General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Rigid Connections in ANSYS AQWA

    • jaevin10


      I have 4 buoys that are rigidly connected together. I added joints between the structures and I'm greeted with warnings. How do I resolve these warnings?

      I read that in hydrodynamic response, joints must be added between structures before conducting the analysis.

    • Yu Bi
      Ansys Employee
      Hi, the warning is due to the looped constraints as a redundant constraint is defined in this model.The relevant discussions are given in Aqwa User's Manual Closed Loops.If you are not interested in the joint reaction forces, the fourth joint is not needed.
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