Using Remote Boundary Conditions in ANSYS Mechanical

When developing ANSYS Mechanical models, it is often inefficient to create every feature using CAD. It can be much more efficient to model the behavior of some features directly within ANSYS Mechanical without modeling the details of the feature. For example, boundary conditions are not always defined at convenient locations directly on the ANSYS Mechanical model. They are often defined at remote locations. The modeling goal is to efficiently capture the effect of the remote load on the behavior of the Mechanical model.

Unlike traditional direct FE boundary conditions, remote boundary conditions provide the capability to capture the effect of a condition whose center of action is not directly located on the model without modeling details of the feature. Some examples are remote displacements, remote forces, and moment loads. In addition, remote boundary conditions in Mechanical provide the capability to capture the effect of some structural components without requiring a detailed FE mesh of that component. Some examples are structural and thermal point masses, springs, dampers and joints.

This webinar will explain how to efficiently use remote boundary conditions in ANSYS Mechanical 14.0.