Pre-Analysis & Start-Up


In the pre-analysis step, we review the:

  • Mathematical model

  • Numerical solution strategy

  • Hand calculations of expected results

Governing Equations


Additional Equations

Traction at the Boundary


Boundary Conditions


Numerical Solution Strategy


Hand Calculations

Check Your Understanding

Which one of the following assumptions is contained in the strain-displacement relations in the mathematical model that we will solve using ANSYS? (See edX module for answer)

a. Acceleration at any point in the structure is zero

b. Material is in the elastic range

c. Material is isotropic

d. Strains are small

e. All of the above

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