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Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

(OP)
Hi,

how can a cylindrical surface be programmed in Ansys APDL, in cylindrical coordinates? I try to assamble one with a,,,, command,from sectors, but no matter in how many sectors I divide it(2, 3, ...80) it throws an error "circle trying to span greater than 180 degrees" and fails to generate one of the areas.

Thanks!

RE: Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

Hi McWhite3,

See if either of this works for you...

CODE --> APDL

! Using ADRAG
/prep7
r = 0.1
L = 0.3
csys, 1 
k, 1, r, 0
k, 2, r, 120
k, 3, r, 240
l, 1, 2
l, 2, 3
l, 3, 1

k, 4, r, 0, L
l, 1, 4 ! path
adrag, 1, 2, 3,,,, 4

! Alternately using A...
! But first delete existing lines and areas
alls
adele, all
ldele, all
a, 1, 2, 6, 5
a, 2, 6, 7, 3
a, 3, 7, 5, 1 


Kind regards,
Jason

RE: Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

(OP)
The ADRAG works. Thanks alot!

RE: Ansys APDL cylindrical surface

Here's another way:

csys,1
cyl4,0,0,0,0,1,360,12
vdele,all
asel,s,loc,z,0
asel,a,loc,z,12
adele,all
allsel
aplo

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

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