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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Videos


Changing BEAM188 Line Bodies into LINK180 Elements

Multiple line bodies cannot have multiple end releases at a shared vertex. To treat the ends of beams as released in all rotations at a shared vertex when those beams are in a single line body, converting the BEAM188 elements of the line body into LINK180 elements can provide a workaround.

LINK180 elements have only UX, UY and UZ degrees of freedom, and at their nodes, act as if joints are spherical.

Video: How to change BEAM188 Line Bodies into LINK180 Elements in ANSYS

This video illustrates an approach based on a few APDL commands, and reviews resulting Force, Area and Axial Stress values with User Defined Results.

 

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