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Simulation Services

Reliability Engineering Services

Using simulation models to test design ideas virtually

To minimize testing and warranty costs and ensure faster time to market, you should know if your product will last in your application environment before you build it. Testing design ideas virtually using simulation models is the most efficient way to reduce the risk of costly surprises in the product development and deployment lifecycle. The key to accurate simulation and modeling is a strong grasp of the physics and material properties that govern the behavior of the model. Without that, simulation modeling and analysis can lead to a false sense of security and unexpected failures during qualification testing or field use.

Ansys combines industry-leading simulation software, expertise in reliability physics, and physical lab and test facilities to ensure timely and accurate simulation services. Our simulation and modeling staff are experts in reliability physics who work closely with you to understand your product’s use environment and design details to ensure they incorporate relevant features into the simulation. The time spent planning the simulation minimizes model build times and reduces the risk of inaccurate simulation results.

Ansys is the only CAE software company to own physical lab and test facilities, which can help ensure the accuracy and applicability of simulation results. While data sheets and material databases can provide general material information, the properties of your design's specific materials or components may differ from those standards. Equipped with extensive materials experience, Ansys experts help you identify the material properties that vary from datasheet values, then use our lab and test facility to measure those properties and ensure the simulation is based on sound inputs.

Our lab and test facilities also allow for robust validation of simulation results. No matter how detailed, all simulations are simply estimates of how the product will behave in the real world. Before using a simulation to make important design decisions, it’s helpful to validate or tune the simulation to ensure its sufficiently close to reality. Using our lab and test facility, we can test full products or product subsystems to ensure that simulation accuracy is sufficient before use for key design iterations and decisions.

Ansys specializes in simulation as a service and is focused on assessing and improving the reliability of electronics. Whether your design includes complex material or structural behavior and interactions; time-varying mechanical, electrical and thermal loads; or innovative thermal management solutions, the Ansys team has the tools, expertise and infrastructure to tackle your most demanding product reliability simulations.

Reliability Engineering Services
Case Study

Ansys Reliability Engineering Services Use Simulation and Modeling to Assess Failure Risk in Medical Device

A global medical device manufacturer was experiencing in-service failures of an electronic device and struggling to define the root cause. Product testing did not show the same failure modes as the in-service component. The Ansys Reliability Engineering Services team combined decades of electronics reliability experience with simulation and modeling tools to assess failure risks under operational thermal, shock and vibration loading.


Prediction was borne out in our test results

"Technology solicited an FEA-based report from Ansys analyzing warpage in an SSD design. Reporting was well organized, thorough and made it easy for us to comprehend the results. Additionally, Dr. Gil Sharon, Ansys Senior Consulting Engineer, spent nearly an hour on the phone with me after I had read the report, making sure I understood all points of the analysis and the theories behind them. A couple of months later, Gil’s prediction was borne out in our test results – the process dramatically improved our temp-cycle reliability. I plan to petition the SSD management at Micron to hire Ansys to advise us on other matters in the near future.”

Conner Earl, SSD Hardware Systems Mechanical Design Engineer
Micron Technology, Inc.