Concept to Optimization with Upfront Simulation

Do you wish you had a way to build and test your ideas virtually before investing in physical prototypes? An easy, accurate method that accelerates design timelines and reduces costs?

We all have ideas. Product designers strive to come up with ideas for innovative products. In the modern era, most products are not simple and must fulfill multiple functions in addition to being cost-effective and stylish. A good idea for a product often means understanding how a thousand smaller ideas work together to create the whole. Unfortunately, it is expensive to physically test every idea or many versions of the best one. Fortunately, upfront simulation helps engineers optimize their product idea before building the first physical prototype. Attend our webinar to see how. Continue reading

Simulating Ratchetting and Shakedown

Ratchetting refers to the progressive increase in plastic strain in a structure under nonsymmetric cyclic loading. The accumulated plastic strain increases without bound as the cyclic loading continues. Shakedown is similar to ratchetting except that the plastic strain progressively stabilizes under nonsymmetric cyclic loading.  As the cyclic loading continues, the accumulation of plastic strain eventually stops.

Both ratchetting and shakedown can be simulated using ANSYS Mechanical software.

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Do You Want to Become a Better Structural Analyst?

Product development organizations know that simulation has become a natural part of the design process. But how efficient is your simulation process? Do you really get the most out of your simulations?

Because companies must create new designs faster than in the past and usually at a lower cost, simulation departments are being pressed to deliver results more quickly. They are being asked to justify that investments in simulation tools and processes are well thought out. Continue reading

The Big Problem – How to Solve Increasingly Larger Models

We see a clear trend toward the need to solve increasingly larger models. There are many reasons for this trend. You are dealing with more detailed CAD models of always larger assemblies. You want more accurate results. The automated meshing procedure can generate larger meshes with ease. And obviously, every desktop machine has more CPU power than ever, and companies have invested in computing clusters.

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