Structural integrity is critical for all structures. Avoiding issues in product durability through failures like fracture can help reduce warranty and repair costs of parts. Fracture can occur when cracks form, propagate and cause catastrophic failures. Fracture mechanics is one of the tool to study such failures. It uses concepts from applied mechanics and materials science to directly consider the combined effect of stress and flaws, predict how a crack grows in complex structures and thus how it impacts their life and integrity.
In this webinar, we will be discussing how to use fracture mechanics principles in ANSYS Mechanical to simulate the effect of flaws in structures and perform complex simulations like crack propagation and fatigue life determination.
Because the world population is aging, chronic diseases are on the rise and healthcare costs are reaching unsustainable heights, it is essential to detect pathologies early. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now poised to transform the healthcare industry by providing wireless connectivity and sensing. Body-worn electronics and implanted devices, equipped with tiny sensors that continuously monitor vital parameters and securely report anomalies to appropriate physicians, will improve patients’ quality of life while delivering timely medical help.
The concept of eigenstrain is a link between solid mechanics and other physical phenomena which cause a change of shape or dimension in a material. These include plasticity, creep, vacancy-assisted deformation, twinning, thermal expansion, dimensional changes due to phase transformation and curing, etc. Although these physical phenomena can lead to deformation, it is only the elastic strain that can cause stress.
In this webinar, we will discuss the applications of finite element analysis to study eigenstrain problems of thermal distortion and residual stresses during heat treatment, welding, polymer curing and additive manufacturing. What makes these problems challenging is the fact that many of these problems are multiphysics in nature, with each physics having different spatial and temporal scales. Since solid mechanics is agnostic to the origin of eigenstrain, it is possible to account for the cumulative effort of all the multiphysics causing eigenstrain into any one phenomenon that causes eigenstrain. Recent advances in using machine learning to model the cumulative effects of all the multiphysics, without requiring knowledge of the physics of each phenomenon, will also be discussed.
This webinar will give you a basic understanding of the equations of micromechanics in the presence of eigenstrains and their application.
Ansys Mechanical users continue to solve highly complex engineering problems faster and more efficiently than ever before, with geometry and meshing playing an integral part in the computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation process. Generating accurate geometry and creating the most appropriate mesh remains the foundation of engineering simulation. The accuracy of geometry and meshes influences the reliability, convergence and speed of simulation. Furthermore, the time required to prepare and mesh a model often consumes the time to arrive at a CAE solution. Therefore, automated, industry-proven preprocessing tools deliver enhanced and expedited solutions.
Join us for this free webinar that provides expert insights on how you can leverage Mechanical’s cutting-edge new improvements to rapidly produce massively large models and optimize your product design.
Understand how you can quickly prepare a geometry for finite element analysis modeling.
Discover the latest features in Mechanical meshing for generating optimum meshes.
Learn how to handle huge shell and beam assemblies more effectively with mechanical meshing.
Receive expert tips on using Mechanical’s groundbreaking new processes including batch shell meshing, SpaceClaim meshing, local solid meshing enhancement and more!
In our modern world, the challenges and expectations for new products have intensified. Complexity of products has increased, products must accelerate to market faster, must be lightweight and feature increased functionality. For example, in the transportation industry, lighter trucks reduce electricity and fuel costs. And by conserving material, manufacturers slash production costs. This enables a simplified and durable final product with an extended product lifespan.
Join us for this free cutting-edge webinar which showcases the workflow from geometry to validation for all available topology optimization methods, empowering you to generate truly lightweight structures. Using electric motor components, we will illustrate how finite element analysis, topology optimization and additive manufacturing play an important role in validating these lightweight structures using an optimum workflow.
Learn how to leverage early stage simulation to solve a structural (stress, deformation) analysis.
Understand how to perform topology optimization to find the most optimal geometry.
Receive expert tips for conducting a structural analysis to validate the new geometry.
Discover how to predict part shape, distortion and stresses of additive manufacturing and validate the printed part with a final fatigue analysis.
Ansys ACT provides tools for customizing the Ansys Mechanical product. ACT provides simple access to the main components of Mechanical, such as GUI components, mesh, geometry, boundary conditions, etc. in a Python programming environment. ACT can be used to replace MAPDL command objects, create specialized interfaces for company or industry specific applications. These specialized interfaces can be used to simplify and standardize many Mechanical actions (e.g., mesh creation, boundary condition application, results post-processing, etc.).
This webinar will discuss the implementation and usage of Ansys ACT with examples. The webinar begins with a presentation and live demo of ACT usage.