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Static coupled transient structural analysis

Static coupled transient structural analysis

Static coupled transient structural analysis

Hello all,

I'm trying to perform an impact analysis via the transient analysis module in Ansys Workbench. I have to preload some bolts and then check the effect of impact on these bolts. So I was able to solve for preload in the transient environment by switching off the time integration (for Time step-1) but I cannot apply velocity to the impactor as an initial condition in time step 2. I applied velocity at time step-2 (not as an initial condition) but Ansys converts the imparted velocity as a displacement and the velocity is applied gradually as a displacement.

My target is to preload the bolts and then check for the integrity of the bolts via impact. But if I apply velocity as an initial condition, then I cannot capture the preloading of bolts.

Is there a way to import the prestressed setup from Static to Transient module?

If not, how can I apply velocity to the impactor as an initial condition after preloading is accomplished?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.



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