20 April 2018
- Last edited 20 April 2018
Your original post said you wanted to run Structural models, but a lot of the documents you sent were to do with Fluent.
I recommend you take some baby steps to get something to run as a batch on your PC first, then try to adapt it to the cluster.
I have provided an ANSYS 17.2 archive called Cantilever172.wbpz for you to use. Start Workbench and use File, Restore Archive to save a workbench file to c:\local\
In Mechanical, Tools, Write Input File. I used input.dat as the name. No spaces in the filename! I provided that in the zip file.
To see how to run the ansys solver on the PC, create a new folder c:\test and copy input.dat and run.bat to c:\test. I provided run.bat to work for ANSYS 17.2 so edit it in two places if you are on a different version.
Open a command window, change directory to c:\test then type run.bat and many files will be generated. One of the files is called file.db Copy file.db from c:\test to c:\local\ (I also put file.db in the zip file).
In Mechanical, Tools, Read Results and select file.db. Bingo, there are your results!
Now you just have to adapt that to the cluster.
Log into the cluster. Make a directory called test.
Use WinSCP to move input.dat to the folder test.
Modify run.bat to be a linux friendly script. You can assume ansys172 is in the path. Add whatever cluster command line is required to load the software.
When the script runs, you will see the same files created in home/test as you did in c:\test on the PC and file.db is the one you want. Use WinSCP to move it back to your PC and put in c:\local and you will have the same results.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.