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Using ANSYS Mechanical to Calculate Fatigue Life

Ron Gagnon, Senior FEA Consulting Engineer, Fatigue & Fracture ExpertRon Gagnon
Sr FEA Consulting Engineer
Fatigue & Fracture Expert
Mechanical fatigue is a VERY popular topic with the ANSYS user community, with many engineers and designers attending our fatigue-related webinars over the past few years.

Luckily, all our fatigue-related webinars—as well as all recent webinars—are recorded and available anytime. Learn more about mechanical fatigue and how to use ANSYS and nCode DesignLife to solve fatigue models in these webinars:

Exploring Basic Fatigue Calculations In ANSYS® Workbench™
Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue (TMF) using ANSYS® nCode DesignLife™
Weld Fatigue Analysis

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ANSYS Provides an End-to-End Simulation Workflow for Additive Manufacturing

Charles SimoneauCharles Simoneau
Primary Additive Mfg Engineer
Additive manufacturing (AM) joins materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer (ASTM F2792). In this way, AM allows levels of hierarchical, shape, material and functional complexities unequaled by conventional manufacturing technologies.

In the metal industry, AM successes are many:

Aviation: GE 3D-printed their 30,000th fuel nozzle tip for their LEAP engine in October 2018. Better fuel efficiency, weight reduction, and part consolidation were some of the benefits of using additive technologies;

Biomedical: Stryker offers implants integrating their Tritanium® In-Growth Technology, which features an additively manufactured porous structure that promotes bone in-growth and biological fixation;

Aerospace: Relativity Space has built Stargate, the largest metal 3D printer in the world that will be used to produce entirely 3D-printed rockets in a matter days instead of years;

Dental: 3DRPD has 3D-printed over 150,000 patient-specific removable partial dentures made of biocompatible cobalt-chrome alloy using the laser powder bed fusion process.

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Now Available: ANSYS 2019 R2

More automation, improved functionalities, and better collaboration with new ANSYS 2019 R2 release.

The ANSYS 2019 R2 update, released on June 4, 2019, offers several significant improvements in the ANSYS Mechanical™ user experience, ANSYS Fluent® workflow meshing, Granta material capabilities, and much more.

Here are some highlights of the new update.

ANSYS 2019 R2
  • Discovery™ Live’s automation is even better, and electrical conduction simulation, coupled multiphysics, and instant validation and resurfacing of topology optimization results have been added.
  • Discovery™ SpaceClaim® has new interactive meshing tools that enable you to create high-quality mesh directly on your model. The Mesh ribbon uses the SpaceClaim tools paradigm to set up meshing parameters, generate a mesh and interrogate the mesh within SpaceClaim.
  • Discovery AIM adds nonlinear springs and a sharing tab for shared topology to aid in conformal meshing.
  • Workbench Additive now has options for powder elements, building on existing geometry, and performing stress-relief heat treatment simulations.
  • Several new capabilities for electromagnetics, including accelerated Doppler processing in ANSYS HFFS SBR+ for radar in ADAS and autonomous vehicles, new TAU flex meshing technology, RF defense for wireless products, and a 3D component model library.
  • Tool qualification data for all ANSYS SCADE Suite testing activities.
  • Enhanced ANSYS Fluent now has a “wrapper” layer of mesh to significantly speed up non-watertight geometries, such as with a car’s external aerodynamics.
  • The Granta Materials Data is now embedded in ANSYS Mechanical.
  • New physics-based GPU rendering, sound software, and a Driving Simulator in ANSYS VRXPERIENCE.
  • ANSYS Cloud now supports the HFSS solver in 2019R2. Icepak and Maxwell are available in beta. These solvers join the Mechanical and Fluent solvers which were already available.

For more information on this update, read the ANSYS press release, contact local SimuTech Office, or download the capabilities matrix brochure.

ANSYS 2019 R2 is available for download on the ANSYS Customer Portal.

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Contacting SimuTech Support - ANSYS TECS

Providing a high level of quality technical support has always been a top priority at SimuTech. This commitment helps us to consistently keep a Net Promoter Score (NPS) above 80 for ANSYS Technical Support. An NPS of +50 is generally deemed excellent, and anything over +70 is exceptional.

In an effort to make SimuTech Support (technical support) requests easier for our current ANSYS TECS and Rocky DEM customers, we are pleased to announce a single email address and two central phone numbers as your main points of contact.

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