Skill of Using Surface Element in ANSYS

By Fang Jiang

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University


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Dear All,

For those ANSYS users, please check the attached skill of using surface element, "Surface_Effect_Elements.pdf", to apply the surface tangent traction. It works well for homogenization simulations, and also for some beams structure validations.

This attached zip file also contains ANSYS APDL macros to apply this skill in order to add the homogeneous stress boundary condition to work out the Case 4 described in Micromechanics_Challenge_Specification_-_Level_1.pdf. And the result is reported in "Case_4_Report.pdf".


Best Regards,
Fang Jiang

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