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Step 1: Pre-Analysis & Start-Up

Open ANSYS Workbench

Click on the Start button, then click on All Programs. Depending on where you are attempting to access ANSYS, it may be under ANSYS 12.0, ANSYS 12.1 or Class. Once you locate ANSYS click on the the workbench button, . It may take some time for ANSYS to open. Once ANSYS opens your computer monitor should look comparable to the image below.
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The problem at hand is a static structural problem, so click and hold down the mouse button on the Static Structural (ANSYS) button, , and drag it over to the project schematic window. When you begin to drag the Static Structural (ANSYS) button over to the Project Schematic window a green dashed box should appear as seen in the image below.

Drag the Static Structural (ANSYS) button into the green box until it turns red and has the text "Create standalone system" within it, then release the mouse button.

Change the name of the project to Cantilever and your workbench window should look similar to the image below.

Engineering Data

The specific properties of the material Cornellian needs to be inputted into ANSYS. Start by right clicking on Engineering Data and then clicking on "Edit.." as seen below.

At this point a new window will open. Under "Outline of Schematic A2: Engineering Data" there will be a box with text inside that says "Click here to add a new material". Click on that box and type in "Cornellian" and then press enter.

Now, expand the "Linear Elastic" tab on the right and double click on "Isotropic Elasticity".

Now, the properties of "Cornellian need to be inputted in to the "Table of Properties Row 2: Isotropic Elasticity" window. Set the temperature to 25 degrees C., set Young's Modulus to 2.8x10^(10) and set Poisson's Ratio to 0.4 .

At this point the project can be returned to. Click on the Return to Project button,.

Go to Step 2: Geometry

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