Modeling & Meshing

Modeling & Meshing

Can ELBOW elements be defined in Mechanical ?

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      Yes, though the following procedure :
      First, create the beam model and define the beam’s model type to “Pipe”.
      Then, in the boundary conditions, add a “Pipe Idealization” condition. This will transform the mesh of selected edges from PIPE elements to ELBOW elements.
      More information on Pipe Idealization can be found in the Ansys Help : Mechanical Applications / Mechanical User’s Guide / Setting up boundary conditions / Types of boundary conditions / Conditions Type Boundary Conditions / Pipe Idealization.