Geometry Preparation in Ansys Discovery

In this Learning Track you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a CAD model for simulation. This includes understanding the basic editing tools that are used for preparing geometry, such as Pull, Move, Fill and Combine, followed by learning how to create or edit the geometry using the Sketching mode. After that, using some examples, you will understand the complete workflow to prepare a geometry in Ansys Discovery for the fluids and structural simulations.


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Geometry Preparation Tools in Ansys Discovery

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Geometry Prep for Fluids Simulation

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Geometry Prep for Structural Simulation

Ansys Discovery empowers engineers to accelerate product development and increase innovation through upfront simulation. With the interactive modeling and simulation capabilities, you can answer critical design questions earlier in the design phase. The rapid geometry preparation capabilities of Ansys make the process even more efficient.

In this course, we will understand the basics of the editing tools that are used for preparing geometry in Ansys Discovery. We will specifically learn to use Pull, Move, Fill and Combine Tools which are used both in 2D and 3D application and are the foundation for preparing geometry for simulation. We will also learn how to create or edit the geometry using the Sketching mode.

A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workflow consists of 4 major steps: Geometry Preparation, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution, and Analysis of the Results. Geometry preparation is the stage where the raw CAD geometry is processed and transformed into a meshing-eligible geometry. Geometry processing includes steps like cleaning-up and creating an error free geometry, unnecessary geometrical feature removal, creation of enclosure/domain, fluid region extraction, creation of labels/named selections, among other operations. In this course, using the example of an automotive air-intake, we will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a geometry for a fluids simulation.

A Structural Simulation workflow consists of 4 major steps: Geometry Preparation, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution, and Analysis of the Results. Geometry preparation is the stage where the raw CAD geometry is processed and transformed into a meshing-eligible geometry that can properly represent the system physics. Geometry processing includes steps like unnecessary geometrical feature removal, cleanup, domain truncation to represent the necessary region of the system to be modeled, and much more.

In this course, using the examples of mounting bracket and a LIDAR assembly, we will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a geometry for a structural simulation.