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Creating a construction line on a body to apply force

    • yazk
      Subscriber

      Hello dear friends,


      I have imported a CAD model to ANSYS Workbench from Solidworks for a static structural analysis. I would like to apply a line force to the body as shown in the picture below. However, I am not sure how to make the construction line to apply my force or any other way that works.


      Thank you for your help.


    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      What is the source of this force?  If it is the weight of the pipe and the fluid inside, you can add a line body or a solid body on the inside to represent the fluid and then turn on Gravity.

    • yazk
      Subscriber

      Hi Peter,


       


      Thank you for your response. Actually the line is in the outer surface of the pipe and representing the line contact of the pipe - clamp and as if the clamp apply a contact load force to the pipe. Also, I made a line body in SpaceClaim, however it does not show the line in the Ansys workbench.


       


      Thank you,

    • Aniket
      Ansys Employee

      Use Project tool in Intersect group of tools on the Design ribbon to take an imprint of the curve on the Solid.

    • yazk
      Subscriber

      Thank you Aniket for your response. That works well.


       


      Best,

    • Aniket
      Ansys Employee

      please mark the post as solution if it answered your question.

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