I am trying to set residual stresses in a simple beam via inistate. It works if I use displaysments as and additional load. If I use a force on the object the residual stresses from the inistate command seem to get cancelt.
I suggest you the following help reference for 'Initial-State Applications'.
3.2. Initial-State Application (ansys.com)
Also, you can follow the below thread on the Forum for a similar query
Flexural Buckling of Welded High strength steel columns with I sections — Ansys Learning Forum
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