Ansys Polyflow Key Features
Packaging is necessary to preserve products from damage, but it also has environmental implications and adds to the cost of goods for suppliers. You can model the package manufacturing process by deploying a virtual prototyping using Ansys Polyflow. You or your R&D team can examine and test a design’s behavior and durability by combining this solution with Ansys Explicit Dynamics as well as Ansys Mechanical. To swiftly and cost-effectively design lighter packaging with better performance, you can take corrective action throughout the design process, throughout the manufacturing process, or both.
Ansys Polyflow allows you to virtually design, simulate, and test extrusion dies. Polyflow allows you to simulate the extrusion process to automatically perform die shape optimization. Using Polyflow allows you to evaluate numerous design options, design dies faster, investigate and eliminate flow related problems, and reduce costs for engineering and extrusion line time, reduced costs for die fabrication, and reduced costs for scrap materials.
Ansys Polyflow provides an extensive library of mathematical material models to accurately characterize material behaviors. The Ansys Polyflow material library allows you to understand behaviors of new plastics and elastomers for various applications such as extrusion, blow molding, fiber spinning, film casting, and thermoforming. Ansys Polyflow allows you to test new resins without physically producing the resin by comparing prototypes with different materials to evaluate the performance of existing and competitive materials. Polyflow allows you to reverse-engineer a resin to maximize product performance while maintaining sustainability efforts and minimizing costs.
Ansys Polyflow is able to simulate viscous heating to detect potential deterioration of polymer grades or unplanned rubber curing. In use cases such as glass forming which needs accurate modeling of high temperature processes, advanced nonlinear material properties, radiation prediction, and the Narayanaswamy model are required.
Ansys Polyflow provides a native fluid-structure interaction (FSI) to simulate the interactions of flowing materials and surrounding solids in a coupled approach. Polyflow is able to automatically refine a mesh resolution to improve the quality of your analysis when there are large deformations within the elastic zone. You can also seamlessly export your analysis results to Ansys Mechanical to perform a structural analysis and you can import the data within Ansys Explicit Dynamics tools to assess drop tests and top-loading deformations.
Ansys Polyflow allows you to evaluate multiple designs while optimizing flow and geometric parameters for your equipment designs and processes. You can select any scalar as an optimization variable such as rheological parameters, boundary conditions, as well as mesh displacements. You can also use the integrated optimization algorithm to make automatic adjustments to minimize or maximize a given objective based on your input parameters.