×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh?

How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh?

How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh?

(OP)
I have a mesh that was imported from Abaqus but the beam cross section data is missing. As a result the structural model omits the beam elements.

How do I access the beam cross section data in Ansys? I cant find any way to do it in the FE Modeler, Mechanical Model or Mesh modules so far

RE: How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh?

As far as my understanding goes, in workbench cross sections are defined in DesignModeler (DM).

Since you are importing a mesh, you cannot use that; unless you get geometry (lines), instead of a mesh, which can then be imported to DM.

If you want to use this mesh, the only way I can think of is to go from FE modeller to APDL, assign the sections there and solve there.


RE: How to add Beam cross section properties to imported mesh?

(OP)
Seems like a really fundamental feature to edit element properties, weird.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources

White Paper – Your Construction ERP RFP Checklist
Selecting business software for a medium to enterprise-sized construction concern is extremely challenging in large part because most enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites originated in the world of repetitive manufacturing and are therefore a poor fit for a project and asset-centric business. However, midsize to large contractors need the predictable, auditable processes that ERP delivers. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close