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Old   July 23, 2014, 10:59
Default Problem with real constant
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Hello dear ANSYS users,

My name is Diogo and I'm modeling a cable-stayed bridge in Mechanical APDL with beam and cable elements. For that I'll be using beamm188 and link180 elements. At this time, I can already set Nodes, Elements, Materials, Types of elements, Sections, forces, and condition boundaries.

But the problem is that I don't understand how the real constants work and what are they for. I read in the help topics, googled, etc., but I still can't make this work.


Can someone please help me understand it?


Thanks in advance,
Diogo.




PS- After getting this done, I'll have to set the type of connections of a few nodes where I'll release some Degrees of Freedom.
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Old   July 24, 2014, 11:32
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I found that, for link180 elements, there's no need to give it a secdata. The real constant already asks for the area, assuming the elements as cylinders.
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