The following videos use the legacy geometry engine, DesignModeler. Please see this page of the EdX course for updated instructions using the new geometry engine, SpaceClaim.

Sketch the Midline

Specify Moment of Inertia

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Consider the case where we replace our square cross-section in ANSYS with a different cross-section that has a lower cross-sectional area but the same moment of inertia. How is the total potential energy of the beam affected?


  1. Decreases
  2. Stays the same 
  3. Increases


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