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Ansys Workbench - Beam 188 and Link 180 element - together?

  1. Jan 15, 2017 #1
    Using : Ansys Workbench 16 Educational
    I want to build simple frame and simulate stress state and deformation when that frame is lifted.

    I have constructed my geometry in Design Modeler using line body's.
    My lifting cable has circular cross section with diameter of 10 mm.
    My frame has square hollow section 40x40x2 mm.
    After modeling everything is converted to one part with Form new part command.

    In Model setup I have used line pressure on central beam and displacement (x=0,y=0,z=0) for support on top where 4 cables meet.

    I have added command object to 4 line body that are representing cables:


    When I run my analsys I get error (no result):

    There are 112 small equation solver pivot terms

    What am I doing wrong. How to use Link 180 and Beam 188 element together and simulate stress when frame is in lifted state - when it is lifted in air (cable - tension only in cable)

    Can someone explain me (in Ansys Workbench) how to approach this problem.

    This problem is for educational purposes.
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  3. Jan 20, 2017 #2
    Any help :) ?
  4. Jan 23, 2017 #3


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    For a start, can you give us a picture showing your current geometry, and the boundary conditions you've applied to it? A picture is worth 1000 words!
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