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Structural Analysis Software

Ansys offers structural analysis software solutions that enable engineers of all levels and backgrounds to solve complex structural engineering problems faster and more efficiently. With our suite of tools, engineers can perform finite element analyses (FEA), customize and automate solutions for structural mechanics challenges and analyze multiple design scenarios. By using our software early in the design cycle, businesses can save costs, reduce the number of design cycles and bring products to market faster.

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Provides fast and accurate life predictions for electronic hardware at the component, board and system levels in early design stages.

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With our comprehensive suite of structural analysis tools, engineers can simulate shock, drop and vibration, impact and penetration, smashes and crashes, occupant safety, heat transfer, solder fatigue, repetitive loading and much more. With a range of applications and product integrations, Ansys Structural Analysis helps you solve your toughest product challenges.


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Cloud-based Engineering Simulation

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JANUARY 2021

What's New

Ansys Mechanical delivers features to enable faster simulations, easier workflows, journaling, scripting and product integrations that offer more solver capabilities.

  • Mechanical fills the gap between injection molding and structural simulation for short fiber reinforced composites, commonly used in automotive components and consumer goods. This new workflow enables easier and faster simulations of injection molded reinforced plastics.
  • Automatically create thousands of possible designs and ensure they’ll perform in the real world. Explore the wide variety of design possibilities, choose your favorite and then, bring it back to your CAD environment.
  • Ansys LS-DYNA adds solver capabilities to Mechanical’s interface. This helps perform ECAD trace mapping for enhanced analysis of printed circuit boards in electronics reliability workflows.

Webinars

Ansys 2021 R1 delivers enhancements across all portfolio products — Ansys Additive Prep, Ansys Additive Print, Ansys Additive Science and Ansys Workbench Additive — empowering users to further advance their additive manufacturing capabilities.

Enhancements include:

  • Full release of 2D microstructure (Additive Science)
  • Full release of stainless steel 316L material for thermal solver (Additive Print and Additive Science)
  • Automated calibration set up in Additive Wizard (Workbench Additive)
  • Support part connectivity improvement (Workbench Additive)
  • Creation of EOS and Renishaw build files (Additive Prep)
  • Improved orientation optimization and new analysis types (Additive Prep)

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Capabilities

Easily handle the complexity of the varied design environments you may face. The range of analytical tools enables you to create a product that meets your performance goals and holds up over time.

This capability includes connections to other Ansys products including Ansys CFD products, optimization solutions and external CAD systems. 

Mechanical loading, thermal stress, bolt tension, pressure conditions and rotational acceleration are just some of the factors that dictate strength requirements for materials and designs. Our products ensure your product’s viability and safety by predicting the strength required for the loads your design will experience in service.

It can have a substantial impact on durability and fatigue, leading to a shorter service life. You need to understand how your designs will respond to vibrations from phenomena such as brake squeal, earthquakes, transport and acoustic and harmonic loads to predict the behavior of products and components. Structural simulations can provide this understanding and help you to overcome your toughest vibration challenges.

Convection, radiation and conduction loads are obvious, but the need to include the effect of power losses and thermal energy from friction and external sources such as pipe flows means that analysts need to have more tools at their disposal to simulate thermal models accurately.

Fatigue or lifing analysis is a key enabler in building this product durability knowledge.

Drop tests are ideal candidates for an impact analysis. These impact analysis programs calculate the forces between two or more colliding bodies and the resultant deformation or damage.

It enables you specify where supports and loads are located on your model and lets the software explore the design space. For example, you can easily perform lightweighting of structures, extract CAD shapes quickly and explore designs and process parameters for additive manufacturing.

Examples could include suspension assembles in ground vehicles, robotic manipulators in manufacturing processes or gear systems within electric drivetrains. Simulating the motion of these systems gives insight into their performance over the range of dynamic loading experienced when in operation.

The design requirements for these structures can be quite different from traditional land-based constructions. Simulating the loading and the effects of these factors on structural response is a necessary component of the design. Ansys provides capabilities that can reproduce these loading conditions and responses across a broad range of applications. Ansys has solutions for different requirements depending on the specific application, from simplified models for truss type structures to high-fidelity simulations that include all aspects of the fluid loading environment.

Composite materials like carbon fiber, typically used in the aerospace and automotive sectors, are being used increasingly in energy, sports, construction and marine applications. Their composite nature, however, makes accurate simulation a challenge. Ansys offers a complete suite of tools to help you overcome this challenge.

This comprehensive solution spans the entire workflow — from design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through validation, print design, process simulation and material analysis.

Our entire Ansys portfolio looks at the effects of electromagnetic, structural, fluid and thermal forces in combination. As a result, it predicts product performance with greater accuracy and provides seamless data transfer between physics solutions.

 

Applications

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Turbomachinery

Ansys rotating machinery simulation helps you to improve your designs of fans, pumps, and compressors by increasing efficiency, safety and durability.

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Electric Motors

Ansys electric motor design software progresses from concept design to detailed electromagnetics, thermal and mechanical analysis of electric motors.

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Electronics Reliability

Learn how Ansys integrated electronics reliability tools can help you  solve your biggest thermal, electrical and mechanical reliability challenges.

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FEATURED WEBINARS

Webinar Series
Lightweighting Webinar Series

Lightweighting Webinar Series

This webinar series focuses on our lightweighting capabilities, which will help solve your toughest A&D engineering problems.

Webinar Series
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Composites Webinar Series

Closing the Gap Between Composite Manufacturing, Design and Analysis.


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WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

Ansys White Paper Mechanical
White Paper

Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue

This white paper highlights thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) and Ansys' state-of-the-art nonlinear material models.


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