how to define a rigid plane in Ansys Mechanical APDL?

chenyuanmingchenyuanming Member Posts: 1

Hi there,

I want to simulate a compression test of a structure, I want to use a rigid plane to compress the structure. but how to define the rigid plane quickly with apdl or GUI operations?

Thank you!

Best Answer

  • mrifemrife PHLPosts: 233Forum Coordinator
    Accepted Answer

    Hi @chenyuanming Please see the following help section: Ansys Help -> Mechanical APDL -> Contact Technology Guide -> Chapter 2 GUI Aids for Contact Analysis. Specifically the section on the Contact Wizard. When defining a contact pair the Target side has an option of being flexible or rigid. If rigid there is also an option to include a pilot node. The moving and fixed rigid bodies can be modeled as surfaces or volumes. Then the appropriate surface used to define the target side.

    Have fun,



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