Defining Elastic Supports In ANSYS® Mechanical Analyses

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Supports and support types in ANSYS® Mechanical analyses are very important boundary conditions for FEA analysis. ANSYS® provides a wide range of mechanical and physical supports. One of these support types is ‘Elastic Support’. 

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With elastic support, you can define elastic constraints to bodies, faces, or edges which can deform in loading conditions. 

How To Define ‘Elastic Support’ In ANSYS® Analyses?

Click on ‘Elastic Support’.

To define elastic supports, right-click on analysis, then hover your cursor on the ‘Insert’ tab. And click on ‘Elastic Support’ as shown above.

Select the geometries and enter a stiffness value.

The definition of elastic supports is very basic. Select the required supporting geometries, faces, or edges according to your physical requirements. 

Then enter a ‘stiffness’ value which is also a common factor for springs. This is because this support will act as a spring in the analysis. 

Conclusion

So, the logic and the definition of elastic supports in ANSYS® Mechanical analyses is very simple. 

Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about the definition of elastic supports ANSYS® Mechanical.

NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

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