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3D Design

Having trouble with defining DOF constraints

    • jmillie
      Subscriber

      Hey, I just started using ANSYS Mechanical for a class. 


      We are creating a Truss using only LINK180 elements. I need to constrain one of the nodes in the UX,UY,UZ,ROTX,ROTY,& ROTZ directions. However, when I apply the displacement constraints on the node, I only have the option to contrain the UX,UY,UZ, VELX,VELY,VELZ directions. ANyon know what setting I need to change so that I can constrain in the ROT directions?? thanks 

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Hey,


      A LINK180 element only has UX, UY, UZ degrees of freedom at each node. No rotation is computed by the element.

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