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Structural Analysis Software

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Structural Analysis

ANSYS structural analysis software enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) tools 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 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.

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.

Advanced capabilities

Simulation of complex materials and material behavior can be achieved using the built-in models, user-defined material models or Material Designer 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.

Unique technology for modeling crack growth in structures where fracture is a concern means that complex meshing processes and guesswork can be eliminated.

ANSYS Motion is a next-generation engineering solution based on flexible multibody dynamics. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies within a single solver. A series of toolkits provides extensions to its 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.

Additive manufacturing

The complexities of metal additive manufacturing can be tamed with the use of ANSYS Additive Prep, ANSYS Additive Print and ANSYS Additive Suite. Generation of designs and supports, as well as process simulation, reduce 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 ANSYS Mechanical, provides industry-specific capabilities for engineers designing marine environments.

Flagship Products

Mechanical Enterprise

Mechanical Enterprise is a comprehensive suite of finite element analysis (FEA) solutions that provides in-depth analysis of structural and coupled-field behavior in a highly productive environment for advanced engineering or enterprises with broad structural analysis needs.


Mechanical Enterprise
Mechanical Premium

Mechanical Premium is a finite element analysis (FEA) solution that gives you greater engineering insight with advanced nonlinear stress simulations and comprehensive linear dynamics.


Mechanical Premium
Mechanical Pro

Mechanical Pro is a finite element analysis (FEA) solution that provides robust, general-purpose stress, thermal, vibration and fatigue simulations for fast and accurate solutions.


Mechanical Pro
Motion

ANSYS Motion is multibody dynamics solver for analysis of rigid and flexible bodies, capable of accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of the mechanical system as a whole.


ANSYS Motion
Additive Print

Easy-to-use, yet powerful stand-alone solution for additive manufacturing (AM) operators and designers that allows for a first-time-right build.


Additive Print
Additive Suite

Simulate the complete additive manufacturing workflow from topology optimization, validation, print process to material development.


Additive Suite