A quick video showing you a great workflow for designing electric motors. It shows going from a quick template based design tool to a full 3D analysis tool
This video is an introduction to ANSYS RBD – an add on module to ANSYS Mechanical for analyzing rigid mechanisms.
As part of our “Getting to know ANSYS” video series, this video is an introduction to ANSYS Icepak – an electronics thermal analysis package in the ANSYS Product Suite.
The ANSYS Product Suite contains a large number of modules that are each tailored for a particular area in the simulation and analysis world. We, at PADT, realize that many of our customers are not aware or are confused at where each of these modules fits in to the analysis spectrum.
The “Getting to know ANSYS” videos will hopefully help everyone to understand these modules a little better. Each video will focus on one module and will showcase the following in a mixture of presentations and mini-demos:
- What each module is
- What are its capabilities
- Why is it useful
- Who can benefit from using it
The videos will be in the “Getting to know ANSYS” playlist on PADT’s Youtube Channel.
Please feel free to let us know how the videos are and definitely let us know which module that you are interested in and that you’d like to see next. That will help us to plan these future videos accordingly.
You can reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or followups to these or the “Focus Video Tips” videos.
This is a quick video showing an example of doing an impact study using a steel slug and a reinforced concrete block.
This is Part 2 of our 2 part video series showing you a multiphysics simulation with ANSYS Maxwell and ANSYS Mechanical. In this video we take the results from ANSYS Maxwell and use it to compute the temperature distribution and finally the structural deformation due to the current through the parts.
The Part 1 video can be found here
This Part 1 of 2 video shows you the first half of a multiphysics simulation using the low-frequency electromagnetics tool ANSYS Maxwell to do an eddy current analysis. Part 2 will involve taking the results of this analysis and transferring it to perform a thermal-structural analysis using ANSYS Mechanical.
This video shows you a new capability in ANSYS v15.0 that allows multiple parts to be simultaneously meshed on multiple CPU cores…with no additional licenses required!
[The following is an email that Manoj sent the tech support staff at PADT. I thought is was perfect for a The Focus posting, so here it is – Eric]
First of all I found out a way to get Mesh Generation time (if no one knew about this). In ANSYS Mechanical go to Tools->Options->Miscellaneous and turn “Report Performance Diagnostics in Messages” to Yes. It will give you “Elapsed Time for Last Mesh Generation” in the Messages window.
Next I did a benchmark on the Parallel Part by Part meshing of a Helicopter Rotor Hub with 502 bodies. The mesh settings were getting a mesh of about 560,026 elements and 1.23 million nodes.
I did Parallel Part by Part Meshing on this model with 1,2,4,6 and 8 cores and here are the results.
Can I say “I LIKE IT!”
1 core: 172 seconds (1.0)
2 core: 89 seconds (1.9)
4 core: 52 seconds (3.3)
6 core: 38 seconds (4.5)
8 core: 33 seconds (5.2)
Of course this is a small mesh so as the number of cores goes up, the benefits go down. I will be doing some testing on some models that take a lot longer to mesh but wanted to start simple. I’ll make a video summarizing that study showing how to set up the whole process and the results.
This video gives an example of using DesignXplorer to automate the optimization of a tuning fork to achieve a particular desired frequency
A quick video showing a new way to create section planes by using coordinate systems.
A quick video showing how to create a script that will automatically generate standard cross-sections in DesignModeler to be used for, as an example, line bodies.
ANSYS Help Link: // DesignModeler User Guide // Scripting API // Script Features // Features within Script Features // Cross Section Feature
A quick video showcasing the automatic contact generation feature in ANSYS Mechanical. This feature automatically selects the faces that are in contact or are close to contact and assigns a contact definition.