ANSYS structural analysis software enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) solvers available in the suite, you can customize and automate solutions for your structural mechanics problems and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios. You can also connect easily to other physics analysis tools for even greater fidelity. ANSYS structural analysis software is used throughout the industry to enable engineers to optimize their product designs and reduce the costs of physical testing.
Structural analysis for all experience levels
From designers and occasional users looking for quick, easy and accurate results, to experts looking to model complex materials, large assemblies and nonlinear behavior, ANSYS has you covered. The intuitive interface of ANSYS Mechanical enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence. Solve on your local machine, on the cloud or even run hundreds of design points using ANSYS distributed compute services (DCS).
Reliable, high-quality, automated meshing
Mechanical has intelligent meshing technology, enabling you to rapidly obtain optimal meshing on every model. Easily added controls enable you to fine-tune the mesh as needed.
Simulation of complex materials and material behavior can be achieved using the built-in models, user-defined material models or Material Designer in Mechanical to create representative volume elements (RVEs). Models with very large deformation need not be simplified by switching to explicit solvers unnecessarily. The nonlinear adaptivity (NLAD) capability automatically handles challenging simulations by remeshing the solution as it progresses.
Splitting morphing adaptive remeshing technique (SMART) fracture technology has been added to Mechanical for modeling crack growth in structures where fracture is a concern, so complex meshing processes and guesswork can be eliminated.
ANSYS Motion is a next-generation engineering solution based on flexible multibody dynamics within the Mechanical interface. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies within a single solver. A series of toolkits provides extensions to ANSYS Motion’s functionality to enable you to investigate the behavior of a vehicle’s powertrain design, including gears and bearings, and systems incorporating chains, belts and continuous tracks.
The complexities of metal additive manufacturing can be simplified with the use of ANSYS Additive Prep, ANSYS Additive Print and ANSYS Additive Suite. Generation of designs and supports, as well as process simulation and the creation of build files, reduces the complexities and failed builds often faced by companies adopting these technologies.
Complete structural analysis solution
A complete range of analysis tools is available to analyze single load cases, vibration or transient analysis; you can also examine linear and nonlinear behavior of materials, joints and geometry. Advanced solver technology with ANSYS Autodyn and ANSYS LS-DYNA enables you to carry out drop, impact and explosion simulations. ANSYS AQWA, along with the offshore simulation capabilities in Mechanical, provides industry-specific capabilities for engineers designing marine environments.
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