October 26, 2023 at 3:29 amChee Hui RenSubscriber
I am working on connected beams in ANSYS APDL. I have assigned below to the lines
1. 'BEAM188' element
2. 'square hollow beam' sections ID 1 (0.1875")
2. 'square hollow beam' sections ID 2 (0.250")
I have assigned sections to all the lines possible before meshing them.
However, some lines appear to have no section assigned to them.
Some of the elements do not have sections assigned to them which I am sure I have already assigned to all the lines.
Below is my APDL code (no loading/boundary conditions are assigned yet)!Created by: Chee Hui Ren!TY10090-9FINISH/CLEAR,NOSTART/PREP7!Beam ElementET,1,BEAM188 !Beam elementsKEYOPT,1,1,0KEYOPT,1,2,0KEYOPT,1,3,2KEYOPT,1,4,0KEYOPT,1,6,0KEYOPT,1,7,0KEYOPT,1,9,0KEYOPT,1,11,0KEYOPT,1,12,0KEYOPT,1,15,0!Define beam typesSECTYPE, 1, BEAM, HREC, .1875wall, 1SECOFFSET, CENTSECDATA,2,2,0.1875,0.1875,0.1875,0.1875,0,0,0,0,0,0SECTYPE, 2, BEAM, HREC, .250wall, 1SECOFFSET, CENTSECDATA,2,2,0.25,0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0,0,0,0,0!Material PropertiesMPTEMP,,,,,,,,MPTEMP,1,0MPDATA,EX,1,,10007604 !elastic modulusMPDATA,PRXY,1,,0.33 !Poisson's ratioTB,BISO,1,1,2,TBTEMP,0TBDATA,,39885.37799,,,,, !tensile yield strength!Keypoints - TY10090-7K,1,0,12.227,205.118,K,2,0,12.227,116.232,K,3,0,12.227,27.649,K,4,0,12.227,-27.649,K,5,0,12.227,-116.232,K,6,0,12.227,-205.118,K,7,0,4,116.232,K,8,0,4,27.469,K,9,0,4,-27.649,K,10,0,4,-116.232,K,11,94.03,4,205.118,K,12,94.03,4,116.232,K,13,94.03,4,27.649,K,14,94.03,4,-27.649,K,15,94.03,4,-116.232,K,16,94.03,4,-205.118,K,17,92.99,4,116.232,K,18,92.99,4,27.65,K,19,92.99,4,-27.65,K,20,92.99,4,-116.232,!LINES - TY10090-7LSTR,1,2LSTR,2,5LSTR,5,6LSTR,1,7LSTR,2,7LSTR,7,10LSTR,5,10LSTR,10,6LSTR,3,8LSTR,4,9LSTR,7,11LSTR,10,16LSTR,11,1LSTR,6,16LSTR,7,12LSTR,8,13LSTR,9,14LSTR,10,15LSTR,11,13LSTR,13,14LSTR,14,16LPLOT !SHOW LINE!HARDPOINTS & LINES - TY10090-7HPTCREATE,LINE,15,0,COORD,92.99,4,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,16,0,COORD,92.99,4,27.65,HPTCREATE,LINE,17,0,COORD,92.99,4,-27.65,HPTCREATE,LINE,18,0,COORD,92.99,4,-116.232,LSTR,2,17LSTR,3,18LSTR,4,19LSTR,5,20!Keypoints - TY10090-8K,21,-2,12.227,205.118,K,22,-2,12.227,116.232,K,23,-2,12.227,27.649,K,24,-2,12.227,-27.649,K,25,-2,12.227,-116.232,K,26,-2,12.227,-205.118,K,27,-2,4,116.232,K,28,-2,4,27.649,K,29,-2,4,-27.649,K,30,-2,4,-116.232,K,31,-86.422,19.613,205.118,K,32,-86.422,19.613,116.232,K,33,-86.422,19.613,27.649,K,34,-86.422,19.613,-27.649,K,35,-86.422,19.613,-116.232,K,36,-86.422,19.613,-205.118,!LINES - TY10090-8LSTR,31,36LSTR,26,36LSTR,21,31LSTR,22,25LSTR,21,22LSTR,25,26LSTR,27,30LSTR,21,27LSTR,30,26LSTR,27,22LSTR,23,28LSTR,24,29LSTR,25,30LSTR,27,32LSTR,28,33LSTR,29,34LSTR,30,35LSTR,27,31LSTR,36,30!HARDPOINTS & LINES - TY10090-8HPTCREATE,LINE,39,0,COORD,-79.606,18.352,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,40,0,COORD,-79.606,18.352,27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,41,0,COORD,-79.606,18.352,-27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,42,0,COORD,-79.606,18.352,-116.232,LSTR,22,37LSTR,23,38LSTR,24,39LSTR,25,40!Link linesLSTR,1,21LSTR,7,27LSTR,2,22LSTR,8,28LSTR,3,23LSTR,9,29LSTR,4,24LSTR,10,30LSTR,5,25LSTR,6,26LPLOT !SHOW LINE!Loading Keypoints - TY10090-8 (hardpoints on the beams)HPTCREATE,LINE,13,0,COORD,16.2242836,10.8057332,205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,13,0,COORD,82.9891562,4.96600045,205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,22,0,COORD,16.2230435,10.7917169,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,22,0,COORD,82.9820275,4.88542413,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,23,0,COORD,16.2230435,10.7917169,27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,23,0,COORD,82.9820275,4.88542413,27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,24,0,COORD,16.2230435,10.7917169,-27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,24,0,COORD,82.9820275,4.88542413,-27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,25,0,COORD,16.2230435,10.7917169,-116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,25,0,COORD,82.9820275,4.88542413,-116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,14,0,COORD,16.2242836,10.8057332,-205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,14,0,COORD,82.9891562,4.96600045,-205.118,!Loading Keypoints - TY10090-7 (hardpoints on the beams)HPTCREATE,LINE,28,0,COORD,-9.05645818,12.8443628,205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,28,0,COORD,-75.8014915,18.6838219,205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,45,0,COORD,-9.06119572,12.7843408,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,45,0,COORD,-75.8510401,18.0560693,116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,46,0,COORD,-9.06119572,12.7843408,27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,46,0,COORD,-75.8510401,18.0560693,27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,47,0,COORD,-9.06119572,12.7843408,-27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,47,0,COORD,-75.8510401,18.0560693,-27.649,HPTCREATE,LINE,48,0,COORD,-9.06119572,12.7843408,-116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,48,0,COORD,-75.8510401,18.0560693,-116.232,HPTCREATE,LINE,27,0,COORD,-9.05645818,12.8443628,-205.118,HPTCREATE,LINE,27,0,COORD,-75.8014915,18.6838219,-205.118,!Assigning .250 beamFLST,5,46,4,ORDE,10FITEM,5,1FITEM,5,-15FITEM,5,18FITEM,5,-21FITEM,5,26FITEM,5,-38FITEM,5,43FITEM,5,-45FITEM,5,48FITEM,5,-58CM,_Y,LINELSEL, , , ,P51XCM,_Y1,LINECMSEL,S,_YCMSEL,S,_Y1LATT,1, ,1, , , ,2CMSEL,S,_YCMDELE,_YCMDELE,_Y1!Assigning .1875 beamFLST,5,12,4,ORDE,8FITEM,5,16FITEM,5,-17FITEM,5,22FITEM,5,-25FITEM,5,39FITEM,5,-42FITEM,5,46FITEM,5,-47CM,_Y,LINELSEL, , , ,P51XCM,_Y1,LINECMSEL,S,_YCMSEL,S,_Y1LATT,1, ,1, , , ,1CMSEL,S,_YCMDELE,_YCMDELE,_Y1
October 26, 2023 at 6:22 amChee Hui RenSubscriber
I have managed to assign the section to all the meshed profiles. Initially, I was using hard points on the lines to create load locations. This time, I used key points instead. However, it wouldn't locate the points exactly on the lines as it is how APDL program reads it.
Therefore, I am thinking about partitioning my lines with the keypoints being part of the line joining keypoints.
October 30, 2023 at 12:46 pmAshish KhemkaForum Moderator
It seems that your query is resolved.
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