Static Structural Analysis

Static structural analyses permit the prediction of deflection, temperature, strain, and stress distributions within a component and/or assembly.

This is the most common analysis performed for verification and/or validation but does not mean that they are always simple in nature.

These have evolved to include complex interactions within the analysis (contacts, joints, composites) to linking with other physics (fluid-structure, electromagnetic-structure). Significant performance insight into a component and/or assembly can be obtained from a static simulation

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Stress Levels in a Flanged
Autoclave Connection

Thermal Headlight Assembly

Response Surface

Complex Contact

FEA Applications

Once Through Steam Generator

Structural validation of finned tubes, tubesheets and supports for standard operating conditions as well as shipping and seismic. Analyses are performed using ASME guidelines (Power Generation).

Aircraft FLIR Turret Airworthiness

Structural validation of Forward-Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) for airworthiness requirements (Aerospace).

Tracked Construction Equipment Suspension System

Verification of tracked suspension system to customer’s requirements. Aspects investigated include standard operating and extreme utilization (Industrial Products).

Amusement Park Waterslide

Verification of primary structure to customer design requirements including operations, environmental and seismic.

Sub-Sea Pipeline

Estimation of collapse pressure on nanolaminated metal alloy pipeline (Oil & Gas).

LGA Socket

Investigation into 3D IC packaging requirements (Electronics).

IC Package Manufacture

Investigation into curing and chemical aging effects during molding (Electronics).


Moisture absorption and desorption prediction during reflow (Electronics).

Traveling-Wave Reactor

Analysis of fuel assemble irradiation creep and swelling. (Power Generation).

Rail Car Wheel

Delamination and crack growth analysis for operational loading (Industrial Products).

Bone Implant

Non-linear analysis investigating implant insertion to join a fractured bone (Healthcare).

Stent Insertion

Nonlinear analysis of insertion process (Healthcare).

Large Forge Press

Investigation into cracking due to 5,000-ton force (Industrial Products).

Rubber Gasket

Sealing analysis using hyperelasticity, plasticity, mesh nonlinear adaptivity and fluid penetration (Industrial Products).

Related Ansys FEA Software Capabilities

Rotordynamics for power generation, transportation, electronics and process equipment
Vibration isolation to minimize energy transmission to structures
Stress stiffening / spin softening to investigate impact to dynamic characteristics
Single and multi-point response spectrum
Vibro Accoustic analysis to determine sound response to excitation
High performance computing