Tutorial - Solving 2D Truss problem using Mechanical APDL (ANSYS) Part 1?

The problem file is attached here.

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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 first and seecond step here.

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-solving-2d-truss-problem-using-mechanical-apdl-ansys-part-1

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