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Stress Analysis Using Ansys Mechanical

Numerical simulation, just like any other tool in the engineer's toolbox, needs to be used correctly in order to yield useful results. In this learning track, we will understand how to use Ansys Mechanical effectively to evaluate the structural integrity of designs. Practical simulation topics, from modeling the geometry and applying the appropriate boundary conditions through interpreting results, will provide a strong foundation for performing stress analyses. This learning track is the first step towards more advanced topics that will increase your insight into structural analyses.

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Getting Started with Ansys Mechanical

When working with any computer-aided engineering software, it is important to understand its workflow and user interface so you can be more productive and efficient when performing your analysis in the software. In this course, you will get familiar with the Ansys ...Read more

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Geometry Representation

While it may be tempting to use extremely detailed 3D solid models of complex assemblies in our simulations, the practical analyst understands how to simplify the geometry appropriately. Doing so helps us obtain useful results in a reasonable amount of ti...Read more

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Connecting Parts Together

Appropriately defining the interactions between the parts of an assembly is critical to accurately predict behavior. In Ansys Mechanical, there are two common methods for connecting parts – shared topology and contacts. In this course, we will address set-up and usage of the s...Read more

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Structural Boundary Conditions

For any finite element analysis, boundary conditions are a critical piece to set up simulations properly. This is because boundary conditions represent the effect of other parts or structures not directly modeled in our analysis. If inappropriate boundary conditions are u...Read more

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Numerically Accurate Results

Accuracy of numerical results is not only critical to the usefulness of engineering simulations, but also equally important for the safety and reliability of the engineering products we develop. Numerical accuracy considers the type and size of elements utilized while creat...Read more

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Results Insight

Reviewing the calculated results is the most critical part of any simulation. Evaluating deformation and stresses is a primary objective of our analysis, and we may need to determine our engineered design’s safety factors. However, postp...Read more

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