ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise Software

ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise

The flagship tool for structural simulation

ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise is the flagship mechanical engineering software solution that uses finite element analysis (FEA) for structural analysis using the ANSYS Mechanical interface. It covers an enormous range of applications and comes complete with everything you need from geometry preparation to optimization and all the steps in between. With Mechanical Enterprise you can model advanced materials, complex environmental loadings and industry-specific requirements in areas such as offshore hydrodynamics and layered composite materials.

Materials
A whole range of material models covering everything from hyperelastics, shape memory alloys, soils, concrete, plastic and metallic structures can be accurately modeled; you can even add user-defined material models if needed.

Dynamics
Mechanical Enterprise can cover all of your needs for dynamic analysis, including — for linear dynamics — modal, harmonic, spectrum response and random vibration with pre-stress, and advanced solver options for rapid solutions. In the transient domain both implicit and explicit solvers enable you to model time dependent scenarios. The Rigid Body Dynamics capability lets you solve mechanisms rapidly. It also enables you to include Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) parts to add flexibility to models while still accelerating the simulation.

Mechanisms and assemblies are becoming more and more dependent on control systems. The inclusion of Simplorer for coupled systems simulation enables you to design control systems hand in hand with full 3-D FEA models.

Additional value
Mechanical Enterprise has tools such as ANSYS ACT to customize your workflow, add functionality and accelerate your simulation process, and ANSYS DesignXplorer with built in optimization technology to get to the best answer in the fastest time ever. The addition of ANSYS SpaceClaim means that preparing geometry (mid-surfacing, beam extraction and simplification) for analysis, building prototype models or manipulating geometry during design changes is intuitive and rapid.

Capabilities

Nonlinear Applications

Advanced materials models for geomechanics, metals, hyperelastics and composites combined with user-defined materials provide a complete solution for nonlinear analysis.

Nonlinear applications
Dynamics

You can simulate full linear dynamics for modal, harmonic, spectrum response and random vibration, plus transient implicit and explicit effects for impacts and longer, time-dependent simulations, respectively.

Dynamics
Systems Simulation

ANSYS Simplorer is a powerful platform for modeling, simulating and analyzing virtual system prototypes. Verify and optimize performance of software-controlled, multidomain systems designs.

Systems simulation
ANSYS SpaceClaim

ANSYS SpaceClaim is a fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software solution that enables any analyst or engineer to create, edit and repair geometry.

ANSYS SpaceClaim
Multiphysics

Analyze the interaction of different physics phenomena to better simulate real-world conditions, including fluid–structure interaction, electrothermal interaction, electrothermal–structure interaction, and other coupled interactions using coupled elements and solver technology.

Multiphysics
Composites

ANSYS composite simulation software lets you model material definition, first and last ply failure modes, and delamination of layered composites.

Composites
Optimization

ANSYS DesignXplorer leverages the persistent and automated power of ANSYS Workbench for parametric analyses. It enables you to explore, understand and optimize your design.

Optimization
Customization

Create ACT apps to capture expert knowledge, specialized processes and best practices.

Customization
Hydrodynamics

Simulate wave, wind and current loads on floating and fixed offshore and marine structures, including spars, FPSOs, semi-submersibles,TLPs, ships, renewable energy systems and breakwater design.

Hydrodynamics

See how our customers are using our software:

Schlemmer

Schlemmer

One of the keys to Schlemmer Group‘s success is the high quality of their products. They use ANSYS software to virtually test cable protection systems and reduce the number of expensive prototypes. The software contributes to their zero-defect goal and to meeting certification standards in a cost-effective manner. View Case Study
Mechanical Solutions Inc.

Mechanical Solutions Inc.

After Hurricane Katrina, MSI evaluated vibration responses of the platform during the operation of high-power mechanical equipment. They used ANSYS Mechanical software to simulate the pumping platform stresses and vibrational responses to ensure that the system would perform optimally during intense storms.
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