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General Mechanical

progressive load on steel beam

    • PEP_ELZA
      Subscriber
      hi,nI would like to ask a doubt regarding the application of progressive point loads. Is it possible to apply an actuator load that was initially applied at a rate of 1.27 mm/min up to about 20.5 min and then at a rate of 0.25 mm/min until the specimen failed in ANSYS?.
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      Yes, it is possible, whether it is necessary is a different question.nIf your materials have creep properties that come into effect at these short time scales, then you would want to simulate the true time the test takes.nBut if your materials do not have creep properties, then time is irrelevant. Only displacement matters when things are moving this slowly.nIn either case, you solve the model in Static Structural.n
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