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General Mechanical

Modelling a cable as beam element

    • omar30

      Hello ,

      I got a problem and have been trying to solve. Considering a cable (hanger) that has boundary conditions as pinned-pinned or fixed-fixed. I am trying to evaluate the stress in the beam element, as previously suggested to use bolt pretension which solved the tension issue. I got 2 questions and I hope to receive answers about them:

      1. Why applying bolt pretension force calculate accurate solution however force applied at supports gives wrong solution?(attached pictures 1,2 are for bolt pretension ,3,4 for force )
      2. If I am willing to apply a horizontal force component or moment at the lower part of cable. What form should I introduce the force/ moments? as a nodal force or?

      I appreciate your support and hope to get a response

    • Ashish Khemka
      Ansys Employee

      You can fix one end and apply force/ moment at the other end.

      Regards Ashish Khemka
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