Does the simulation add on (premium or professional) have the capability to input time dependent loading, or acceleration from test data into a transient simulation model?
I am pretty sure you can load a csv or a txt file - one of them is supported - check the help fromthe time curve dialog. You can enter curves in the loads or restraints dialogs or inthe gerneal time curve area - not all functions are supported in both areas as I recall - check the help from each. The cut & paste will work but as I recall it is a bit finicky but works once you getthe hang of it. It is possible to get the curves in with a minimum amount of work.
sure -just input the time curve. Well it has to be the premium version for the dynamics if that wasn't obvious.
I guess I was hoping to avoid hand jaming the time curve as it may have several hundred data points....of course there is always interns. Since I posted the above question I watched a tutorial about the premium version of simulation and it seems like the jargon and input iterface are fairly similar to an Ansys trasient sturctural load so I think I am good to go. In the load input section, are you able to just cut and paste info directly from excel? If so inputing the text file load vs time data from the daq should be pretty easy
Thanks again for responding.
OK thanks again Bill, sounds like several approaches will work and if I can just import a txt or csv file I think it should make life easier.
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