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3D Design

creating a beam thats attached on one end

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

      hello im very new to ansys mechanical apdl, im trying to create a simple model for my project "VM5 is the code for ansys model", a beam with a load on the end. can someone create a simple model with log file to show me how it works.

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Please reply with a complete problem specification.


      For example what is the beam



      • length

      • cross-section

      • material

      • load


      Do you have to use APDL or can you use Workbench?

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

      the length can be 30mm with a 5mm cross section, the material can be shell181 with a load of 10N. i wish to use ADPL because its the software i learnt to use in university, thank you.

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      What is the shape of the cross-section?  A circle, a square. You have only given a dimension.


      shell 181 is not a material. A material is steel and has an Elastic Modulus.  What is the Elastic Modulus?


      I can only help you with Workbench. 

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

      the young modulus is 200gpa, is it possible to port workbench models to adpl?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Yes, but if you start in Workbench, you can complete the project in Workbench.

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

       


      20190903-142430


      this is the link to the model im trying to create just the basic drawing, theres two of them with a cylinder as a second and a load of 10N.

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Do you have the theoretical solution to a 10 N load on the 10 mm square cross-section 50 mm long beam?


      Get started by creating that beam solid in SpaceClaim.

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

      i have no theoretical solutions, i just need help to make this. is it possible to model it then send a download link so i can run the simulation calculations i need? thanks

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Here is the equation to calculate the tip displacement with an end load for a uniform section cantilever beam provided by a lecture at MIT.



      Do you know how to calculate I for the square cross-section?  Wikipedia has that equation.



      In your case, h = b and Ix = Iy.


      Please reply with the tip displacement you calculated using those equations for your inputs. 


      Next start a beam model in ANSYS to see if you get the same answer.


      You will need to open SpaceClaim. Draw a line 50 mm long, and create a beam with a square profile with a 10 mm side length.

    • chukster97
      Subscriber

      i told you i have no idea how to use it, doesnt matter i'll ask someone else.

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      I'm here to help you learn how to use ANSYS.  I assume you have installed the software.



      • Step 1. Open Workbench.

      • Step 2. Double click on the Static Structural analysis system in the Toolbox.

      • Step 3. Double click on the Geometry cell in the Static Structural system.

      • Step 4. Draw a line 50 mm long in SpaceClaim.


      If you can accomplish these few steps, we can cover the next few steps.

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