# ANSYS to OptiStruct Conversion Mapping

## Conversion Notes

- All ANSYS solid and shell elements that are currently supported are included in the conversion tool.
- Material properties – Thermal Conductivity, specific heat, thermal expansion co-efficient can be now converted.
- Nonlinear material data and temperature dependent materials defined through TB tables are converted to TABLESx cards inside a MATS1.
- 2D and 3D Orthotropic properties of E, NU, and Alpha can be converted.
- If components or properties do not have a material associated to them on conversion, then MID equal to 1 will be associated.
- On conversion, a model will be cleaned by removing unused sets, ET types, and contact elements.
- COMBIN14 elements are now converted to CELAS1 if key option2 for COMBIN14 in ANSYS is defined. If key option 3 is defined, it is converted to 3 coincident CELAS (1 per DOF).
- CONTACT174 KEYOPT12 5-Bonded (always) converted to Freeze or TIE.
- CONTAC173/CONTACT174/CONTACT175/CONTACT177 are converted to RBE2/RBE3 when KEYOPT (2)
= 2 (MPC) and slave is a 1-node PILOT NODE set to:
- OptiStruct RBE3 if KEYOPT(4) = 1
- OptiStruct RBE2 if KEYOPT(4) = 2

- CONTAC173/CONTACT174 with KEYOPT(12) = 5 is converted to TIE contact.
- COTACT177 is converted to contact surfaces.
- CONTAC178 conversion to CBUSH with PBUSH – K1=RIGID, K2=RIGID, K3=RIGID, K4/K5/K6 = 0.0
- Forces, Moments, Pressures, Temperatures and Constraints are automatically converted. MODOPT (control cards) will be mapped to EIRGL. ACEL (Control Cards) will be converted to GRAV.
- Surface to Surface and Node to Surface contact pairs can be converted to OptiStruct. Contact element pairs CONTA173-TARGE170 and CONTA174-TARGE170 are converted to SURF (contact surfaces) in OptiStruct, and CONTA175 is converted to Grid SET. A CONTACT group for each contact pair is created during conversion.
- MPC184 converted to Joints based on the following KEYOPT(1) options:
- OptiStruct RBEAM Joint if KEYOPT(1) = 1 and RDOF = blank in SECJOINT
- OptiStruct RBEAM Joint if KEYOPT(1) = 13 and RDOF = blank in SECJOINT
- OptiStruct BALL Joint if KEYOPT(1) = 16 and RDOF = 1,2 3 in SECJOINT
- OptiStruct CARTESIAN+ CARDAN Joint if KEYOPT(1) = 16 and RDOF = blank in SECJOINT

- Composite data conversion: ANSYS composite elements and layer information is converted to OptiStruct composite elements and composite property information.
- BEAM44 element type, end release options defined in KEYOPTIONS 7 and 8 are converted to values in fields PA and PB respectively in CBEAM card.
- BEAM188 section properties are converted from the BeamSection Collector data and not
from the EtType Sensor (this is how the BEAM188 section data is modeled in the HyperMesh
ANSYS User Profile).
- SECTYPE with TYPE equal to BEAM and SUBTYPEs equal to RECT, CSOLID, CTUBE, I, L, T convert to a PBEAML property with corresponding standard section definition.
- SECTYPE with TYPE equal to BEAM and SUBTYPEs equal to ASEC, QUAD, CHAN, Z, HATS, HREC convert to a PBEAM property with corresponding cross section property values.

- MPC184 converts to either a RBE2 rigid element or a CBUSH/PBUSH bushing element
depending on the KEYOPT(1) value, as follows:
- KEYOPT(1) equal to 0 converts to RBE2 with constraint DOFs equal to [123]
- KEYOPT(1) equal to 1 converts to RBE2 with constraint DOFs equal to [123456]
- KEYOPT(1) equal to 6 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K4 equals <blank>/0.0
- K1, K2, K3, K5, K6 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 8 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K1, K4, K5, K6 equals <blank>/0.0
- K2, K3 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 9 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K2, K3, K4, K5, K6 equals <blank>/0.0
- K1 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 10 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K1 equals <blank>/0.0
- K2, K3, K4, K5, K6 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 11 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K1, K4 equals <blank>/0.0
- K2, K3, K5, K6 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 12 converts to CBUSH + PBUSH
- K2, K3, K4 equals <blank>/0.0
- K1, K5, K6 equals RIGID

- KEYOPT(1) equal to 13 converts to RBE2 with constraint DOFs equal to [123456]
- KEYOPT(1) equal to 14 converts to RBE2 with constraint DOFs equal to [456]
- KEYOPT(1) equal to 15 converts to RBE2 with constraint DOFs equal to [123]

- THXY,THZ,THZX data on nodes of CP/CE_STRUCT/COMBIN14/COMBIN39 converted to system and system ID mapped to the node.
- Formula set with Type=Element is supported.

- The Conversion tool only converts entities imported by the ANSYS FE input reader.
- For shell elements, constant thickness parts are assumed.
- Analysis types assumed: Static – gravity, forces, pressures and constraints; Modal.

