Creating Kinematic Constraints Between Parts - Lesson 5

Contacts are generally used to define the relation between parts in an assembly, although in some instances they are computationally expensive and inefficient. Alternatively, in appropriate places, spring, beam, and joint connections can be used to solve model simulations more rapidly and effectively while utilizing fewer computational resources. This lesson will teach you when and how to employ these kinematic constraints. 

Video Highlights

2:16 - Using Remote points for scoping the connections

3:55 - Defining a spring connection in Ansys Mechanical

5:10 - Using spring probe for evaluating results in Ansys Mechanical

7:07 - Defining a beam connection in Ansys Mechanical

8:05 - Using beam probe for evaluating results in Ansys Mechanical

8:50 - Defining a joint connection in Ansys Mechanical

12:47 - Demonstrating how to define symmetry in Ansys Mechanical

13:38 - Demonstrating how to create a spring connection in Ansys Mechanical

15:20 - Demonstrating how to create a bushing joint in Ansys Mechanical

19:00 - Drag and drop the joint and spring connections into the solution tree for evaluating results

Simulation Files

Download the accompanying geometry and archived files here. Ansys Student can be downloaded for free here.