Structural - Stepped Shaft in Axial Tension

  • Last Post 25 October 2017
svecchi posted this 10 August 2017

This tutorial explores the problem of a stepped shaft under an applied axial load which creates an axial stress. Using ANSYS AIM, the axial stress is calculated via simulation and compared to Roark's formula for stress. See the attached file for a tutorial on this problem.

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vganore posted this 10 August 2017

Hi, thanks for uploading the tutorial. Could you please also upload geometry file (CAD) for students to get started? 

Vishal Ganore,

svecchi posted this 10 August 2017

The geometry file (CAD) is created in the tutorial by the student. This is done in many of the tutorials, the tutorials which require a geometry will have the appropriate file attached.

vganore posted this 10 August 2017

Perfect. Thanks. 

Vishal Ganore,

tnegem posted this 25 October 2017

I am new to Ansys and I am still trying to learn everything I can, Would u please let me know why did you use Hexahedrons instead of just Automatic meshing(which is Trihedrons) ? Also what is the use of deciding of face sizing?

wierd thing is that I am obtaining 1303Psi for Max stress  YY but my equivalent stress is different than your specially the average is twice as high