Base Tutorial. Topic. Finite Element Analysis. Level If the solver CalculiX is not installed see FEM Install. The following is the tutorial from : Calculix FEA Beam Part 1: Buliding Geometry and Meshing. This article is the first. Then presented as an alternative to the basic tutorial “Getting Started with Calculix” by Jeff.
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Since CalculiX uses the standard shape functions for linear elements too, the results must be considered with care.
The solver is able to do linear and non-linear calculations. If you include contact in your calculations and you are using quadratic uttorial, first avoid to include middle nodes in the slave surface.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http: In CalculiX, slave middle nodes in contact formulations are internally connected to their neighboring vertex nodes by means of multiple point constraints. The CalculiX package was developed by a team of enthusiasts in their raw spare time.
Click HERE to czlculix the example of the turbo-charger turbine. This tutorial is intended as a reference or starting point for those who choose to use more high-performance software and control.
Both programs can be used independently.
The compressor is made of casted aluminum alloy AlSi – C and the turbine of a high temperature alloy Inco C and both are loaded by pure centrifugal force. By no means it hast the complete history of contact handling on CalculiX, it is much broader in scope that can be presented in a single document such as this, but it is sincerely hoped that this tutorial will enable one to do a better job on the definition, solution and study of this kind of analysis.
The program is primary controlled by the keyboard with individual commands for each function. Static, dynamic and thermal solutions are available. The jet engine was build around a turbo-charger rotor in the early 90’s by Andreas Funke and Klaus Wittig.
Retrieved from ” http: The FE-model was build from scratch with CalculiX and the compressor- and turbine models together with solver input files can be found in the distribution. Despite this the quality of documentation and logic handled at the command causes the program is easily manageable, where skilled users might include their own functions. After the analysis is completed on CCXthe results can be visualized by calling the CGX program again in an independent session.
Check the quality tutirial your mesh in CalculiX GraphiX or by using any other good preprocessor. A vda CAD interface is available. For a quick overview of the capabilities of CalculiX the results of an investigation of a small jet engine are presented. PDF Usual FEA applications involve analysis where multi body assemblies are loaded to determine the contact behavior between each other, some of this data are friction, relative displacement and contact pressure.
Advanced CalculiX Tutorial
The linear version allows you to check easily whether the boundary conditions are correct no unrestrained rigid body modesthe loading is the one you meant to apply etc. CalculiX user interface is cgx program, which allows to create the geometric model, making the mesh, generate the loads and constraints and post-processing of information.
In addition the eigenfrequencies were calculated to determine possible resonances with the vanes. CalculiX is a package designed to solve field problems. Because the solver makes use of the abaqus input format it is possible to use commercial pre-processors as well.
The right and left side of the disks are connected by cyclic symmetry equations which allow to calculate eigenvalues and mode-shapes for certain nodal diameters of a rotational symmetric volume based only on a segment of the structure. In addition the eigenfrequencies were calculated to determine possible resonances with the vanes.
The compressor is made of casted aluminum alloy AlSi – C and the turbine of a high temperature alloy Inco C.
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Based on a work at www. Views Read View source View history. Shaded animations of static and dynamic results, the common color plots and time history plots can be created.
Also, a cut through the model can be done which creates a section and it is possible to zoom through the model. This page was last modified on 30 Januaryat The models are meshed with 20 noded brick elements with reduced integration. However, there is no standard way of doing this, so each vendor has created his own modifications without necessarily publishing them. Especially achieving convergence for nonlinear applications large deformation, nonlinear material behavior, contact can be quite tricky.
By Sebastian Rodriguez — [Libre Mechanics] . The models are meshed with 20 noded brick elements with reduced integration. If the former is incorrect, so will the latter be.
The calculations were done to determine the burst-speed and the highest allowable rotational speed concerning low cycle fatigue and creep. Click HERE for the jet-engine-model and documentation. This makes the contact area stiffer. Furthermore, you get a feeling what the solution should look like.
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You can easily verify whether the thicknesses you specified are correct. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. For this precise tutorial it will be assumed that the user its already familiar with the working environment of CalculiX CCX and CGX modules, if this is not the case it is recommendable to refer first to some beginner tutorial for example: The calculations were done to determine the burst-speed and the highest allowable rotational speed concerning low cycle fatigue and creep.
In some problems you can save memory by choosing an iterative solution method.
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Therefore, most finite element programs modify the standard shape functions for linear elements to alleviate these problems. This leads to a larger variation in the results if you use linear elements. As the user is probably aware by now, the document make a number of simplifying assumptions as the tutorial progressed, this is done in the interest of gaining a clearer understanding of these fundamental without getting bogged down in special details and exceptions. This is due to the characteristics associated with engineering free-software currently available.