# Welcome to our Blog

## More than a Blog, A Place to Learn, Share, and Laugh a Bit

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## Thin-Wall Rectangular Pressure Vessels Simulation

Most pressure vessels are designed to be cylindrical for a reason. It minimizes deformation and stress concentration and is the optimal shape for maximum pressure load relative to material volume. B...

## Simulating Enforced Motion in Ansys Mechanical Structural Dynamics Problems

Back in engineering school, most of us studied the classical dynamics solution for a harmonic oscillator subject to a base motion. Although there are four different ways to model this situation in An...

## Python/PyAnsys Tutorial: Mapping Data in Ansys Mechanical

One of the great things about Ansys Mechanical is that there are always several ways to do something. And, with the growth of PyAnsys there are even more. In a recent training class, we were asked t...

## Geometric Singularities in Finite Element Problems

A singularity in math is not a good thing. It is something that some mathematicians spend their careers dealing with, especially for differential equations. Since Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is...

## Calculating Reaction Forces in a Spectrum Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical

Calculating the Reaction Force on an Ansys Mechanical structural or vibration model is an important step in not just verifying your model, but it may also be a key output of the simulation. However,...

## Thermal PID Controller and Thermostat: Control Your Models with 2 New Ansys Mechanical Extensions

THERMAL PID CONTROLLER ACT Extension (Rev 1)Formerly “PID Thermostat Controller” THERMOSTAT ACT Extension (Rev 0) The user community has continued to use and provide feedback on various Ans...

## PyAnsys Scripting: Importing Geometry and Mapping Model Load Data from Rhino to Ansys

PADT's Alex Grishin is back with another useful article on how he is using the Ansys scripting python API, PyAnsys to do cool things in Ansys Mechanical. This presentation is actually something he di...

## Using Ansys Scripting with pyMAPDL, pyDPF-Post, and More – PART 2: Solving and post-processing ANSYS models in Python

A few months ago, PADT's Alex Grishin posted an article about using the ever-improving Ansys scripting capabilities for Ansys Mechanical with Python using a tutorial to solve in Ansys MAPDL and then ...

## Using Ansys Scripting with pyMAPDL, pyDPF-Post, and More – PART 1: Running and Post-Processing an Ansys Model Outside Ansys

Using the Ansys Scripting API to Execute an Ansys MAPDL Solve and Post Process the Results in Python PADT's Alex Grishin has been busy doing some cool Multiphysics optimization work. As part ...

## How to Perform Equilibrium Checks on Transient Heat Transfer Numerical Models

When conducting heat transfer studies using the Finite Element method, users need to make sure that their model satisfies thermal equilibrium. This is straightforward for the static case. But for tra...

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