Structural Analysis

ANSYS structural analysis software enables the solution of structural engineering problems and allows better and faster design decisions. Questions like “Does the structure withstand the loads?”, “After how many fatigue cycles does it break?”, “What is the temperature?” can be answered without the need for an experimental test. By eliminating this need, ANSYS software enables both time and resources savings while, at the same time, provides a product insight that can be trusted.

Simulation Made Easy

ANSYS structural analysis software enables the solution of structural engineering problems and allows better and faster design decisions.

Strength analysis

By determining how a product reacts to a certain mechanical or thermal load one can improve the product’s performance and avoid unexpectant failures. The response of the structure can be evaluated in terms of displacement, stress or strain on an assembly or part level. ANSYS Mechanical has all the tools required to ensure the product’s viability and safety.

Topology Optimization

The optimal shape of a part is often organic and counterintuitive; ANSYS topology optimization technology lets you specify where supports and loads are located on a volume of material and lets the software find the best shape. You can now easily perform light weighting of structures, extract CAD shapes and quickly verify the optimized design.

Thermal analysis

Thermal management has gained importance as machines are pushed to higher performance machines and the electronics are confined into smaller and smaller packages. ANSYS provides an environment for highly-accurate thermal simulations that include convection, radiation and conduction loads.

Vibration and Modal Analysis

Vibrations can be an undesired side effect of poor product design or of the environment in which the product is operating. These vibrations can have a big impact on the product’s durability and fatigue, leading to a shorter lifespan. The calculation of the eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes enables the understanding of the structure response to vibrations arising from events such as earthquakes, transport, acoustic or harmonic loads, etc.

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Driving Success of FÉLMAK with ANSYS Engineering Simulation

Fatigue and durability

With ANSYS it is possible to understand how a product behaves throughout its life cycle. One can therefore avoid unexpected failures that are consequence of material fatigue. This type of simulation is key for warranty costs reduction and product’s safety.

Impact

ANSYS structural software enables the calculation of forces between two or more colliding bodies and the resultant deformation or damage. “Explicit Dynamics” analysis is generally used for high speed interactions or complex contact. While “Rigid Body Dynamics” analysis is suited for impacts with negligible deformations.

Composites

The light, rigid and versatile properties of composite materials make them attractive for many types of industries. Due to their layered nature, simulations with composites are as challenging as they are rewarding. ANSYS Mechanical provides all the necessary tools for the finite element analysis of composite structures.

Additive Solutions

Additive manufacturing is a method of fabricating complex parts layer by layer from a 3D model. ANSYS additive manufacturing simulations make possible the optimization of a part for the 3D printing. These simulations determine any potential stresses or distortions in the design – enabling its early correction – and predict the part’s microstructure based on the thermal history during fabrication. ANSYS eliminates the trial and error process so that the part can be successfully built the first time, with sound structural properties.

Motion

Motion simulations allow for a quick and accurate analysis of a system of rigid or flexible bodies that move as a whole. Through this analysis, it is possible to predict the forces that a body system is subjected to during its action and movement.