ANSYS nCode DesignLife Features
Using ANSYS nCode DesignLife technology, mechanical engineers can address complex product life and durability issues, all before a prototype is ever built.
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ANSYS nCode DesignLife software is fully integrated into the ANSYS Workbench platform, so users benefit from the combined power of the two systems, including shared material models for fatigue in engineering data, easy click-and-drop problem setup, use of parameters for optimization, and design exploration.
Structural mechanics results can be combined with multiple lifecycle loadings by employing easy-to-use click-and-drag connections within an intuitive user interface. The ANSYS Workbench platform and the click-and-drag tools within ANSYS nCode DesignLife create a complete fatgue analysis environment. Once set up, product life simulation can be done with minimal user intervention when design changes are made or different criteria are required for the life of the product.
A lightweight results view within the ANSYS Workbench project page enables quick and efficient visualization of results.
- Complete save and restore of the ANSYS nCode DesignLife workspace, including results
- Use of Named Selections from the FEA simulations for assignment of materials in ANSYS nCode DesignLife
- Grouped FEA element types for the use with spot weld fatigue analysis
A large number of cyclic loadings can be applied in a matter of minutes with the high-speed solver within ANSYS nCode DesignLife. For very large complex models, parallel processing can be used to reduce the elapsed time for calculations. ANSYS nCode DesignLife parallel performance is highly efficient and improves linearly with the number of processors used.
Various forms of analysis are available for short to long cyclic loading, including stress life, strain life, multi-axial safety factor, high-temperature fatigue and more.
The nCode material library, integrated within ANSYS Workbench as part of engineering data, can be used for structural mechanics analysis to ensure that the same material response is represented in the complete simulation.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife Parallel
Since ANSYS nCode DesignLife can take full advantage of parallel processing, parallel licenses can be utilized to reduce the time required to simulate large models with long lifecycle loadings.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife Vibration
This module adds the ability to perform vibration fatigue analysis and to simulate swept-sine and power spectral density (PSD) loadings.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife Accelerated Testing
This signal-processing package is complementary to the vibration option to accelerate virtual and physical vibration tests.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife Welds
This module provides fatigue life prediction for seam welds and spot welds.