Structural Simulation Interface

Following an ANSYS Icepak simulation, temperature data from a thermal-flow analysis can be imported into an ANSYS structural mechanics product using the ANSYS Workbench platform. ANSYS structural mechanics software provides a comprehensive set of capabilities for modeling both linear and nonlinear structural mechanics for both static and dynamic systems. The coupling between ANSYS Icepak and structural mechanics allows users to evaluate the temperatures and resulting thermal stresses of electronic components.

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Temperature profile in computer graphics card; ANSYS Icepak results mapped onto thermalstress model using ANSYS Workbench