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calculation of dynamic mechanical values with ANSYS


Ikram
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Hi all,

for my studies I have to create a simualtion model of a thermoplastic gear using ANSYS. The viscoelastic behaviour is described with the help of prony series. In the model Im looking only at one tooth which is loaded by a sinus force. Now Id like to calculate the storage energy, loss energy and damping for each cycle, but I have no idea how to do it best.

Do you have any suggestions how to proceed in ANSYS???

I would be very happy if anyone could give me some advice at this point. Thanks for your help.

Best regards

Johannes

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Jorgen
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In vague terms, all you need to do is extract the proper energy terms from ANSYS.
For details, see the manuals...

-Jorgen

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Ikram
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Hello Jorgen,

thanks for your answer. Just one more question: As Im using viscoelastic material properties I expected to be able to recognize a shift between stress and strain when looking at both plotted over time. But I cant identify a shift when looking at the plots in ANSYS. Is the shift just too small to identify when looking at the plots? Is it an indication of a failure in my material model? Or do I get anything else wrong?

Thanks for your help.

Johannes

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