 2.3231 -5.4600 -0.54559E-03-0.28838
    1426 -0.57409E-01 0.76036E-02 0.10521 -0.58399E-01-0.15650E-06 0.33950E-02
    ................(more)

    Something like that. I suppose that all these nodes are the nodes at the boundaries, which are for instance, each of the four supports of the element.

    My question is: Is there anyway to obtain the TOTAL (RESULTANT) reaction in each support, instead of the single reaction in the nodes coincident with the boundaries?.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2005 #2
    This is not a reply to your question, but I wondering if you know any web sresources for ANSYS, like ANSYS tutorials or e-books etc

    Thanks
     
  4. Aug 22, 2005 #3

    Clausius2

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    Sorry, I don't. I used the tutorial which goes inside the Ansys software.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2005 #4

    PerennialII

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    "ANY" - within a post processing script at least (can do pretty much anything, but can be laborious), I'll check the post processor manual how it goes, can't remember from the top of my head, what particular element type you're using?
     
  6. Aug 23, 2005 #5

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    You tried etable & the post-processing calculator operations? I'd script the extraction & do the integration in a macro but if could get it done there or without exporting the data otherwise would be easier.
     
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