Adding standard earth gravity to parts in ANSYS® Mechanical is a very basic and very important process. You know that correctness is very important and the definition of boundary conditions in finite element analysis(FEA) systems also very important. So defining gravitational effects in ANSYS® analysis is a very important parameter.
To add gravitational effect in ANSYS® Mechanical, right-click on analysis system(Static Structural in this example), hover your mouse on the ‘Insert’ tab as shown by the red arrow above then click on the ‘Standard Earth Gravity’ section from the pop-up menu that opened as shown by red box above.
After opening a Standard Earth Gravity, the gravity is defined in the Z direction as default. To change it, click to open the little pop-up menu at the Direction section in Details, then select a direction as shown in the red box above.
As you can see above the red box and arrow, the standard gravitational effect is applied in the +Y direction. So the definition of gravity in ANSYS® Mechanical is very simple like that!
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