General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Repeated error

    • F. Semih Y

      Computation fails with following message:


      Element 3933 (type = 1, SOLID187) (and maybe other elements) has become 

       highly distorted.  Excessive distortion of elements is usually a        

       symptom indicating the need for corrective action elsewhere.  Try       

       incrementing the load more slowly (increase the number of substeps or   

       decrease the time step size).  You may need to improve your mesh to     

       obtain elements with better aspect ratios.  Also consider the behavior  

       of materials, contact pairs, and/or constraint equations.  Please rule  

       out other root causes of this failure before attempting rezoning or     

       nonlinear adaptive solutions.  If this message appears in the first     

       iteration of first substep, be sure to perform element shape checking.  


      How do I apply the suggested solutions (bold)?

    • peteroznewman

      To apply the load more slowly, there are two methods that you can use. See this post and the next.

      Element shape checking is automatically done when meshing in Mechanical, but it is still good to see which elements are having problems with convergence. That is another change you want to make, and that is to turn on the Newton-Raphson Residual Plots.

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Moving to structural mechanics for better response. 



    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      In addition to what peter mentioned. Can you provide the material model and the Analysis settings you are using if you are still having problems? Here is another interesting discussion on this.


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