General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Making individual components in APDL

    • vangapandu goutham

      I was trying to simulate a blade model but as my model is a hybrid composite, I want to make each layer as a component. so that I can apply different material properties to different layers.

      The engine fan blade was modeled in Solidworks, completed mesh using hypermesh. imported to APDL.

      the below figure shows 12 layered mesh model and in the similar way i want make them in to 12 components

      can you please suggest the possible way in APDl, if not hypermesh is also fine



    • Erik Kostson
      Ansys Employee

      Solid185 and Solid186 can be used with a layered section, perhaps that is possible here - see help manual for info on layered solids.


      Otherwise in your pre-mesher, add every individual layer into a named selection (component in apdl CM) or use different element type (type 1, type 2,) for the different layers, or other property so we can select that later in apdl and assign properties (different for each layer).


      Finally perhaps are you able to split the geometry into layers in that tool perhaps.

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