For the first time, engineers can gain instant, accurate access to the Granta materials database within Ansys Workbench™, speeding up their materials selection and improving their workflows.
In late 2018, Ansys acquired Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology. Through the MI:Materials Gateway window within Ansys Workbench, you can access validated materials information in several categories, including steel, plastics, and aerospace.
If you know which material you’re looking for, you can select it directly. Or you can search with keywords like “aluminum 6061,” and the material’s property datasheets will be shown to you. You can also ask Granta to show you materials with defined specs, like yield strength above or below a certain value. You can then compare and contrast different materials.
The information and models can be accessed and imported directly to your Ansys project, eliminating the risk of errors. Full traceability information is included. Best of all, I’ve found the integration to be simple, quick, and useful for a variety of projects.
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