ANSYS Mechanical Premium

ANSYS Mechanical Premium

Advanced nonlinear stress simulations and comprehensive linear dynamics

ANSYS Mechanical Premium uses the ANSYS Mechanical interface to deliver powerful finite element modeling capabilities in a way that you can use to make real structural engineering decisions. Mechanical Premium gives you access to the ANSYS Mechanical solver with incredible scalability, wide industry adoption and superb support from a broad base of engineers around the globe. Features include support for:

Linear dynamics
Finding natural vibration frequencies, responses to harmonic loads and understanding behavior during transportation (random or PSD vibration) or events such as earthquakes (seismic response) gives you the ability to accurately predict how designs will work in dynamic environments. Including pre-loading adds more fidelity and means that self-weighted, bolted assemblies — or even squealing brakes — can be simulated.

Nonlinearities
Moving beyond linear, elastic materials, you can simulate the behavior of materials as they undergo plastic or even hyperelastic deformation (materials like rubber and neoprene). Nonlinear simulation also takes into account contact and large deflection of parts moving around relative to each other, either with or without friction.

Mechanisms
Simulations with many moving parts can be challenging to simulate and understand. Being able to quickly account for complex joints and part interactions using rigid body dynamics enables you to make design decisions with confidence.

Thermal modeling
Simulating heat conduction, convection and radiation across assemblies enables you to predict the temperature of components, which can then be used to examine induced stresses and deformations. Mechanical Premium enables you to read in power losses or calculated temperatures from other analysis systems or files, which means that CFD or electromagnetic simulations can be a starting point for thermal analysis. It is also possible to account for fluid flow through pipes and heat generated from friction between parts. All of these capabilities give you more accurate simulations and better results.

Capabilities

Linear Dynamics

Modal, harmonic, spectrum, random and rotordynamic analyses enable you to understand how natural frequencies, forced vibration, seismic events and transportation vibrations in different environments might affect structures.

Linear Dynamics
Material Models

For nonlinear material properties, Mechanical can simulate hyperelasticity for rubber-like materials and rate-dependent plasticity under loading.

Material Models
Rigid Body Dynamics/Motion

Simulate mechanical motion by modeling joints, both perfect and imperfect, and defining stiffness of bushes and bearings for both rigid body and flexible systems.

Rigid Body Dynamics/Motion
High-Performance Computing

Contact detection, mesh generation and solving all benefit from ever increasing core counts. ANSYS simulations can be distributed over 1,000 compute cores to accelerate time to solution.

Trace Mapping
Trace Mapping

Accurate simulation of printed circuit boards (PCBs) requires accounting for the metal traces and dielectric regions. You can automatically map trace metal onto PCB geometry with Mechanical Premium.

Trace Mapping
Multiphysics

Analyze the interaction of different physics phenomena to better simulate real-world conditions. Example interactions: Fluid–structure interaction (one-way), Thermal–Structure interaction (sequential), Other interactions through external data

Multiphysics

See how our customers are using our software:

Mirage Machines

Mirage Machines

There is much more here than an engineering challenge. It is vital that we eliminate risk when offering new products to market and our investment in ANSYS will lead to an increased level of scrutiny of mechanical simulation and better risk assessment of new products. Not only does this increase confidence but it will also mean quicker project turnaround as there are fewer unknowns. There is also financial benefit as further down the line we expect to see long-term cost savings by eliminating expensive post-manufacture design corrections.

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Astrobotic Technology, Inc.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc.

Using design and simulation tools from ANSYS, Astrobotic quickly designed and refined a lightweight aluminum and composite spacecraft able to withstand static acceleration and dynamic random vibration loads of launch while maintaining an acceptable level of safety. Simulation helps reduce costs related to prototypes and physical testing. View Case Study