Analysis

What is “Large Deflection” in Ansys ?

Published on September 19th, 2018 | by ozgun

When performing structural finite element analysis (FEA), there are three types of nonlinearities that the analyst needs to consider including in their simulation. Material nonlinearities are needed to predict plastic strains in metallic parts, cracking or... Read More


Analysis

How to break spaghetti into two pieces

Published on August 23rd, 2018 | by hakan

A study conducted at MIT showed how to break a spaghetti in two pieces. The question, why spaghetti does not break into two, also interested the famous scientist Richard Feynman and the explanation was made in... Read More


Analysis

Contact Types and Behaviours in Ansys

Published on July 28th, 2018 | by ozgun

Choosing the appropriate contact type depends on the type of problem you are trying to solve. If modeling the ability of bodies to separate or open slightly is important and/or obtaining the stresses very near a... Read More


Analysis

Submodeling with Boundary Contact Surfaces

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by ozgun

Calculating localized peak stresses used in determining fatigue life can be very computationally expensive with large complex finite element models.  When including the fidelity of mesh needed to capture the local stress concentration, the global model... Read More


Analysis

Mesh Quality Checking in Ansys Workbench

Published on February 22nd, 2018 | by ozgun

ANSYS Mechanical (Workbench) 16.0 makes it easy to review element quality during the development of meshing controls, as well as in postprocessing results. Well-shaped elements yield superior results, and help reduce element shape errors during large... Read More


Analysis

Link Thermal Analysis To Independent Structural Analysis

Published on February 20th, 2018 | by ozgun

Figure 1: Link Thermal to Independent Structural keeping pre-Environment Branches—Alternative Ways Introduction ANSYS Workbench Mechanical can link a thermal analysis to a structural analysis, sharing Engineering Data, Geometry and Model directly. When directly linked, bodies in... Read More


Analysis

Named Selection in Ansys Workbench

Published on December 27th, 2017 | by ozgun

The Named Selection feature allows you to create named selections that can be transferred to the ANSYS Mechanical application, or used in the creation of some features. You can select any combination of 3D entities, including... Read More


Analysis

10 Engineering Software Improves Your Engineering Skills

Published on December 24th, 2017 | by ozgun

Design engineers require specialized software, tools, and apps to research and develop ideas for new products and their associated systems. You need to be able to create blueprints and schematics for structures, systems, machines, and equipment... Read More


Analysis

Submodelling in Ansys

Published on November 28th, 2017 | by ozgun

Submodeling is one of those “tricks” in stress analysis that used to be used all the time. But until recently it was a bit of a pain to do in ANSYS Mechanical so it fell out... Read More


Analysis

Topology Optimization in ANSYS 18.1

Published on November 27th, 2017 | by ozgun

Do you want to create light and stiff designs? So it is completely worth having a look at topology optimization in Ansys! If you’re not familiar with topological or topology optimization, a simple description is that... Read More


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