General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Cyclic symmetry and Force Reaction

    • Rafael Gutierrez
      Subscriber

      I have a model static structural model,  press fit.  Using cyclic symmetry with 8 sectors.  Is the Force reactiion the total force for all 8 sectors or do i need to multiply the output value x 8 sectors.

    • HuiLiu
      Ansys Employee

      Please refer to Mechanical help > Reviewing results for cyclic symmetry in a static structural or static acoustic analysis. The results for force reaction probe is calculated for the full symmetry model.

    • Rafael Gutierrez
      Subscriber

      I made a small breakout model and came to these conclusions:
      For reaction forces  (fixed etc)  the model returns the total based on the # of sectors
      For contact forces, the model only returns the load from 1 sector regardles of the display settings or # of sectors 

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