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ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement

ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement. Reducingtheelementsizeistermed'h­refinement'.

Weusethequadrantofaplatewithholetoillustratetheideas. Usethedefaultsettingstocreatethemesh shownbelow. ApplydisplacementandpressureboundaryconditionsandsolvetoobtaintheSigma­xplot shown.(SeethePlaneStressExampleifnecessary.)

shown.(SeethePlaneStressExampleifnecessary.)
shown.(SeethePlaneStressExampleifnecessary.)

Thelargedifferencesinstresscontorplotsaccrosselementboundariesisjudgedtoindicateunacceptable accuracyintheresults. Tousethe'refine'optioninthepreprocessor,firsttheloads(boundaryrestraintsand appliedpressure)mustberemoved.

Preprocessor­>Loads­>Delete­>AllLoadData­>AllLoads&Opts.

Foruniformmeshrefinement,

Preprocessor­>Refine­> All

(Allelementsaresubdivided,andthemeshshownbelowiscreated.)

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ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement

2017­5­23 ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement Torefinethemeshselectively, Preprocessor­>Refine­>Nodes

Torefinethemeshselectively,

Preprocessor­>Refine­>Nodes (Selectthethreenodesnearthepointofhigheststress.)

(Selectthethreenodesnearthepointofhigheststress.) Localrefinementthenproducesthefollowingmesh.

Localrefinementthenproducesthefollowingmesh.

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ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement

2017­5­23 ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement Youmustnowapplydisplacementandpressureboundaryconditionstothenewmesh.

Youmustnowapplydisplacementandpressureboundaryconditionstothenewmesh. Solutionthengives theSigma­xplotshownnext.

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ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement

2017­5­23 ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement Thestresscontorsaremuchsmootherthanthosefromthefirstmesh.
2017­5­23 ANSYSExampleofmanualmeshrefinement Thestresscontorsaremuchsmootherthanthosefromthefirstmesh.

Thestresscontorsaremuchsmootherthanthosefromthefirstmesh. Theprocessmayberepeatedtoobtain furtheraccuracy.

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