Structures

Ansys Mechanical enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions.
With the finite element analysis (FEA) solvers available in the suite, you can customize and automate solutions for your structural mechanics problems and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios.

Ansys Mechanical is a dynamic tool that has a complete range of analysis tools from preprocessing to analysis to connecting additional physics for even greater fidelity.
The intuitive and customizable user interface enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence.

The best in class preprocessing and post processing to support our solvers:

  • Pre and post processing o CAD neutral, bi-directional interfaces
  • Easy to use, customizable user interface and customizable solver through user programmable features (UPFs)
  • Meshing, physics-aware meshing o Flexible, persistent workflows
  • Highly accurate, best in class solvers o Wide range of solver capabilities
  • Unified workbench platform

Types of Analysis

Strength Analysis


ANSYS Mechanical has all the tools you need to carry out strength analysis of parts and assemblies.

It has the ability to account for bolt-loading, stress caused by temperature variation and physical loads such as pressure, forces, moments, accelerations and displacements.

The response of the structure can be evaluated in terms or displacement, stress or strain on an assembly or part level. This helps predict your product’s performance once in service.

Strength Analysis

Modal and Vibration Analysis


ANSYS Mechanical simulations help you understand how your designs will respond to vibrations from phenomena such as brake squeal, earthquakes, transport, and acoustic and harmonic loads.

ANSYS Mechanical gives you a platform for single physic and multiphysics simulations to help you overcome your toughest vibration challenges.

Vibration

Topology Optimization


ANSYS Mechanical gives you the tools you need to take advantage of new manufacturing methods like additive manufacturing.

The optimal shape of a part is often organic and counterintuitive; ANSYS topology optimization technology lets you specify where supports and loads are located on a volume of material and lets the software find the best shape. You can now easily perform lightweighting of structures, extract CAD shapes and quickly verify the optimized design.

Topology optimization

Fatigue


Vibration and fatigue can severely impact maintenance costs and the life span of your products.

ANSYS Mechanical solution and ANSYS nCode DesignLife analysis provide the integrated tools needed to identify potential vibration, mechanical and thermomechanical fatigue hotspots and improve product durability.

Fatigue

Additive


Additive manufacturing is a method of fabricating complex parts layer-by-layer from a 3D model.

ANSYS additive manufacturing simulations help you to optimize your design for 3D printing, determine any potential stresses or distortions in the design so they can be corrected upfront, and predict the microstructure of the part based on the thermal history during fabrication.

Simulation eliminates trial and error and gives you confidence that the part can be successfully built the first time with sound structural properties.

Additive

Multibody Dynamics


Mechanical systems often contain complex assemblies of interconnected parts, such as suspension assemblies in ground vehicles, robotics in manufacturing processes and landing gear in aircraft, Simulating the movement these systems is expensive, both in time and computational resources.

ANSYS Rigid Body Dynamics provides a faster, less expensive and more efficient solution in the highly productive and easy to use ANSYS Mechanical.

Body dynamic

Composites


Composite materials provide new solutions — and new challenges — for manufacturers looking for stronger, lighter and innovative materials.

ANSYS Composite PrepPost, part of ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise, software provides all the tools necessary for finite element analysis of layered composite structures.

Composites

Acoustics


Prediction of structure-borne noise and sound propagation can play important roles in the design of many products. Examples include noise caused by vibrating structural components, transmission of sound through thin panels and the acoustic performance of piezoelectric devices.

Solving these types of acoustic wave propagation problems (and many more) can be performed in a coupled way, in which the fluid and structural domains are solved simultaneously, or in an uncoupled way, in which the structural analysis is performed first, followed by the acoustics analysis. The former is used when both structural vibrations and acoustic waves have a mutual influence: think of a thin speaker cone whose deformations will be influenced by the pressure waves. The latter can be used when the acoustic waves do not affect the vibration of the structure, as is often the case for massive parts.

The videos below demonstrate how you can easily perform a coupled acoustics simulation on a loudspeaker.

ANSYS Motion


Mechanical System Multibody Dynamics Simulation & Analysis

Ansys Motion, now in the Mechanical interface, is a third generation engineering solution based on an advanced multibody dynamics solver. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies and gives accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of the mechanical system as a whole.

More info: ANSYS Motion