Identifying Geometry and Details to Include in a Simulation - Lesson 1

Engineers use numerical simulations to analyze and evaluate their designs to make them better. However, before performing any simulation, it is important to choose the right geometry and level of details to include for analysis. The physics and objectives of the simulation help us to determine the level of geometry details needed for our analysis. It is very important first step to have a right balance of computational efficiency and accuracy. This video discusses how to come up with the required geometric details.

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Video Highlights

1:45 - Understanding critical parts and determining the load path

3:18 - Representing the effects of Suppressed/Removed parts with boundary conditions

4:45 - Understanding level of geometric details to include

8:56 - Create "Origin” (local Coordinate System) in Discovery

9:29 - Using “Project” tool in Discovery

10:16 - Define “Body to Ground” Spring in Ansys Mechanical

11:14 - “Cylindrical Support” boundary condition in Ansys Mechanical

Simulation Files

Download the accompanying geometry and archived files here. Download Ansys Student for free here.