June 1, 2023 at 3:30 pmBrian KeatsSubscriber
I'm running a random vibration analysis, and modelling my bolts as beam elements. I need to extract the beams forces (preferably in the beam coordinate systems so I can split out axial and shear forces). There doesn't seem to be an out-of-the-box way to do this. Does anyone have any insight on how I might get this done?
I found this resource that allows me to extract beam forces in eather globa coordinates, or just the axial force in beam coordinates (I also need the shear).
Is there a better approach than this? I'm transitioning to Ansys from an NX/NASTRAN background and I'm a bit shocked there's no native way to extract nodal or element forces.
June 2, 2023 at 9:40 am
June 2, 2023 at 2:00 pmBrian KeatsSubscriber
That looks promising! I'm having a couple of issues.
When I select an edge associated with the beam element, I get the error that I need valid scoping.
If I curcumvent the scoping issue by scoping to element ID, I get the error that "A result is invalid with the current output control settings". Modal and random output settings are shown below. I have nodal forces enabled.
Any insight on how I can fix the above two issues?
June 5, 2023 at 7:38 am
June 5, 2023 at 3:19 pmBrian KeatsSubscriber
I want to maintain connectivity to my solidworks model. I would have to break that to create line bodies. Is there a way I can use this approach without line bodies? If I include the fastener solid bodies, can I associate a beam mesh with the fastener geometry and use this approach?
June 5, 2023 at 4:56 pm
June 5, 2023 at 5:43 pmBrian KeatsSubscriber
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