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Ansys Workbench Non-linear Spring

    • Sunjung Kim

      Hello All,

      I am using ANSYS workbench to model a ligament using a spring element. but I am wondering if I can make a non-linear spring without manually putting the parameter for the force-deflection curve in COMBIN 39 element type. I noticed that there is an option for material type in spring properties but I am not sure if I place the non-linear material in spring properties in the COMBIN 14 (linear spring type), the spring behavior can appear as non-linear. 

    • Chandra Sekaran
      Ansys Employee

      COMBIN14 is linear only even if you define nonlinear material properties. I think the combin39 approach you mention is best. 

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