General Mechanical

General Mechanical

structural analysis post processing results

    • nithinreddy1114
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      I recently started using the Ansys workbench for my thesis project, and I would like to ask what is the best approach to show the post-processing results? 


      For example, I had run a transient structural analysis simulation, and I got a result, i.e., deformed body, 


      how will we compare the deformed body to the original geometry to find changes in volume or diameter, etc.?


      or is there any better way to show my results for people to understand in an easier way like to show in my thesis report 


      I saw some approaches like using probes, but I am searching for a new and better way to show my results as a body got deformed, and this is the diameter change or volume change. 

    • peteroznewman
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      If your structure encloses a volume, you could put fluid elements in that volume to compute the volume during the solution. In the link below, the fluid exerts a pressure on the structure because it is an incompressible liquid, but you can define the fluid properties to be compressible and exert no pressure on the structure.
      https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/21872/how-do-you-consider-the-properties-of-air-in-a-static-structural-simulation
      https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/13075/fluid-contained-within-a-structural-volume
    • nithinreddy1114
      Subscriber
      I think this was not the answer to the question I haved asked
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      Your question asked about volume change and my answer describes how to measure that. Perhaps you didn't understand the answer.
      If you insert an image into your reply to illustrate the question, you may get a better answer.
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