Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ANSYS Workbench Guide - FEA Concepts & Terms explanation

This article would help many of FEA users especially for the beginners,intermediate and advance users.

Everyone knows how important is to understand the fundaments of FEA before they start using any FEA package like ANSYS, NASTRAN etc.,

FEA is simply a tool to better understand how a design will perform under certain conditions. All analysis are approximations accounting for the most significant variables among many. What is almost as useful as obtaining an "exact" answer with regard to "reality", which might take a highly trained specialist a great deal of time performing what is often called a "detailed" analysis, is the trending and behavioral information that can be used to help predict and improve one's design(a basic or fundamental analysis). This approach substantially improves the overall engineering process.

And the whole article will explain about basics of FEA theory, FEA terms etc. Finally you will learnt about How to use ANSYS workbench simulation features. ANSYS workbench simulation is perfectly capable of performing detailed analysis on par with traditional FEA methods in a fraction of the time. For any analysis, detailed or fundamental, it is vital to keep in mind the nature of approximations - study the results and test the final design. Proper use of ANSYS workbench simulation will greatly reduce the number of physical tests required while allowing the designer/engineer/analyst to experiment on a wider variety of design options and improve the end product.

This is not the end of it, you will learn everything about ANSYS Workbench(Brief Tutorial). More importantly one will be in position to understand concepts and basics of FEA theory here.

ANSYS Workbench Tutorial_FEA Concepts

Fig: ANSYS Workbench guide and FEA fundamental concepts

ANSYS Element Types and difference

Fig: ANSYS Element types and its classifications

Following topics are covered in this ANSYS Workbench PDF Tutorial:

What is FEA


ANSYS Workbench Meshing


ANSYS Workbench Solving

Post-Processing (Interpretation of Results,Report Generation)

ANSYS Workbench advance Post-processing

Types of Engineering Analysis

Stress and Strain - Basics

Users of FEA




In What areas can FEA help

Engineering Assumptions for ANSYS Workbench

General Assumptions and Limitations

FEA Terms and Definitions

Find the PDF of ANSYS Fundamental FEA concepts and applications

Check out previous article on ANSYS:

ANSYS Workbench and Classical version Tutorial

ANSYS Tips and Tricks

ANSYS Workbench Tutorial with examples

Thanks to Wildfea and ANSYS Inc in providing this useful Tutorial for ANSYS users. This will certainly help engineers a lot to understand FEA concepts and learn How to use ANSYS Workbench tools. Hope you enjoy this FEA reference material.