'test learning' simulation project by dsenger


I created a new simulation project called 'test learning':

test learning

More of my public projects can be found here.


Hey @dsenger!

Nice geometry! You can first try to do the analysis assuming no contact, since for contact you need to partition the surfaces which is right now not required. To setup a simple case, do the following:

  1. Change analysis type to Static analysis - advanced since it has more boundary condition options such as force, remote force etc. If you are intending to apply a huge load, turn nonlinearity to true.

  2. You can apply the boundary conditions as shown in the figure below. Fix the lower end in all directions and apply force in either -ve or +ve y direction on the other end. For a nonlinear case as discussed above, ramp the load by clicking f(x) and writing e.g. 100*t. This will ramp the load over time.

  3. Once done, try to do the same analysis with second order mesh, just copy the mesh and rerun it with Specify the desired mesh order switched to Second order. Once the mesh is completed, make a copy of the simulation and assign new mesh to it and setup again. Compare the results, second order mesh will give you better results. Also try to use 8 cores for this case.

Hope this helps. If you have any question/s, feel free to ask.

Good luck!
-Ahmed (@ahmedhussain18)