## Elements

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

mass, CONTAC175 | sets, GRID |

MASS21((KEYOPT(3) = 2 ) | CONM2 |

mass, MASS21 | mass, CMASS2 |

rigid, CP | equation, MPC |

rigid, CERIG | rbe2, RBE2 |

rigidlink, CP | equation, MPC |

rigidlink, CERIG | equation, MPC |

rbe3/RBE3 | rbe3, RBE3 |

COMBIN39 (zero length) | CELAS2 |

COMBIN39 (non zero length) | CBUSH |

COMBIN14 (zero length) | CELAS2 |

COMBIN14 (non zero length) | CBUSH |

spring, COMBIN14 | spring, CBUSH |

gap, CONTAC12 | gap, CGAP |

bar2, BEAM44 | bar2, CBEAM |

bar2, BEAM188 | bar2, CBEAM |

bar2, PIPE16 | bar2, CBEAM |

bar2, BEAM4 | bar2, CBEAM |

bar2, SURF153/SHELL208 | mass, CONM2 |

BEAM189 | CBEAM |

rod, LINK8 | rod, CROD |

rod, MPC184 | rbe2,RBE2 / spring,CBUSH |

LINK180 | RLINK |

tria3, PLANE182 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL181 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, CONTA173 | contact surf |

tria3, TARGE170 | contact surf |

tria3, SHELL163 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE162 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL157 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL143 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL131 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE75 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE67 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL63 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL57 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE55 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL43 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE42 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, SHELL41 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE25 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3, PLANE13 | tria3, CTRIA3 |

tria3 and quad4, PLANE42 (Axisymmetric material) | tria3 and quad4, CTAX1,CQUAXI |

quad4, PLANE182 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL181 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, CONTA173 | contact surf |

quad4, TARGE170 | contact surf |

quad4, SEHLL163 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE162 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL157 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL143 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL131 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE75 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE67 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL63 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL57 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE55 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL43 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE42 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL41 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, SHELL28 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE25 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

quad4, PLANE13 | quad4, CQUAD4 |

tetra4, SOLID185 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID164 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID97 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID96 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID73 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID72 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID70 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID69 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID64 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID62 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID46 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID45 | tetra4, CTETRA |

tetra4, SOLID285 | tetra4, CTETRA |

penta6, SOLSH190 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID185 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID164 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, VISCO107 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID97 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID96 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID73 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID70 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID69 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID64 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID62 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID46 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID45 | penta6, CPENTA |

penta6, SOLID5 | penta6, CPENTA |

hex8, SOLSH190 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID185 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID164 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID97 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID96 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID73 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID70 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID69 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID64 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID62 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID46 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID45 | hex8, CHEXA |

hex8, SOLID5_1 | hex8, CHEXA |

tria6, PLANE183 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, CONTA174 | contact surf |

tria6, TARGE170 | contact surf |

tria6, SHELL150 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE145 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, SHELL132 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, SHELL281 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE121 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, SHELL99 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, SHELL93 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, SHELL91 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE83 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE82 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE78 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE77 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE53 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE35 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

tria6, PLANE2 | tria6, CTRIA6 |

quad8, PLANE183 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, CONTA174 | contact surf |

quad8, TARGE170 | contact surf |

quad8, SHELL150 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE145 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, SHELL132 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, SHELL281 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE121 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, SHELL99 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, SHELL93 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, SHELL91 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE83 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE82 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE78 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE77 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

quad8, PLANE53 | quad8, CQUAD8 |

tetra10, SOLID191 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID187 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID186 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID148 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID117 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID98 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID95 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID92 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID90 | tetra10, CTETRA |

