Creating A Cylindrical Coordinate System In ANSYS Mechanical(Illustrated Expression)

Cylindrical coordinate systems are generally used in rotary systems in engineering or physical systems. So these type of coordinate systems or very useful to utilize. In ANSYS Mechanical, you can define cylindrical coordinate systems. In this article we will show you how to create a cylindrical coordinate systems in ANSYS Mechanical. 

How To Create Cylindrical Coordinate Systems In ANSYS Mechanical?

Click on ‘Coordinate System’ in ANSYS Mechanical.

To create a cylindrical coordinate system in ANSYS Mechanical, right click on ‘Coordinate Systems’ tab as shown by green arrow above then hover your mouse on ‘Insert’ tab and click on ‘Coordinate System’ as shown in green box above.

Select the type of Cylindrical in ANSYS Mechanical.

In the ‘Definition’ tab, select the Cylindrical type as shown by green arrow to create cylindrical coordinate system in ANSYS Mechanical.

Select the place of new cylindrical coordinate system in ANSYS Mechanical.

Select where do you want to define your new cylindrical coordinate system as shown in green box above. Then click ‘Apply’ button as shown by green arrow.

Select the Principal Axis for cylindrical coordinate system.

In ‘Principal Axis’ tab, select an axis as shown by green arrow above, and select a ‘Define By’ value such as Global X Axis, Global Y Axis etc. from the pop up menu. The selected new cylindrical coordinate system’s axis will be defined in the same direction with selected ‘Define By’ value as shown by green and red arrows above.

Select Orientation About Principal Axis of new cylindrical coordinate system.

The same logic is valid for Orientation About Principal Axis section that axis is selected as X and ‘Define By’ value is selected by Global Y Axis as shown by red and green arrows above.

You can select ‘Define By’ as ‘Geometry Selection’.

Also you can defşne your axes according to geometric features in ANSYS Mechanical. Select the ‘Define By’ section as Geometry Selection then select the new cylindrical coordinate system’s axis and the geometric feature that the axis will be oriented according to that.

For example we oriented the Z axis as shown by green arrow, with selected edge as shown by red arrow above.

The same logic is again valid for ‘Orientation About Principal Axis’ section in ANSYS Mechanical.

So creating Cylindrical coordinate systems in ANSYS Mechanical is very basic.

YOU CAN SEE ALSO HOW TO CREATE CARTESIAN COORDINATE SYSTEM BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK!

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