General joint stiffness worksheet through Mechanical scripting
Pernelle MaroneHitz
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How can I create a general joint and define its stiffness coefficients in the worksheet through ACT scripting?
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To define the general joint, use:
connections = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Connections newJoint = connections.AddJoint() newJoint.Type =JointType.General newJoint.Rotations=JointRotationDOFType.FreeAll
To define the stiffness coefficients, use the following syntax (for example for thetaX) :
ws= newJoint.BushingWorksheet ws.SetBushingStiffnessPerThetaUnitX(3,10)
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Hi Pernelle, a follow up question on this topic. Is it possible to add nonlinear (tabular) stiffness coefficients to the bearing via scripting?
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For bushing joints, see this discussion: https://discuss.ansys.com/discussion/comment/4553#Comment_4553
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