Thursday, January 24, 2008

ANSYS Free Tutorial - Free Demo - Free Download Examples

ansys If your Mechanical Design Engineer, you would have heard about ANSYS. Then What is ANSYS ? ANSYS is a finite-element analysis package used widely in industry to simulate the response of a physical system to structural loading, and thermal and electromagnetic effects. ANSYS uses the finite-element method to solve the underlying governing equations and the associated problem-specific boundary conditions.

ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Multiphysics are self contained analysis tools incorporating pre-processing (geometry creation, meshing), solver and post processing modules in a unified graphical user interface. ANSYS is a general purpose finite element modeling package for numerically solving a wide variety of mechanical problems. These problems include: static/dynamic structural analysis (both linear and non-linear), heat transfer and fluid problems, as well as acoustic and electro-magnetic problems.

The software is used to analyze a broad range of applications. ANSYS Mechanical incorporates both structural and material non-linearities. ANSYS Multiphysics includes solvers for thermal, structural, CFD, electromagnetics, acoustics and can couple these separate physics together in order to address multi-disciplinary applications. ANSYS software is also used in Civil Engineering(ANSYS/CivilFEM), Electrical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

These are the technical details, but how can use this for that you need to know about this software tools. May be you can get inbuilt help with ANSYS software or tutorials in Internet. I found website which contains ANSYS Tutorials for beginners. There are two categories here one is Basic Level and the other one is Intermediate Level. Basic Level tutorial explains about Two-Dimensional Static Truss,Plate with a hole,Three-dimensional bicycle crank,Three-dimensional curved beam,Vibration analysis of a frame etc. Intermediate Tutorial contains Semi-monocoque shell,Semi-monocoque shell, Part 2: Parametric study ,Orthotropic plate with a hole, Disks in point contact. Apart from this, FAQ is also there for easy use of this tutorial.

Each tutorial begins with a problem specification. A solution can be obtained by following these nine steps:

1. Start-up and preliminary set-up
2. Specify element type and constants
3. Specify material properties
4. Specify geometry
5. Mesh geometry
6. Specify boundary conditions
7. Solve!
8. Postprocess the results
9. Validate the results

Each problem explained step by step with pictures explaining how to find the tool and how to execute the command etc., After executing the problem you can cross-check with the results given at the end of the tutorial.

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Dear friends, I also have lot of tutorials about ANSYS and FEA basics. If you want let me know. I also have few more video tutorials in the upcoming articles, keep watching.