Erik Kostson
Ansys Employee

 

 

Hi –

"Or will I need to assign a material density so that the appropriate dimensions of the block gives the required mass?"

Answer: Yes,

you can define 2 blocks with a volume so when you do block volume * density (material property), gives the block mass (say m1) you want. For the springs you can use springs inside mechanical. So in the cad you need two cubes/blocks, and then define the springs between them in mechanical.

Tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne3qDPbiivw

All the best

Erik