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Post Buckling Analysis in ANSYS

  1. Jun 4, 2016 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to use ANSYS to calculate the reaction force in the edge of a buckled thin plate. (One edge is constrained and the other edge is displaced).

    According to what I read in the Help Documentation, the study should be done in Static Structural, and a stabilization option should be set appropriately. My question is, do I have to involve also the buckling module and how should I do this? I only get Error messages so far.

    If someone is familiar to this kind of study I would be grateful to have some advice.

    Regards, Vaggelis
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  3. Jun 9, 2016 #2
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  4. Jun 14, 2016 #3


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    This sounds like a problem that would be performed in multiple load steps. The first step would be to induce buckling in the plate using a series of appropriate forces, followed by a second load step which suppresses these forces and applies a fixed condition to the edge you're interested in.

    Does this make sense? Are you familiar with setup of multiple load step problems?
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