August 5, 2019 at 9:19 amAnsysKIT1Subscriber
My question is how I can map the following problem:
Simplified I have an elastic geometry/volume that I drag through a smaller surface (cylinder).
I'm interested into the deformation and the stress during the procedure.
(The bigger sphere will deformed during the movement though the cylinder.)
I currently have no idea how to image that at Ansys.I tried explicit dynamics but I only see the possibility to have an inertial speed, but I need a continuous speed. In addition, the part I want to drag through the cylinder ricocheted.
I also added the mechdat file (in a zip folder) for an import, if you want to have a look. I hope that someone of you can help me that would be awesome.
Many thanks for all help!
Best regards Patrick
August 5, 2019 at 11:31 amjj77Subscriber
Just use an enforced displacement (Supports/Displacement) on one end, and pull it through - define a table say with 1 mm per second (which gives a constant speed of 1 mm/s). You can of course choose what ever you want so you get the correct speed.
August 5, 2019 at 1:07 pmpeteroznewmanSubscriber
Adding to what jj77 said, in addition to using enforced displacement, you might consider moving this from Explicit Dynamics to Static Structural if you are only interested in compressing the sphere until it is in the center of the ring. If you want to see it shoot out the other side, then it's best to stay with a transient solver.
If you want to do Static Structural, there are a few changes to be made in CAD. You want the sphere in initial contact with the edge of the cylinder, so that the contact between them is closed. Another CAD modification is to put a blend radius on the sharp edge of the cylinder. That will provide a surface to surface contact definition which is much more likely to converge than an edge to surface definition.
Finally, this is an axisymmetric problem, so orient the parts so the axis of the problem is aligned with the global Y axis, then slice the model though the X and Z planes so you can have a surface that is a radial slice on the +X side of the geometry. Suppress for Physics all geometry except for this surface. In Workbench, you have to set the Geometry property to 2D, then drag out a fresh Static Structural block to drop on the Geometry cell. In Mechanical, there is a setting under Model for the 2D analysis type, set that to Axisymmetric.
August 5, 2019 at 2:57 pmAnsysKIT1Subscriber
Now I know how to map the speed, but I don't get a deformation when the sphere passes the cylinder.
It slides through the cylinder like a ghost: What could be wrong?
Btw. In the final model, I also have a friction between the parts when it passes, how can I map that?
August 5, 2019 at 3:57 pmjj77Subscriber
To attach models see here (your attachment is not of any use):
August 6, 2019 at 8:09 am
August 6, 2019 at 8:47 amjj77Subscriber
In explicit you have few cycles so it can not run the 10 s.
Just to see that it works I reduce the final time to 0.01 s, and then increased the number of cycles to 1E8 cycles.
With that and making the part that you pull shorter, because other wise that part will just stretch, it solves fine in explicit.
August 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm
August 6, 2019 at 2:48 pmjj77Subscriber
I suppressed the contacts and used only the explicit body interaction / frictional- I do no think the frictional coefficient is so high at least when it slides so I reduced that I think to 0.2 and 0.1
August 8, 2019 at 10:57 amAnsysKIT1Subscriber
do you (or someone else) get a realistic solution?
I've shorten the part that I pull very much, but it only run through, when I change the minimum step time to a very low number.
But the results make not much sense.
They look like that:
Or it stops with the error 'time step too small' at that point:
Could you maybe attach your file, that I can compare the settings and run it?
Many, many thanks again!
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