In 2013, I wrote a blog showing ANSYS users how to make MATLAB apps for ANSYS Fluent. Just as a quick reminder, a friend of mine, who is also an ANSYS Fluent and Mechanical APDL user has a Windows Matlab code programming a Linux Fluent session. She had just updated her hardware. Everything is moved to Linux. She also needed to integrate a Mechanical APDL session.
She was asking me: “Why, can’t I port my MATLAB® code running on the platform of my choice and be able to also connect to Mechanical APDL?” She challenged me to to create a less than 20 lines code example. Back in 2013, my example was for ANSYS 16.0. Here is my update for ANSYS 17.0. Continue reading
Today is Presidents Day in the U.S. so before I discuss our ANSYS webinars for this week I offer you this quote.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
In our case, the axe is the skills we have in our chosen field. Keeping on top of the latest advancements, while we keep up with our daily work, can be daunting but it is something we all need to do. ANSYS webinars and seminars are a perfect way to hone your axe. Join us, won’t you? Register today.
This week ANSYS webinars continue with our Ask the Expert series covering cyclic symmetry in ANSYS Mechanical.
Ask the Expert – Benefiting from Cyclic Symmetry in ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL 14.0
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
4:00 pm EDT, 8:00 pm GMT (REGISTER)
A geometry is called cyclic symmetrical when a structure is rotationally symmetrical about one axis so that the full structure can be produced by copying the cyclic portion. Fan wheels, spur gears, and turbine blades are all examples of structures that exhibit cyclic symmetry. For example, a 36-blade turbine wheel assembly may have 36 repeating 10 degree segments. ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL can use cyclic symmetry to more efficiently solve static, modal, harmonic, and buckling analysis. It is only necessary to build and mesh one of the repeating segments, so the efficiency gain can be significant. Mechanical and MAPDL will solve for the behavior of that sector and use that single-sector response to construct the response for the full component. This ANSYS webinar will explain how cyclic symmetry models are created and analyzed using ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL 14.0. Continue reading