Ansys Discovery is the first simulation-driven design tool to combine instant physics simulation, proven Ansys high-fidelity simulation and interactive geometry modeling in a single user experience. Leveraging the all-new Discovery early in your product design processes will drive substantial gains in engineering productivity, spur innovation and increase your product’s overall performance.

Answer critical design questions earlier, without waiting days or weeks for traditional simulation results.

  • Quickly prepare models for simulation or create design variations for study
  • Rapidly explore multiple design concepts with real-time interactive simulation
  • Refine insights with high-fidelity simulation and additional conditions

Upfront simulation has been proven to boost ROI across your organization by:

  • Decreasing engineering labor and physical prototyping costs
  • Slashing prototyping and testing costs
  • Minimizing engineering change orders and maximizing your design alternatives and ideation

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  • Structural Analysis

    See instant stress distribution data regardless of model complexity. Use the Ansys Mechanical solver to simulate nonlinear effects and add local refinement for increased accuracy and control.

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  • Fluid Analysis

    Instantly find flow trends, while updating input parameters or making geometry updates, and see Ansys Discovery’s instant feedback of your design’s performance. Use the Ansys Fluent solver for detailed high-fidelity studies of complex geometries and fluid behaviors.

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  • Topology Optimization

    Unlock the potential of generative design utilizing topology optimization including manufacturing constraints and optimization of resonant frequency.

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  • Thermal Analysis

    Instantly evaluate how changes to thermal inputs, materials and cooling conditions will affect the thermal performance of your design.

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  • Geometry Modeling

    Discovery’s modeling technology and versatile toolset enables you to easily create and modify imported geometry without the complexity associated with traditional CAD systems. Full modeling capabilities allow users to prep models for any type of simulation or make edit models to optimize your simulation.

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  • Modal Analysis

    Observe different modes of vibration, make changes to geometry and instantly evaluate performance.

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  • Parameter Studies

    Also known as parameter sweeps, these design point studies create a Pareto frontier of data in Ansys Discovery that let you explore a large number of design possibilities by varying multiple geometric or simulation parameters in an automated fashion.

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