Simulation and Modeling

To minimize testing and warranty costs and ensure faster time to market, you should know if your product will work in your application environment before you build it. Testing design ideas virtually, using simulation and modeling, 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 and modeling 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 simulations of product reliability. 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 the specific materials or components of your design may differ from those standards. Equipped with extensive materials experience, Ansys experts can help you identify the material properties that may vary from data sheet 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 is useful to validate or tune the simulation to ensure the simulation is sufficiently close to reality. Using our lab and test facility, we can test full products or product subsystems to ensure that the accuracy of simulations is sufficient prior to use for key design iterations and decisions.

Ansys specializes in simulation and modeling 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.

Case Study: Simulation and Modeling for Medical Device Manufacturing

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.

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