tutorial 17= TRUSS analysis in ANSYS


  1. Step 1:

    First you should change the (Jobname), follow the path
    Utility Menu >> FILE >> Change name
    In the opened window put the specific name

  2. Step 2:

    In second step you should choose Certain elements.
    Utility Menu >>preprocessor >>Element type>> Add/Edit/Delete
    In old version we choose 2D Spar but for new ones you should choose (3D finit stn 180)

  3. Step 3:

    Main Menu >> preprocessor >> Real Constants >> Add/Edit/Delete

  4. Step 4:

    In this section we choose Unit system
    Main Menu >> preprocessor >> Material props >> Material Library selection

  5. Step 5:

    put material details given by question.

  6. Step 6:

    do not click on OK until last node, utilize APPLY instead of OK

  7. Step 7:

    give these points information to ansys likewise previous picture

  8. Step 8:

    Your points are ready for next step.

  9. Step 9:

    In this section we want to connect node to each other. It is better to connect node in order by this I mean, for instance connect node 1 to node 2 , and node 2 to node 3

  10. Step 10:

    we connect all node to each other and in subsequent step we want to give displacement details.

  11. Step 11:

    As you can see in question's picture node (1) dose not have displacement in Y direction and node (5) dose not have any displacements in any directions.