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Add/Remove load steps in Ansys Mechanical (WB)

Add/Remove load steps in Ansys Mechanical (WB)

In an analysis with multiple load steps (>10), is there a way to add
a new load step in between the old load steps?

Also is there a way to delete a specified load step from analysis?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Add/Remove load steps in Ansys Mechanical (WB)

Adding or removing should happen so that the loads and boundary conditions of other load steps would remain unchanged.

RE: Add/Remove load steps in Ansys Mechanical (WB)

In Mechanical's Analysis Settings Restart Controls, you could try the following:
Generate Restart Points = Manual
Retain Files = All
Retain Files After Full Solve = Yes

After the initial solve, you could then change the in-between load step as you described (e.g. 5) and restart from the previous load step (e.g. 4).

Quote (L_K)

Also is there a way to delete a specified load step from analysis?
The only way I know how is to reduce the number of steps. Doing so shouldn't remove any saved lower number restart points.

Best regards,

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