Ansys Employee

Hi Matteo,

I tried the model in Ansys Mechanical since and I am able to get it run. The model is set up with the beam & Link element connected. I applied similar boundary conditions (first step displacement and second step temperature) and I am able to get thermal strain. I would recommend you try it in Mechanical. You can also generate an APDL input file from Mechanical (It can be done right click on the solution - -> Open solver directory, then you will find a ds.dat file which is the input. Apologies if you already know this.)

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LINK180 element also offers the tension-only option and you can define that using SECCONTROL command (Ref:https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/Secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v194/ans_cmd/Hlp_C_SECCONTROL.html)



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