wsprings

Mapdl.wsprings(**kwargs)

Creates weak springs on corner nodes of a bounding box of the currently

APDL Command: WSPRINGS selected elements.

Notes

WSPRINGS invokes a predefined ANSYS macro that is used during the import of loads from the ADAMS program into the ANSYS program. WSPRINGS creates weak springs on the corner nodes of the bounding box of the currently selected elements. The six nodes of the bounding box are attached to ground using COMBIN14 elements. The stiffness is chosen as a small number and can be changed by changing the real constants of the COMBIN14 elements. This command works only for models that have a geometric extension in two or three dimensions. One dimensional problems (pure beam in one axis) are not supported.

For more information on how WSPRINGS is used during the transfer of loads from the ADAMS program to ANSYS, see Import Loads into ANSYS in the Substructuring Analysis Guide.

Distributed ANSYS Restriction: This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.