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Anisotropic Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical

    • akin3rd

      I am working on creating a part that is to be made via 3D printing.

      The research I conducted shows that 3D printed parts are anisotropic due to the layering procedures.

      To carry out structural analysis on the part, I need to model the material (ABS plastic) as anisotropic. How do I do that in ANSYS?

      Thank you.

    • peteroznewman

      Do you have the material properties along each axis?  If so, you go into Engineering Data, and under Linear Elastic, drag and drop Orthotropic or Anisotropic Elasticity onto the material.

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