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by Captain Slow
27 Sep 2013, 18:58
Forum: Installation & compilation
Topic: help for installing Elmer 64bits on Windows 7
Replies: 7
Views: 6011

Re: help for installing Elmer 64bits on Windows 7

I'd echo Matthias' comments that a large amount of your users will use Windows, presumably because being open source means that people starting out/seeing if FEA can provide some useful information will be reasonably new to conducting simulations. That was certainly the case for us when we started w...
by Captain Slow
25 Sep 2013, 18:20
Forum: Installation & compilation
Topic: help for installing Elmer 64bits on Windows 7
Replies: 7
Views: 6011

Re: help for installing Elmer 64bits on Windows 7

Sebastien, did you solve your problems? I'm trying to install/create a 64 bit version on Win 7, though am really not sure what to do! Is the correct process to install 32 bit, then replace the \bin folder with the one from the 64 bit download? I guess installing MinGW-w64 really is required(?), whic...
by Captain Slow
03 Dec 2012, 14:43
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Application of stress as a bodyforce
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Application of stress as a bodyforce

Thanks Peter, I shall look into the other options...
by Captain Slow
27 Nov 2012, 16:48
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Application of stress as a bodyforce
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Application of stress as a bodyforce

Peter, Thank You for your reply.

Setting "Geometric Stiffness = Logical True" has had no effect on the results.

Is my stress B.C. correct? how does Elmer know that the input is for only stress xx, should I add '',0,0,0''etc for the other components of the stress?
by Captain Slow
26 Nov 2012, 16:15
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Application of stress as a bodyforce
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Application of stress as a bodyforce

Captain Slow wrote: Is it correct to input the stress as a force per unit area?
No comments on the bodyforce application, particularly on the above?
by Captain Slow
19 Nov 2012, 19:15
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Application of stress as a bodyforce
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Application of stress as a bodyforce

Hello, I'm trying to execute eigenfrequency analysis of a beam with a stress distribution within it. I'm applying the stress distribution as a bodyforce which varies through the beams thickness and along its length. Is it correct to input the stress as a force per unit area? The stress I have applie...
by Captain Slow
05 Nov 2012, 21:50
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Eigen analysis overwriting displacement in ep file
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Eigen analysis overwriting displacement in ep file

Thanks Peter,

So theres no way to save both static displacement and eigenmodes, I was hoping it might be possible to add some lines to the sif to get Elmer to save the eigenmodes (or displacements) to a different filename.

Oh well, maybe time to ahve another look at paraview....

John
by Captain Slow
05 Nov 2012, 15:03
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Eigen analysis overwriting displacement in ep file
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Eigen analysis overwriting displacement in ep file

Howdy,

recently, I've been using elmer for some eigenmode analysis. Unfortunately when using this after the linear elasticity model (for displacements) the results for the eigenmodes seem to overwrite the displacements in the ep file. Is there a simple workaround?

My sif file is attached.

John
by Captain Slow
25 Oct 2012, 20:35
Forum: ElmerSolver
Topic: Application of a torque as a boundary condition
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: Application of a torque as a boundary condition

Ok. Thanks for your reply Peter!
by Captain Slow
25 Oct 2012, 20:35
Forum: ElmerGUI
Topic: lost input when loading project
Replies: 4
Views: 3336

Re: lost input when loading project

If you modify the sif file via the text editor, when you reload at a later date the GUI will automatically re-generate the sif file from the contents of the GUI's menus. Is that what you're talking about? I've fould that quite annoying in the past but just load the sif seperately these days.