Tutorial - 2D Truss analysis in Mechanical APDL (ANSYS) Part 2?

Tutorial on two dimensional bridge truss analysis in ANSYS 13.0.

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In general, a finite element solution may be broken into the following three stages.
1. Preprocessing: defining the problem;
- Define keypoints/lines/areas/volumes
- Define element type and material/geometric properties
- Mesh lines/areas/volumes as required
2. Solution: assigning loads, constraints and solving;
3. Postprocessing:
- Lists of nodal displacements
- Element forces and moments
- Deflection plots
- Stress contour diagrams

In this tutorial we will go through second and third step.

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-2d-truss-analysis-in-mechanical-apdl-ansys-part-2

 
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I have too many keypoints for a truss. Can I define them in an excel sheet and then import it to APDL? Can I do that?

 
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Tutorial - 2D Truss analysis in Mechanical APDL (ANSYS) Part 2?"

 
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