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Three point bending test using contact analysis in Ansys APDL

    • shashi chichkhede

      I want to perform simulation for three point bending test in Ansys APDL. How do i apply contact at three points at roller support? The bottom two roller supports are fixed while the top roller support is applying force on the beam. 

    • John Doyle
      Ansys Employee

      Please refer to 'Fundamentals of Contact' Course in our Ansys Innocation Space for details in how to set up contact.

      For convergence stability, make sure your initial contact status is closed prevent rigid body motion.  Also,if possible, it is probably best to apply a displacement based load to induce the bending, instead of a force based load.

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