Structural Analysis Software Solutions

ANSYS structural analysis software enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) solvers 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 also connect easily to other physics analysis tools for even greater fidelity. ANSYS structural analysis software is used across industries to help engineers 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. Solve on your local machine or on the cloud. You can even run hundreds of design points using ANSYS distributed compute services (DCS).

Reliable, high-quality, automated meshing

Mechanical has intelligent meshing technology so you can 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 in Mechanical 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.

Splitting morphing adaptive remeshing technique (SMART) fracture technology has been added to Mechanical for modeling crack growth in structures where fracture is a concern, so complex meshing processes and guesswork can be eliminated.

ANSYS Motion is a next-generation engineering solution based on flexible multibody dynamics within the Mechanical interface. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies within a single solver. A series of toolkits provides extensions to ANSYS Motion’s functionality so you can investigate the behavior of a vehicle’s powertrain design, including gears and bearings, and systems incorporating chains, belts and continuous tracks.

Additive manufacturing

ANSYS provides a comprehensive, scalable software solution which minimizes the risk of your additive manufacturing processes and ensures high-quality, certifiable parts. With ANSYS’ additive solutions, you can go from designing for AM (DfAM) all the way through part qualification and certification with the capability to do build-file preparation, metal AM build process simulation and material analysis at a microstructure level.

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 Mechanical, provides industry-specific capabilities for engineers designing marine environments.


Ansys Motion: A New Paradigm in Flexible Multibody Dynamics

Read this brochure to learn about all the features and functionalities of ANSYS Motion, the next-generation engineering solution based on flexible multibody dynamics.

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Flagship Products

  • Mechanical Enterprise Structures Icon

    A suite of finite element analysis (FEA) solutions that provides in-depth analysis of structural and coupled-field behaviors for broad structural analysis needs.

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  • Mechanical Premium Structures Icon

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

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  • Mechanical Pro Structures Icon

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

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  • Motion Structures Icon

    A multibody dynamics solver for analysis of rigid and flexible bodies, capable of accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of a whole system.

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  • Additive Print Structures Icon

    Stand alone solution for Additive Manufacturing Process Simulations that allows for first-time right parts on Metal AM Equipment

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  • Additive Suite Structures Icon

    A comprehensive and scalable software solution which minimizes the risk of your AM Processes to ensure high quality, certifiable parts and includes Prep, Print and Science.

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Featured Products

  • Autodyn

    Tool that simulates the response of materials to short duration severe loading from impact, high pressure of explosions.

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  • nCode DesignLife

    Up-front design tool that calculates stresses and strains, then cumulates damage from repetitive loading to determine a product’s predicted life using finite element analysis.

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  • ACT

    Customization toolkit to automate workflows, customize applications and create portable apps.

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    Advanced nonlinear finite element simulation tool that analyzes large deformations, sophisticated material models and complex contact conditions in response to severe loading.

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  • Additive Prep

    Easy to use Additive Manufacturing build preparation tool created with designers and machine operators in mind to ensure right build orientation and support parameters.

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  • Sherlock

    Electronics design software that provides fast and accurate life predictions for electronic hardware at the component, board and system levels in early design stages.

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