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Structural Analysis of Cylindrical Body under Wind Loads

    • M Usman
      Subscriber

      Hi everyone, hope you are going well. I have done structural analysis on the circular shape body using two different approaches that are listed as below;

      Cad Model Including Simplified Conceptual Cad  Model of Aluminum Frame  with PTFE Plate at Front

      Cad Model Including Actual Manufactured Cad Model of Aluminum Frame with PTFE Plate at Front

      Note:

      Meshing is same in both cases

      Boundary Conditions- Body Weight, Fixed Support & Drag Force due to wind at Front Plate

      Want to check deformation & Von Mises Stresses

      Results in case of First Approach:

      Results in case of Second Approach:

    • M Usman
      Subscriber

      Please guide me about the difference in results on same problem 

    • M Usman
      Subscriber

      Why results are varying when problem is same, just approaches were changed

       

    • Sahil Sura
      Ansys Employee

      Hello M Usman,
      As seen from the description you've mentioned, there are different models compared for the same analysis for the boundary conditions, one actual manufactured and simplified CAD.
      Would you please ensure, the mesh is constant for critical parts (or parts of interest) in both analyses? Also, have you attained any mesh-independent solution for any of the analyses, as that might be a critical concern to ensure? As it may help understand stress singularities.
      When we perform any analysis of an actual geometry, we tend to simplify the geometry first ensuring the physical intent is unharmed. i.e. a rib added for the stiffness in an actual geometry cannot be removed to simplify the geometry in CAD.
      So would you please help me with what changes have you performed in the geometries? So it will be easy for us to properly assist you.
      Please check if the following video serves your purpose in identifying which details to include- 
      Identifying Geometry and Details to Include in a Simulation - Lesson 1 - ANSYS Innovation Courses 

       

      Hope this helps!

      Thanks,

      Sahil

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    • M Usman
      Subscriber

      Hello, thanks for important time, here i am attaching both Models , you can review easily but tried my best to remove unwanted things from actual model too;

    • Sahil Sura
      Ansys Employee

      Hi M Usman,
      Thank you for sharing the designs. Now if you observe both the geometries are structurally quite different and structurally is not topologically but as per the structural function.
       I'll refer to the violet geometry as Model A and the gray one as Model B just to avoid any confusion. So if observed in Model A, there are no columns or the transverse members as observed in Model B. These members will definitely add extra stiffness to the geometry. 
      I'll be happy to assist you with further queries but, if noticed the two comparison bodies are structurally different in the critical aspects, so they're bound to provide different results.
      Thus it would be a good practice to get the results for the manufacturing design rather than the conceptual design, the design can be further optimized on various parameters to use the FEA to get a better and more efficient design. 
      You can use the approach of beams or slender bodies as observed in the geometry as per the requirement to get a better and more efficient FEA model for Model B.

      Hope this helps!

      Thanks,

      Sahil

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