ANSYS Convergence Webinar Series 2013: Structural Mechanics

In this third session of the ANSYS Virtual UGM webinar series, experts from Wrigley and Xerox discuss how they use structural simulation to improve product design.

Insights from Modeling Sheeting Process of Elastomeric Polymer Material
Elias Taye, The Wrigley Company
Elastomeric polymer material is nonlinear, visco-elastic, incompressible and rate dependent; it undergoes high strain during loading. The ANSYS hyperelastic plus visco-elastic material model captures accutate behavior during sheeting.

Thermal and Mechanical Design and Optimization for Printer Development - Linking ANSYS with Design for Lean Six Sigma
Trevor Snyder, Xerox
Offset solid ink printing combines attributes of inkjet with offset printing to produce a unique marking technology for network office color printers and copiers. Printer design in general is complex, and solid ink technology has unique thermal and mechanical requirements compared to other technologies. From chemistry and physics to mechanical, electrical and software engineering, successful printer development involves almost every engineering discipline. From a mechanical engineering standpoint, it is essential and routine to evaluate and diagnose thermal and mechanical printer design/performance using finite element analysis. This presentation discusses the extensive printer characteristics that can be quantitatively studied, using examples such as mechanical parts design, drum warm-up optimization, heater design and thermal gradient control, transfix roller design, and print process optimization. A multi-level input-process-output (IPO) diagram is presented that links ANSYS analyses with design for lean six sigma methodologies.