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Change SOLID 187 Element into VISCO 89

    • lukas1686
      First I did a thermal analysis, here the element SOLID 87 is selected by the program, which is also completely fine. Freedoms of temperature.
      Finally I want to do a structural analysis with the imported data from the thermal analysis.
      Here, however, the program SOLID187 selects, which, however, only has freedom for postponements. However, I want my residual tensions to be spent on me.
      So my question is, how can I easily convert the element type SOLID187 in the structural analysis into a VISCO89 element.

      Many thanks for the help!
    • Wenlong
      Ansys Employee


      You can insert a command snippet to change the element type. This video shows how to change Beam188 element type to Link180 using commands. You can follow similar procedure.

      Moreover, if you want to learn more about the APDL command meaning, you can refer to the command reference:




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