• Last Post 21 December 2019
tnegem posted this 04 May 2018


I would like to know if anyone has any knowledge about using INISTATE command, As I am trying to use it to insert an initial stress state but which varies spatially

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apwang posted this 15 June 2018

Hi tnegem,

You can check out the example for INISTATE in ANSYS. It located at: 

ANSYS Help Documentation-->Mechanical APDL-->Advance Analysis Guide

Chapter 5: Initial State

5.6. Example Problems Using Initial State

5.6.2. Example: Initial Stress (INISTATE Command)



Gijoys4v posted this 15 December 2019

From where I can get ANSYS Help Documentation. can you share the link please?

peteroznewman posted this 15 December 2019

On the Start Menu under the ANSYS Folder is ANSYS Help.

In Workbench, there is a Help menu.

In Mechancial, there is a ? icon on the top right corner.

Gijoys4v posted this 20 December 2019

I have a layered structure like this. Suppose I have to give an initial state strain value to one of the layer. How I have to write the command.

When I wrote





It gave the value to all layers. Any one please help me to rectify the issue.

Gijoys4v posted this 21 December 2019

For the above question, I gave 

solid1"_sid     in the geometry section of the above solid as command and gave the following command







so it selected applied the strain value to top solid. If I have to assign a different strain to the second body ; how can I do this?

peteroznewman posted this 21 December 2019

You can drag this command object from under the first solid and drop it on the second solid and the third solid, then each body will have a command object under it. They are each independent so you can edit each one.