Boundary conditions related to brake rotor analysis

I want to do brake rotor analysis in ansys workbench. I have extracted mid surface and want to do 2D analysis. I want to apply Boundary conditions ie a force on pad area on both sides of rotor. How can I create a pad sketch on both sides of mid surface? Is there any better option to give above mentioned boundary condition?


  • peteroznewmanpeteroznewman Posts: 13,227Member
    edited April 2020

    It might help to read some of the discussions that are on the site concerning how to analyze a brake.

    A midsurface when meshed with shell elements still has two sides, the Top and Bottom, so you can apply loads to both sides of the shell elements.

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