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  Topic: COMBIN39 - Compression Only Spring Option
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:42 pm   Subject: COMBIN39 - Compression Only Spring Option
Expert members,

Is there a way to model initial force at zero displacement or initial displacement at zero force in the force-displacement curve input of COMBIN39 Compression only Spring Elements. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] CSTIF factor for SOLID65 Element
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 2466

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] CSTIF factor for SOLID65 Element
Expert Members,

I request some advice on use of 'CSTIF' factor for SOLID65 as real constant used as stiffness multiplier to impart numerical stability after the concrete element has crushed or cracke ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging of SECNUM : Section Numbers
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
Views: 2360

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Merging of SECNUM : Section Numbers
My question is about merging Section ID of same element type with different section data like areas in LINK 180.

Thanking you,
Fayaz S.
(Graduate Student University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

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  Topic: [Xansys] Merging of SECNUM : Section Numbers
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
Views: 2360

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Merging of SECNUM : Section Numbers
Dear Expert Members,

Is there any command in ANSYS APDL to Merge Section ID Numbers? I did not find section ID number for NUMMRG command.

Thanking You,

Fayaz S.
(Graduate Student University of Neb ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Non-Convergence Issues with Static Material non-Lin
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1994

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Non-Convergence Issues with Static Material non-Lin
Dear Expert Members,

I am caught in a non-convergence of my Model consisting of Solid 65 elements (Concrete Deck Slab) and Shell181 for Steel Girders , Model is a Steel I-Girder Bridge having Mate ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Natural / Isoperimetric coordinates of a point in a
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1789

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Natural / Isoperimetric coordinates of a point in a
Dear Ian Sir,

Thank you. It solved my problem...

Best regards,

Fayaz
(Student : University of Nebraska)

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From: Xansys [mailto:xansys-bounces@xansys.org] On Behalf Of Pren ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Natural / Isoperimetric coordinates of a point in a
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
Views: 2310

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Natural / Isoperimetric coordinates of a point in a
Dear Members,

I am intending to find isoperimetric coordinates (r,s,t) and the element number that contains a point having known coordinates in active coordinate system as (X,Y,Z).

Using undocument ...
  Topic: How to split selected nodes using APDL command?
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 3
Views: 6718

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 10:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to split selected nodes using APDL command?
Hi Matt,

I used the below code lines previously to make a crack plane at any surface in any 3D-FE model. It worked well long back. You may like to see if it helps to script for your purposes.

Thanks ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 2017

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
Just for information, and might be helpful to someone searching this thread in future. Finally I adopted the below procedure :
- Find Node at XYX Location
- Select all elements attached to this node ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1402

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
James,
Thank you sir. This also looks very perfect Logic ...

Fayaz
(Student : University of Nebraska)


-----Original Message-----
From: Xansys Excellent it solves part of my issue. But still the or ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
Views: 2243

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
Ian,

Thank you sir. This is best solution if it works. I will test it...

Best regards,
Fayaz
(Graduate Student : University of Nebraska)
-----Original Message-----
From: Xansys [mailto:xansys-bounc ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 1
Views: 2372

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers ina
Joseph,

Excellent it solves part of my issue. But still the order remains a criteria. Hopefully I should now be able to script the element order from there using *IF.


Than you sir.

Fayaz Sofi

(G ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers in
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1891

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers in
Joseph,

I need to select four adjacent SHELL181 elements connected to a node out of 6. All 4 element numbers and number positions are important to me as I need to add spring COMBIN14 elements to them ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers in
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1323

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Renumbering of Element numbers and Node Numbers in
Dear Experts,

I request to help on renumbering of element numbers and nodes in ANSYS MAPDL according to coordinate X , Y, Z ascending order. NUMCMP,ELEM,ELEM command renumbers but it keeps origina ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench- Beam Orientation
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1467

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 4:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench- Beam Orientation
Keith,

I believe you need to make Lines always from Central Key point to Radial Key point or Beam Element from Central Node to Outer node. It should fix the orientation always from Central to Outer.
...
  Topic: [Xansys] Element Selection : Between coordinate Limits
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 3
Views: 4288

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 4:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Element Selection : Between coordinate Limits
James,

Thank you. I appreciate your helpful recommendation. I used both of them in combination to solve part of my problem in Element selection. However I am still fixing the following issue :

&qu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Element Selection : Between coordinate Limits
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 3
Views: 4288

