Solve complex mechanical engineering problems with Ansys Mechanical. With multiple finite element analysis (FEA) solvers available in the Ansys Mechanical Suite, users can easily simulate and analyze unique and complex mechanical design scenarios.
What is Ansys Mechanical?
Ansys Mechanical is an easy-to-use finite element-based simulation tool that is very robust and tightly integrated with Ansys’ broad array of Multiphysics solvers. With a range of analytical tools, users can take their mechanical design end-to-end, from the geometry phase through initial proof of concept simulations, optimization, and validation. If coupling of physics is required to produce robust results for a given product or process, the Mechanical interface directly couples with additional Ansys physics solvers in the Workbench environment. This best-in-class, intuitive, and fully customizable program enables all engineering skill levels to get meaningful answers quickly and with full confidence. Ansys Mechanical has been widely accepted and is used in high-tech industries such as power, aerospace, defense, automotive, and electronics for over fifty years.
Benefits of Ansys Mechanical
With three levels of licensing options available, Ansys Mechanical can be tailored to fit your needs and the complexity of the problems that you need to solve. Ansys Mechanical provides engineers of all levels the power, accuracy, and flexibility needed to complete intricate projects on time and with the utmost confidence.
Key Features of Ansys Mechanical
With powerful meshing and postprocessing capability, along with extensive contact and connection options built-in, Ansys Mechanical provides a dynamic environment that is based on a highly refined, intuitive, and customizable graphical user interface. This empowers users to get answers quickly and accurately to keep the project moving forward on time. Other powerful features of Ansys Mechanical include:
- Fast solvers: Mechanical Includes multiple solver technologies that run in parallel and scale efficiently up to 1000+ cores. GPU technology can also be leveraged for additional parallel computing power.
- Linear Dynamics: Modal, harmonic response, random vibration, and spectrum response (seismic or shock) can be solved with Mechanical.
- Acoustics: Conduct acoustic simulations to better understand the vibroacoustic behavior of systems, with or without structural pre-loading. Though, pre-loading adds authenticity and allows for the simulation of self-weighted, fastened assembly and even squealing breaks.
- Nonlinearities: In addition to the linear response, users can simulate the behavior of elastic materials as they undergo plastic or even hyperelastic deformation materials like metals and rubber. Viscoelastic response can also be simulated. Nonlinear simulation within Ansys Mechanical also takes into account contact and large deflection of moving parts relative to each other, with or without friction. These capabilities are robust in static or time-domain transient simulations.
- Thermal and Heat Transfer: Robust steady-state and transient thermal capabilities are included with all levels of Mechanical licenses. Heat transfer via conduction, convection, and radiation are supported. Thermal loading can also be readily transferred from Ansys’ CFD and electromagnetics solvers to Mechanical.
- Fatigue and Fracture: Extensive fatigue life and damage calculation capabilities are readily available in Ansys Mechanical. Combining fatigue life and fracture mechanic methods allows users to effectively predict the service life of their products and avoid costly warranty issues.
- Fluid-Structure Interaction: Predict fluid-solid interactions accurately using pressure and/or heat transfer. As the fluid-structure interaction grows and the problem requires a more extensive analysis, Ansys Mechanical has automated, easy-to-use solutions for both one-way and two-way coupling to Ansys Fluent and Ansys CFX.