How To Define Acceleration To A Body In ANSYS Mechanical(Illustrated Expression)

In this article of Mechanical Base, we will show you how to define a acceleration value to an body in ANSYS Mechanical. In physical systems, acceleration is very important parameter to find out or solve this physical systems. Also in enginnering systems, acceleration is very used parameter to define other engineering parameter in an engineering problem. In finite element analysis of a physical or engineering system, acceleration is a boundry condition. To solve a physical or engineering probem, definition of acceleration in a correct way is very important thing.


You will learn how to define acceleration value to a body in ANSYS Mechanical at the end of this text.

How To Define An Acceleration Valua To Bodies In ANSYS Mechanical?

Click on acceleration.

To define an acceleration value, you need to open the ANSYS Mechanical interface by double clicking on Model tab in ANSYS Workbench. Right click on the analysis system in ANSYS Mechanical(Static Structural in this example). Hover your Mouse on the Insert tab as shown by blue arrow above then click on the Acceleration as shown by blue box.

Define the acceleration value

As you can see from above, the acceleration can be applied only to All Bodies in ANSYS Mechanical as shown blue box. Also you can define your acceleration value as Components or Vector. To define the acceleration value as component, you need to enter the whole acceleration values in X, Y and Z axes. If you define your acceleration value as Vector, you need to select a vector fort he direction of acceleration and you need to enter an acceleration value again in ANSYS Mechanical.

Defining the acceleration value as components.

In this example we define our acceleration value as components. We entered our acceleration values to X,Y and Z coordinates as 5, 10 and 15 m/s^2 values respectively as shown in red box above. Also you see the resultant of acceleration in the shape of yellow arrow as shown by red arrow.

So defining acceleration to bodies in ANSYS Mechanical is easy like that.

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