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] Element Selection : Between coordinate Limits
Dear Experts,

I intend to select Elements in my FE Model lying within Coordinate Limits : X1 to X2, Y1 to Y2 and Z1 to Z2. I request any foolproof way in APDL without missing any elements within lim ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [FTT_SPAM] - [APDL] Very High Model Generation Time
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 5
Views: 5474

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [FTT_SPAM] - [APDL] Very High Model Generation Time
Martin,
If you develop your volumes by proper key point connectivity, you would never have coincident nodes whether you mesh all volumes together or each volume individually in a do loop. Building you ...
  Topic: Scripting Workbench
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 24
Views: 27967

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 11:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Scripting Workbench
Hi,

I am not sure if below procedure will help for workbench but surely I am doing it in MAPDL.

You can write VBA Macro to generate any data or parameter values then spill them interactively in Exce ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 13
Views: 11022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:21 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
Janet and Dan,

Thank you. It is excellent idea. However, my contact won't be surface to surface because two shell181 meshes are orthogonal it is line-surface type contact. Can you please add somethin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 13
Views: 11022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
Dr Schepers and Mohammad,

Although my meshes are in two orthogonal planes and nodes lines in two planes may have all three X, Y, Z offsets because of geometry location but surely, CEINTF looks a pro ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 13
Views: 11022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
Peter and Winfried,

Thank you very much for providing initial guidelines. In my case, the nodes in the node pairs are having variable distance between them because of meshing of separate parts indepe ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 13
Views: 11022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
Mohammad,

My question is about searching nodes based on criteria I mentioned from components before I merge them / Constraining DOF in pairs. I am asking for a way to search them efficiently and then ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 13
Views: 11022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Merging Two Node Components in pairs
Dear Experts,

I need to merge pair of nodes with first node taken necessarily taken from component A and second node from component B based on selection criteria of lowest distance between nodes in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Surface to Surface (No Separation Contact -Always)
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 2
Views: 3174

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:08 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Surface to Surface (No Separation Contact -Always)
John,

Thank you for the advice I will surely explore on it more. I want to add that my contact elements have underlying solid65 and Target elements have underlying SHELL181. I am using ANSYS 14.5 MA ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Surface to Surface (No Separation Contact -Always)
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 2
Views: 3174

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:24 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Surface to Surface (No Separation Contact -Always)
Dear Expert Members,

I am new to using Contact in ANSYS. As advised in the archives, I went through chapter 3 of ANSYS Manual to understand surface to surface contacts. I applied one such contact on ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Help for Efficient way to define MPC184 Rigid Beam
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1524

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:20 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Help for Efficient way to define MPC184 Rigid Beam
Peter,

I appreciate your quick response. It worked well and I was looking for exactly same. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Fayaz Sofi

(Graduate Student : University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
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  Topic: [Xansys] Help for Efficient way to define MPC184 Rigid Beam
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 0
Views: 1151

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] Help for Efficient way to define MPC184 Rigid Beam
Dear Expert members,

I have two assemblies of Nodes (First_Node and Second_Node), containing Initial and final nodes for defining MPC 184 rigid beam element with each node pair having same coordina ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Significance of Section Offset for SHELL181 in Bend
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 2
Views: 2397

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Significance of Section Offset for SHELL181 in Bend
Thank you for advice. It will give me confidence in further analysis.

With Best regards,

Fayaz Sofi
(Graduate Student - University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: Xansys ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Significance of Section Offset for SHELL181 in Bend
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 2
Views: 2397

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Significance of Section Offset for SHELL181 in Bend
Dear Expert members,

I request your comments for the significance of considering section offset in SHELL elements for bending governed problems like one below : -

An I-Shaped thin section for bendi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Microplane vs Williams and Warnke Modelling Failure
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 6
Views: 8298

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:56 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Microplane vs Williams and Warnke Modelling Failure
Kerry and Peter,

I appreciate for sharing your direct experiences. My problem involves evaluating ultimate System Level (Real Steel Girder Bridge) capacity (Moment and Shear), until the system stiffn ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Microplane vs Williams and Warnke Modelling Failure
fayaz.sofi

Replies: 6
Views: 8298

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Microplane vs Williams and Warnke Modelling Failure
Dear Expert members,


Considering SOLID65 element using predominantly Williams and Warnke modelling for concrete has been categorized as legacy element, ANSYS Inc. recommends using SOLID185 with Mic ...
 
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