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Addressing the complex design challenges of composite parts using ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP)

Static Structural analysis results in ANSYS
It is well known that, compared to traditional materials, the fabrication of structures using composite materials offers clear benefits when designing high-performance products that require extreme strength and stiffness, combined with lower weight. However, the use of composite materials also presents additional challenges, as their mechanical properties are heavily influenced by loading direction and their...

Breakthrough in accurate load mapping for bulk materials applications: DEM – FEA Coupling with ROCKY 3.0 and ANSYS (Part 1)

Today we present a new and easy way to transfer loads from DEM simulations (ROCKY version 3.0 released September 2014) to ANSYS using External Data coupling in ANSYS Workbench. Discrete Element Method and ROCKY The Discrete Element Method (DEM) is a computational technique originally developed in the 1970s that has gained great popularity in recent…

What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is failure under repeated or otherwise varying load which never reaches a level sufficient to cause failure in a single application. Component seems to lose strength after multiple load applications, appears to get tired, hence the name “fatigue”.     Failure caused by fatigue can be minor or catastrophic. The consequences of failure are…