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Rotation of a flexible body

    • ewold

      The problem I am working on is the following:

      I have a solid cylindrical structure that encases an irregularly shaped volume of fluid. Within that fluid, there is an irregularly shaped solid held in suspension. I wish to apply a rotational load to the outer solid body and use a FSI to visualize the effects of that load on the fluid flow, and then in turn on the inner solid body.

      As far as I am aware, the rotational velocity/acceleration loads are only possible with rigid bodies. How do I go about introducing a rotation to the system without getting excessive distortion errors? Thanks.

    • Sandeep Medikonda
      Ansys Employee

      Hi ewold,

        It can be done by specifying remote points. Check out this useful article that describes how to do this.



    • Ashish Kumar
      Forum Moderator

      One more way is use of general joint. Free all the DOFs for the joint and then measure the relevant rotation.

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