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Reverse Engineering – Chemically Treated Waterlogged Wood

    • Joshua Davies

      I am trying to find material properties for a waterlogged chemically treated 500-year-old piece of timber.
      (this is to help for the design of a support structure so the ship can be displayed in a museum).

      I have set up the timber in a lab to test its deformation under self-weight for approx 6 weeks with the aim of modelling this so that through trial and error of editing the material properties, the deflection results will match that in the lab.

      Is there a way of modelling these parameters in ANSYS???

      I initially had a go, but found no way of adding such a long time to the model. 

    • Ashish Khemka
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Joshua,


      If you have stress strain data then try using a hyperelastic response function: How to Set Up Response Functions for Hyperelastic Material Models — Lesson 2 - ANSYS Innovation Courses

      I am assuming that all the deformations would be in elastic region.


      Ashish Khemka

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