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Mastering Structural Analysis: Integrating External Loads into Ansys Mechanical

Modern engineers often work on the design of increasingly complex systems that will experience a multitude of simultaneous loading factors – such as forces, thermal effects, and pressure. Ansys Workbench offers a range of options to streamline the process of incorporating these external loads into Ansys Mechanical so that Ansys users can accurately predict stress, strain and fatigue life for such complex systems with greater precision.

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…