Ansys Discovery: 3D FEA & CFD Simulation for Design

Ansys Discovery is the first simulation-driven design tool to combine instant physics simulation, proven Ansys high-fidelity simulation and interactive geometry modeling in a single user, highly affordable experience.

Next Generation Product Design Software

Leveraging the all-new Discovery early in your product design processes will drive substantial gains in engineering productivity, spur innovation and increase your product’s overall performance.

Answer critical design questions earlier, without waiting days or weeks for traditional simulation results.

  • Quickly prepare models for simulation or create design variations for study
  • Rapidly explore multiple design concepts with real-time interactive simulation
  • Refine insights with high-fidelity simulation and additional conditions

Upfront simulation has the potential to boost ROI across your whole organisation by:

  • Decreasing engineering labor and physical prototyping costs
  • Slashing prototyping and testing costs
  • Minimizing engineering change orders and maximizing your design alternatives and ideation


Structural Analysis

ANSYS Discovery is breaking down the barriers that once prevented any engineer from using engineering simulation. For example, consider the difficulty involved with performing a structural analysis on complicated geometry. In Discovery, near-instant simulation results appear once loads have been established. And, because Discovery is interactive, you can test several design ideas in a few seconds and receive immediate insight around the structural performance of a design.

Internal Fluid Analysis

Finding meaningful internal flow characteristics in a reasonable amount of time can be challenging. Discovery  provides not only invaluable feedback so you can understand trends, but also near-instant solving and visualization capabilities. What’s more, you can create new geometry within the flow, or edit existing features, and your updates will occur live. No other system in the world provides this type of information and functionality.

Lightweighting & Topology Optimisation

With the addition of the powerful SpaceClaim direct modeling technology, you can explore a 3D space without traditional modeling bottlenecks, then instantly know how well your design will perform. Discovery is an invaluable tool for lightweighting as it offers rapid geometry modifications and an instantaneous simulation experience that allow for the design of structurally optimized parts.

Thermal Analysis

Discovery provides real-time data on temperature distribution as you make 3D model changes, or change input characteristics like heat flow and material type. Most importantly, Discovery you test your ideas in real-time to achieve your design goals in a fraction of the time.

External Aerodynamics

Getting started with ANSYS Discovery requires little more than a few mouse clicks. The engineering simulations are instantaneous as you change boundary conditions or make quick, 3D modeling changes. You can observe velocity, external forces, pressure, flow lines, particle flow and more to make physics-directed design decisions.

Modal Analysis

Discovery’s instant engineering feedback extends to even complex modal analyses. You can quickly observe the different modes of vibration and get a quick understanding of problem frequencies. With the rapid, direct geometry editing powered by Discovery SpaceClaim, you can make adjustments to your model and instantly see the impact. Discovery’s simulation-guided design will accelerate your product development, help avoid delays, and ensure you are designing the best products possible.

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