Dear jj77 and Peter,
How are you? Could you please have a look?
1. The result of SMISC1 is 3.4165E5, is it too large for tension force?
2. the result is not sensitive for lateral force only along Z axis?
3. The equation for calculation for initial strain, unit less Y is young's modulus, F is pretension, A is section area?
thanks for help!
two cables are connected with beam (truss) for transmission line simulation.
*get,myarea,SECP,matid,PROP,AREA ! gets the area and assigns it to myarea
ET,matid,LINK180 ! define link element
SECTYPE,matid,LINK ! assign link
SECDATA,myarea ! assign area
MP,EX,matid,,5.2E10 ! SI units
MP,DENS,matid,,1828.57 ! SI units
INIS,DEFINE,,,,,5.53E-4 ! strain, unit less
Vortex 1,5, 6: no displacement
Vortex 4: displacement in x and z axis
Vortex 2,3: displacement in z axis
Beam: beam188 (truss)
Force 1: (0,0,-4N/m), Force 2: (0,0,-1N/m), applied to line body edge
line body: 3D curve in DM
beam radius=0.03m, cable radius=0.015m