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Structural/Mechanical Product Development

The primary ANSYS solution products in the structural area are ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Structural. Using these solutions, you can import geometries, optimize meshing, and set boundary conditions. Following these preprocessing steps, you can perform analyses of strength, vibration, motion and thermal properties of the system, and obtain graphic representations showing how these properties vary across the geometry under the chosen conditions. Based on these results, you may want to modify your design to address any problem areas and run the simulation again. After a few iterations, your results will reveal an optimal design of the part or system under development.


ANSYS Structural Mechanics Solutions

ANSYS - Automotive SuspensionStructural mechanics solutions from ANSYS provide the ability to simulate every structural aspect of a product, including linear static analyses that simply provides stresses or deformations, modal analysis that determines vibration characteristics, through to advanced transient nonlinear phenomena involving dynamic effects and complex behaviors.

All users, from designers to advanced experts, can benefit from ANSYS structural mechanics solutions. The fidelity of the results is achieved through the wide variety of material models available, the quality of the elements library, the robustness of the solution algorithms, and the ability to model every product — from single parts to very complex assemblies with hundreds of components interacting through contacts or relative motions.

ANSYS structural mechanics solutions also offer unparalleled ease of use to help product developers focus on the most important part of the simulation process understanding the results and the impact of design variations on the model.

ANSYS Mechanical

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ANSYS Mechanical™ software offers a comprehensive product solution for structural linear or nonlinear and dynamics analysis. The product provides a complete set of elements behavior, material models and equation solvers for a wide range of engineering problems. In addition, ANSYS Mechanical offers thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustic, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermoelectric analysis.


ANSYS Structural

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ANSYS Structural™ software addresses the unique requirements of pure structural simulations without the need for extraneous tools. The product delivers all the power of nonlinear structural capabilities — as well as all linear capabilities — to deliver high-quality, reliable structural simulation results.

ANSYS Professional

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ANSYS Professional™ software provides a first step into advanced linear dynamics and the nonlinear capabilities of ANSYS structural mechanics. ANSYS Professional comes in two versions:

ANSYS Professional NLS (nonlinear structural) containing linear structural dynamics and thermal capability as well as a basic structural nonlinear capability.

ANSYS Professional NLT (nonlinear thermal) that includes linear structural and dynamics capability as well as nonlinear thermal capability.

ANSYS DesignSpace

ANSYS DesignSpace Model

ANSYS DesignSpace® software is an easy-to-use simulation package that provides designers with tools to conceptualize, design and validate their ideas right on the desktop. ANSYS DesignSpace software, a subset of the ANSYS Professional product, enables real-world, static structural and thermal, dynamic, weight optimization, vibration mode, and safety factor simulations to be performed on designs without the need for advanced analysis knowledge.


ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit

ANSYS ACT LS-DYNA ExtensionThe ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) is available as part of the ANSYS Customization Suite product, that also includes the Workbench Software Development Kit.

Some organizations choose to customize their ANSYS simulation environment to capture analysts’ expertise and know-how as well as give non-expert users access to advanced models. Improving the efficiency of simulation engineers is another benefit of customization, as complex in-house processes can easily be exposed and standardized for daily use.