ANSYS FEA helps you solve structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. You can customise, parameterise & automate your simulations to analyse multiple design scenarios, while easily integrating with ANSYS CFD & electromagnetic tools.
ANSYS structural analysis software is trusted by organisations around the world to rapidly solve complex structural engineering problems with ease.
Finite element analysis (FEA) tools from ANSYS provide the ability to simulate every structural aspect of a product:
- Linear static analysis that simply provides stresses or deformations
- Modal analysis that determines vibration characteristics
- Advanced transient nonlinear phenomena involving dynamic effects and complex behaviour
All users, from designers to advanced experts, can benefit from ANSYS structural analysis software through: the renowned ANSYS Workbench intuitive workflow; wide variety of material models; element library quality; solver speed, robustness and accuracy; and the ability to model every product — from single parts to very complex assemblies with hundreds of components interacting through contacts or relative motions. The speed of ANSYS simulations can be reduced further through efficient parallel processing capabilities to exploit multiple core PCs and High Performance Computing (HPC).
Bi-directional connections with all popular CAD systems enables seamless geometry import, automatic parametric studies and Optimisation. Automatic contact detection make it easy to set up and prepare single part and assembly models for meshing. Other tools, like factor-of-safety prediction and built-in simulation wizards, help even new users get accurate, reliable simulation results in minutes.
All ANSYS structural mechanics solutions are built on the same solver technology and ANSYS Workbench intuitive user environment, enabling you to easily upgrade between products as your simulation requirements evolve.
ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise is a complete solution for linear and non-linear structural and thermal analysis, including:
- Full range of static, dynamic, rigid/flexible body mechanism and impact (Explicit STR) solvers
- SpaceClaim Direct Modeler for geometry importing, building and editing
- Dedicated composite draping and analysis module (ANSYS Composite PrepPost)
- Fatigue and hydrodynamic (ANSYS AQWA) analysis
- Design of experiments (DesignXplorer) module for Robust Design & Optimisation
- ACT customisation toolkit
- Coupled-field capabilities for multiphysics analysis
ANSYS Mechanical Premium is a comprehensive non-linear stress analysis software for advanced structural analysis, including transient thermal, dynamics and fatigue capabilities.
ANSYS Mechanical Pro is a flexible general purpose linear stress analysis software for regular structural analysis, including transient thermal, modal and fatigue capabilities.
ANSYS DesignSpace is a designer-focused, linear structural, thermal and modal (vibration) analysis tool, including comprehensive contact modelling capabilities for assemblies.
ANSYS AIM is an integrated multiphysics solution for designer-focused simulation, including structural, fluid dynamics and electromagnetics capabilities. Details >>
Also, for specific requirements:
ANSYS LS-DYNA simulates the response of materials to short duration severe loading. It is the most commonly used explicit simulation program, best suited for the experienced and highly technical user.
ANSYS Autodyn simulates the response of materials to short duration severe loadings from impact, high pressure or explosions.
ANSYS nCode DesignLife extends ANSYS structural mechanics solutions for advanced durability/fatigue analysis, calculating culmative damage due to complex duty cycles from ANSYS stress and strain results.
ANSYS structural mechanics software has in-built topology optimisation to enable engineers and designers to easily determine where material is needed and where it can be removed.
This capability helps reduce weight and material cost within products and exploits the benefits of advanced manufacturing processes, including additive manufacturing / 3D-printing.
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