Constrains two rigid bodies to act as one in an explicit dynamics analysis.
Label identifying the option to be performed:
Define an equation to constrain two rigid bodies (default).
Delete the equation (specified by
List constrained rigid bodies specified by
Equation reference number. Defaults to
NEQN should be a unique number for each pair of
If it is not unique, the equation reference number defined last will overwrite
any previously defined
NEQN with the same number.
PART number [EDPART] identifying the master rigid body. This value is ignored if the DELE or LIST labels are specified. No default; you must enter a value.
PART number [EDPART] identifying the slave rigid body. This value is ignored if the DELE or LIST labels are specified. No default; you must enter a value.
EDCRB is valid only for materials defined as rigid bodies with the EDMP,RIGID command. EDCRB automatically generates a constraint equation to force the specified rigid bodies to behave as a single rigid body. The slave rigid body takes on the material properties and loading of the master rigid body. Any loads [EDLOAD] existing on the slave rigid body are ignored.
To create a single large rigid body from several smaller bodies, use
a series of EDCRB commands. With the first command, specify
a master and slave to create the first combined rigid body. Then, using that
body as the master, specify another slave to create a larger rigid body. Continue
the process, using the expanding rigid body as the master and adding slave
bodies until you have defined the desired large rigid body. All slave rigid
bodies will take on the material properties and loading of the original master
rigid body. Note that you will need to use different
for each pair of
This command will be ignored if you specify the previously-defined master
rigid body as a slave rigid body in the same analysis. To change the master
and slave definitions, first use the DELE option to delete all master and
slave definitions, and then use the ADD option to redefine them.
The equation number,
NEQN, is a reference
number by which the constrained bodies can be identified for listing and deleting
purposes on the EDCRB command. For any other reference
to the constrained bodies (loading, contact definitions, etc.), use the master
body part number (
This command is also valid in SOLUTION.
Distributed ANSYS Restriction This command is not supported in Distributed ANSYS.