Contents

 

Preface    XI

1     Introduction to ANSYS: Basics    1  

1.1         ANSYS Architecture    4

1.2         More on the ANSYS Main Menu    7

1.3         Another Useful Viewing Tool "Pan Zoom Rotate" Beside the Navigation Bar    16

1.4         Overview of the ANSYS Commands    17

1.4.1      Using ANSYS HELP when Needed    17

1.4.2      More on Coordinate Systems in ANSYS    18

1.5         Introduction to Geometric Modeling in ANSYS    22

1.6         Inputting ANSYS Command Text File When GUI is Open    38

1.7         How to Use Cursor Picking    39

1.8         How to Print or Plot from ANSYS    41

2     Cantilever Beam Bending    45

2.1         Solution Using 1D BEAM189 Elements (GUI Method)    47

2.1.1      Files Created by ANSYS in the Working Directory    76

2.2         Solution Using SHELL181 Elements    76

2.3         Solution Using SOLID185 Elements    85

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    89

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SHELL181 Elements    90

              Appendix-3 - Solution Using SOLID185 Elements    92

3      Simply Supported Beam Deflection by its Self-Weight (Gravity Sag)    93

3.1         Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    94

3.2         Solution Using SHELL181 Elements    101

3.3         Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    104

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    107

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SHELL181 Elements    108

              Appendix-3 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    109

4     Two Pinned End Bars Subject to a Horizontal Force    111

4.1         Solution Using LINK8 Elements   113

4.2         Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    124

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using LINK8 Elements    130

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    131

5     A Four Bar Truss    135

5.1         Solution Using 1D LINK8 Elements    136

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using LINK8 Elements    142

6     Ten Bar Truss Problem    145

6.1         Solution Using LINK1/LINK180 Elements    146

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using LINK1/LINK180 Elements    152

7     Shipment Load Supported by Six Tie Rods    155

7.1         Solution Using LINK8 and SHELL181 Elements    157

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using LINK8/SHELL181 Elements    163

8      A Thin Circular-Quarter Ring with Vertical Point Load    165

8.1         Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    166

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    172

9      A Thin Circular-Quarter Ring Rigid Beam under Twisting Torque    173

9.1         Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    174

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    181

10    Pressure Vessel    183

10.1       Solution Using SHELL63 Elements    184

10.2       Solution Using SHELL181 Elements    194

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SHELL63 Elements   197

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SHELL181 Elements   199

11   U-Shaped Bar under Opposite Opening Loads    201

11.1       Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    203

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    209

12    Solid Rotating Steel Disk (Flywheel)    211

12.1       Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    212

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    220

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using PLANE182 Elements    221

13   Torsional Tip Loading of a Round Bar    223

13.1       Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    224

13.2       Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    229

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM189 Elements    237

Appendix-2 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    238

14    A Simple Shaft - Modal Analysis    241

14.1       Solution Using 1D BEAM188 Elements    242

14.2       Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    246

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    250

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    252

15   Welded Prismatic Bar under Tensile Load    253

15.1       Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    254

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    261

16    A Cylindrical Composite Column under Compressive Load    263

16.1       Solution Using PLANE182 Elements    265

16.2       Solution Using SOLID185 Elements    271

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PLANE182 Elements    280

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SOLID185Elements    282

17    Transverse Natural Frequencies of Rectangular Beam    285

17.1       Solution Using BEAM3/MASS21 Elements    286

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM3/MASS21 Elements    292

18    Natural Frequency of Longitudinal Motion of the Long Rectangular Beam    295

18.1       Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    296

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    301

19   The Cantilever Beam Contacting a Linear Spring    303

19.1       Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    304

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    311

20    A Tank of Water with Hydrostatic Pressure under Gravity and Vertical Acceleration    313

20.1       Solution Using FLUID80 Elements    314

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using FLUID80 Elements    320

21   Hydrostatic Loading of Conical Tin-Walled Shell Tank    323

21.1       Solution Using SHELL208 Elements    325

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SHELL208 Elements    332

22     Different Materials of Two-Equal-Thickness Beams Bonded Together under Thermal    Expansion    335

22.1       Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    336

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    339

23    A 1D Fin Steady State and Transient Thermal Analyses    341

23.1       Steady State Solution Using SOLID70 or SOLID278 Elements    345

23.2       Transient Solution Using SOLID70 or SOLID278 Elements    350

              Appendix-1 - Steady State Solution Using SOLID70 /SOLID278 Elements    355

              Appendix-2 - Transient Solution Using SOLID70/SOLID278 Elements    357

24   Round and Tapered Cone Bar Under Thermal Load    359

24.1       Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    360

24.2       Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    363

24.3       Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    365

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    368

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    370

              Appendix-3 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    371

25    Two Cylinders with Different Material Properties under Compressive and Thermal Load    373

25.1       Solution Using SOLID70 or SOLID278 Elements    374

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    380

26    Analysis of Spherical Dome    383

26.1       Solution Using SHELL208 Elements    385

26.2       Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    390

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SHELL208 Elements    397

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    398

27   Press Fit Analysis of Shaft and Hub    401

27.1       Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    403

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PLANE42 Elements    408

28   Elastic-Plastic Uniaxial Loading/Unloading of Square Bar    411

28.1       Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    413

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    423

29    Helical Welded Thin-Walled Shell Pipe    425

29.1       Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    427

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    436

30    Helical Compression Spring    439

30.1       Solution Using PIPE16 Elements    441

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using PIPE16 Elements    447

31    Composite Laminate with [0/902/0]T  Ply Orientation under Uniaxial Tensile Loading    449

31.1       Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    453

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SHELL281 Elements    462

32   The Jeffcott Rotor - Rotor Dynamics    465

32.1       Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    466

32.2       Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    473

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188 Elements    480

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using SOLID45 Elements    482

33   Cyclic Symmetry Analysis of a Rotating Structure    485

33.1       Solution Using Full Model and SOLID45 Elements    487

33.2       Solution Using Single Sector (Cyclic Symmetry Analysis) and SOLID45 Elements    492

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using Full Model with SOLID45 Elements    500

              Appendix-2 - Solution Using Single Sector with SOLID45 Elements    501

34    The Pinned Rigid Bar Supported by a Steel Rod and a Linear Spring    503

34.1       Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    505

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using BEAM188/COMBIN14 Elements    511

35    Coupled Thermal and Structural Analysis of Thick Shell Case    513

35.1       Steady State Solution Using SOLID90 or SOLID186 Elements    515

              Appendix-1 - Solution Using SOLID90 or SOLID186 Elements    527

  

Appendix - What If I want to use an ANSYS Element or a Command, NOT SUPPORTED in the Latest Version of ANSYS?    531

 

References    535

 

Index    537