# How do you use symmetry in Ansys Workbench?

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## How do you use symmetry in Ansys Workbench?

Using Symmetry in DesignModeler and Expanding the Results

- In DM, click Tools, Symmetry then select the Plane.
- If you want the other half, you have to create a plane where the Z axis points to the half you want to keep.
- In Mechanical, build a model and get a solution.

### How do you use symmetry boundary conditions?

This boundary condition is used to apply mirror-symmetry conditions on a structure. It can be applied to faces of a structure and no other user input is needed. If a symmetry plane condition is applied to a face, the displacement of this face is locked in a normal direction but free to slide in tangential directions.

#### What is symmetric boundary condition?

Symmetric boundary condition In this boundary condition, it is assumed that on the two sides of the boundary, same physical processes exist. All the variables have same value and gradients at the same distance from the boundary. It acts as a mirror that reflects all the flow distribution to the other side.

**What is symmetrical boundary condition?**

Symmetric boundary condition All the variables have same value and gradients at the same distance from the boundary. It acts as a mirror that reflects all the flow distribution to the other side. The conditions at symmetric boundary are no flow across boundary and no scalar flux across boundary.

**What is symmetry condition?**

Symmetry conditions can be defined if there is no constrained boundary condition (fixed value, un-deformable remote force, or fixed support) applied to the adjacent face. If a symmetry plane is parallel to the X,Y, or Z axis, a fixed value boundary condition can be used.

## What is symmetry boundary condition in FEA?

A symmetric boundary condition implies that the displacements normal to the plane of symmetry and rotations about the axes in the plane of symmetry are zero at the plane of symmetry.

### What is cyclic symmetry Ansys?

Analysis of Models Exhibiting Cyclic Symmetry. Ansys Workbench Mechanical supports cyclic symmetry analysis, and makes it easy to simulate with a Symmetry branch in the Outline at the Model level. A user indicates the Low Boundary and the High Boundary for the Cyclic Region of interest.

#### What is a symmetry condition?

Created On December 18, 2019. byEmmanuel Davies. Symmetry conditions can be defined if there is no constrained boundary condition (fixed value, un-deformable remote force, or fixed support) applied to the adjacent face. If a symmetry plane is parallel to the X,Y, or Z axis, a fixed value boundary condition can be used.

**What is the difference between periodic and symmetric boundary condition?**

Symmetry boundary condition can be imposed separately on each plane of constant angle. Then the velocity in angular direction will vanish. Periodic boundary condition can be imposed for the pair of planes. The angular velocity on both planes then is equal and if non-zero there is a “swirling” motion.