09. Finite Element Method using Pro ENGINEER and ANSYS

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Working With ProE UofA ANSYS Tutorial ANSYS UTILITIES BASIC TUTORIALS INTERMEDIATE TUTORIALS ADVANCED TUTORIALS POSTPROC. TUTORIALS COMMAND LINE FILES PRINTABLE VERSION Introduction Starting up ANSYS ANSYS Environment ANSYS Interface Convergence Testing Saving/Restoring Jobs ANSYS Files Printing Results Working with Pro/E Index Contributions Comments MecE 563 Mechanical Engineering University of Alberta ANSYS Inc. Finite Element Method using Pro/ENGINEER and ANSYS Notes by R.W. Toogood The transfer of a model from Pro/ENGINEER to ANSYS will be demonstrated here for a simple solid model. Model idealizations such as shells and beams will not be treated. Also, many modeling options for constraints, loads, mesh control, analysis types will not be covered. These are fairly easy to figure out once you know the general procedures presented here. Step 1. Make the part Use Pro/E to make the part. Things to note are: be aware of your model units note the orientation of the model (default coordinate system in ANSYS will be the same as in Pro/E) IMPORTANT: remove all unnecessary and/or cosmetic features like rounds, chamfers, holes, etc., by suppressing them in Pro/E. Too much small geometry will cause the mesh generator to create a very fine mesh with many elements which will greatly increase your solver time. Of course, if the feature is critical to your design, you will want to leave it. You must compromise between accuracy and available CPU resources. http://www.mece.ualberta.ca/tutorials/ansys/AU/ProE/ProE.html (1 de 15)24/01/2004 18:59:58
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Working With ProE Copyright © 2001 University of Alberta The figure above shows the original model for this demonstration. This is a model of a short cantilevered bracket that bolts to the wall via the thick plate on the left end. Model units are inches. A load is applied at the hole in the right end. Some cosmetic features are located on the top surface and the two sides. Several edges are rounded. For this model, the interest is in the stress distribution around the vertical slot. So, the plate and the loading hole are removed, as are the cosmetic features and rounds resulting in the "de-featured" geometry shown below. The model will be constrained on the left face and a uniform load will be applied to the right face. http://www.mece.ualberta.ca/tutorials/ansys/AU/ProE/ProE.html (2 de 15)24/01/2004 18:59:58
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Working With ProE Step 2. Create the FEM model In the pull-down menu at the top of the Pro/E window, select Applications > Mechanica An information window opens up to remind you about the units you are using. Press Continue In the MECHANICA menu at the right, check the box beside FEM Mode and select the command Structure . A new toolbar appears on the right of the screen that contains icons for creating all the common modeling entities
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