tetra10, SOLID87 | tetra10, CTETRA |

penta15, SOLID191 | penta15, CPENTA |

penta15, SOLID186 | penta15, CPENTA |

penta15, SOLID147 | penta15, CPENTA |

penta15, SOLID117 | penta15, CPENTA |

penta15, SOLID95 | penta15, CPENTA |

penta15, SOLID90 | penta15, CPENTA |

hex20, SOLID191 | hex20, CHEXA |

hex20, SOLID186 | hex20, CHEXA |

hex20, SOLID147 | hex20, CHEXA |

hex20, SOLID117 | hex20, CHEXA |

hex20, SOLID95 | hex20, CHEXA |

hex20, SOLID90 | hex20, CHEXA |

## Properties

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

LINK8P | LINK8P |

BEAM4P | PBEAM |

BEAM44P | PBEAM |

SOLID45P | PSOLID |

SOLID46P | PSOLID |

SOLID70P | PSOLID |

SOLID95P | PSOLID |

SOLID97P | PSOLID |

SOLID117P | PSOLID |

SOLID185P | PSOLID |

SOLID191P | PSOLID |

SHELL28P | PSHELL |

SHELL41P | PSHELL |

SHELL43P | PSHELL |

SHELL57P | PSHELL |

SHELL63P | PSHELL |

SHELL91P | PCOMP |

SHELL93P | PSHELL |

SHELL99P | PCOMP |

SHELL131P | PCOMP |

SHELL132P | PCOMP |

SHELL143P | PSHELL |

SHELL150P | PSHELL |

SHELL157P | PSHELL |

SHELL181P | PSHELL |

SHELL281P | PSHELL |

PLANE2P | PSHELL |

PLANE42P | PSHELL |

PLANE82P | PSHELL |

PLANE145P | PSHELL |

PLANE183P | PSHELL |

TARGE170P | PCONT |

CONTAC173P | PCONT |

CONTAC174P | PCONT |

PIPE16P | PBEAML |

COMBIN14P | PBUSH |

COMBIN39P | PELAS |

JOIN | RPIN |

SECTYPE,SHELL | PCOMP |

SECTYPE,SHELL(one layered solid) | PCOMPLS |

SECTYPE,SHELL(SOLSH190) | PCOMPLS |

MASS21P | CONM2 |

## Materials

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

MP | MAT1 |

MPDATA | MAT1 |

MPDATA,MPTEMP (Axisymmetric material) | MAT3/MATT3 |

MPTEMP,MPDATA,NU | MATT1(NU) |

SFE(Axisymmetric material) | PLOADX1 |

## Loads

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

temperature, BF_TEMP | temperature, TEMP |

temperature, IC_TEMP | temperature, TEMP |

temperature, D_TEMP | temperature, TEMP |

pressure, HFLUX | pressure, PLOAD2 |

pressure, ConvBulkTe | pressure, PLOAD |

pressure, PRESSURE | pressure, PLOAD4 |

constraint, D_VOLT | constraint, ASET1 |

constraint, IC_CONSTRNT | constraint, SPCD |

constraint, D_CONSTRAIN | constraint, SPC |

moment, FORCE2 | moment, MOMENT |

force, FORCE | force, FORCE |

## Load Steps

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

ANTYPE, STATIC | Linear Static |

ANTYPE, MODAL | Normal Modes |

ANTYPE, BUCKLE | Linear Buckling |

## Sets

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

set | set |

mass, CONTA175 | set, GRID |

## Contact

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

CONTACT12 | CGAPG |

CONTAC172 | CONTACT |

CONTACT174 | TIE |

## Control Cards

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

OMEGA | RFORCE |

ACEL | GRAV |

## Sensors

ANSYS | OptiStruct |
---|---|

Link8 | PROD |

BEAM4 | PBEAM |

BEAM44 | PBEAM |

BEAM188 | PBEAML |

SOLID5 | PSOLID |

SOLID45 | PSOLID |

SOLID46 | PSOLID |

SOLID62 | PSOLID |

SOLID64 | PSOLID |

SOLID69 | PSOLID |

SOLID70 | PSOLID |

SOLID87 | PSOLID |

SOLID90 | PSOLID |

SOLID92 | PSOLID |

SOLID95 | PSOLID |

SOLID96 | PSOLID |

SOLID97 | PSOLID |

SOLID98 | PSOLID |

SOLID117 | PSOLID |

SOLID147 | PSOLID |

SOLID148 | PSOLID |

SOLID164 | PSOLID |

SOLID185 | PSOLID |

SOLID186 | PSOLID |

SOLID187 | PSOLID |

SOLID191 | PSOLID |

SOLSH190 | PSOLID |

SOLID226 | PSOLID |

SOLID227 | PSOLID |

SOLID285 | PSOLID |

SHELL28 | PSHELL |

SHELL41 | PSHELL |

SHELL43 | PSHELL |

SHELL51 | PSHELL |

SHELL57 | PSHELL |

SHELL63 | PSHELL |

SHELL91 | PCOMP |

SHELL93 | PSHELL |

SHELL99 | PCOMP |

SHELL131 | PCOMP |

SHELL132 | PCOMP |

SHELL143 | PSHELL |

SHELL150 | PSHELL |

SHELL157 | PSHELL |

SHELL181 | PCOMP OR PSHELL |

SHELL281 | PCOMP OR PSHELL |

PLANE2 | PSHELL |

PLANE13 | PSHELL |

PLANE25 | PSHELL |

PLANE35 | PSHELL |

PLANE42 | PSHELL |

PLANE67 | PSHELL |

PLANE75 | PSHELL |

PLANE77 | PSHELL |

PLANE78 | PSHELL |

PLANE82 | PSHELL |

PLANE83 | PSHELL |

PLANE121 | PSHELL |

PLANE145 | PSHELL |

PLANE162 | PSHELL |

PLANE183 | PSHELL |

PLANE223 | PSHELL |

TARGE170 | PCONT |

CONTAC173 | PCONT |

CONTAC174 | PCONT |

PIPE16 | PBEAM |

COMBIN14 | PBUSH |

MASS21 | CONM2 |

MPC184 | PBUSH |