The Ansys Program Organization

The Ansys program contains a sequence of statements in four groups. They can be typed from the graphical interface or read from a batch file. You can use either upper or lower for Ansys, but I use upper case for Ansys commands and lower case for my symbols.

  1. The header section gives the title that will appear on your grahpics.
              /TITLE, Your name, MENG 421, date here, axial1.a
              ! comments follow an exclamation point
  2. The preprocessor section defining the model

             /PREP7
               . . .
             FINISH
  3. The solution section defining the boundary conditions and calculating the primary solution
             /SOLUTION
             . . .
             FINISH
  4. The post processor section providing additions data

             /POST1
             . . .
             FINISH

Let's look at each of these four groups in more detail.


o Additional Ansys source files are available in the following directories on the Tech file server:

MENG 421 | Ansys index | Nodes and Elements | Element-Property Tables | Class assignments

Last revised: February 4, 2004 -- Copyright 1997-2004 ARMiller