Structural Analysis

ANSYS Discovery is breaking down the barriers that once prevented any engineer from using engineering simulation. For example, consider the difficulty involved with performing a structural analysis on complicated geometry. In Discovery, near-instant simulation results appear once loads have been established. And, because Discovery is interactive, you can test several design ideas in a few seconds and receive immediate insight around the structural performance of a design. When you’ve selected a candidate, leverage proven Ansys solver technology to provide additional detail and calculate a high-fidelity result for increased confidence.

Structural Analysis

Fluid Analysis

Finding meaningful internal flow characteristics in a reasonable amount of time can be challenging. Discovery provides not only invaluable feedback so you can understand trends, but also near-instant solving and visualization capabilities. When you are ready for increased detail and higher accuracy, use the Fluent solver within the Discovery environment without changing your model—or your workflow.

Fluid Analysis

Topology Optimization

ANSYS Discovery introduces the first-ever, interactive topology optimization tool for generative design. Easily evaluate a broad spectrum of product behaviors and uncover optimal design solutions in record time. Topology optimization capabilities account for manufacturing constraints and can be applied to multiple load cases and physics, including modal and structural simulations.

Topology Optimization

Thermal Analysis

With Discovery you can spend more time exploring questions and answers and less time negotiating traditional simulation processing steps. It provides real-time data on temperature distribution as you make 3-D model changes, or change input characteristics like heat flow and material type. Most importantly, Discovery lets you test your ideas in real-time to achieve your design goals in a fraction of the time.

Thermal Analysis

Geometry Modeling

Creating and editing geometry is available within all parts of the Discovery workflow as it is critical to the design exploration process. Edit the shape of your model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately. Leverage native CAD models from a wide range of sources and update simulations with new versions when there are changes.

Geometry Modeling

Modal Analysis

Discovery's instant engineering feedback extends to even complex modal analyses. You can quickly observe the different modes of vibration and get a quick understanding of problem frequencies. With the rapid, direct geometry editing powered by Discovery SpaceClaim, you can make adjustments to your model and instantly see the impact. Discovery’s simulation-guided design will accelerate your product development, help avoid delays, and ensure you are designing the best products possible.

Modal Analysis

Parameter Studies

Also known as parameter sweeps, these design point studies create a Pareto frontier of data in Discovery that lets you explore a large number of design possibilities by varying multiple geometric or simulation parameters in an automated fashion. Setting up a study is simple. You can choose several geometry or physics input parameters to evaluate simultaneously. Because the geometry creation and resulting simulation are automated, this capability rapidly lets you try new ideas, obtain results and better understand trends and trade-offs between design goals.

Parameter Studies