Spring connection can be used to simulate the behaviour of a spring in ANSYS mechanical. Spring connection can be used to connect two bodies or single bodies to ground using options as body-to-body or body-to-ground. To define a simple linear spring, we need to specify its stiffness, behaviour, preload (if needed) and the scope. The spring behaviour can be defined as compression-only, tension-only or both. In static structural, the spring behaviour is a read-only option which is set to both. It is modifiable only for rigid and explicit dynamic analyses. The restoring or resistive force developed inside the spring and its elongation can be seen in the “spring probe” in the post-processing.
This case study simulates a typical linear spring connection and explains the technical spectrum of using spring connections in FEA studies. Non Linear spring segment is not a part of this study .