Ask the Expert – Quasi-Static problems solved with Explicit Dynamics
ANSYS Mechanical Solutions simulate a wide range of complex structural problems. Some problems with complex changing contact surfaces or with material response that is highly nonlinear are better suited to an explicit rather than an implicit solution method. Explicit Dynamics is run with the same Graphical User Interface (GUI) as the ANSYS Mechanical solution, hence the learning curve for using this product is quite short. It is relatively easy to switch to Explicit Dynamics for solving problems that may be more time consuming or difficult with the implicit solution.