# Welcome to our Blog

## More than a Blog, A Place to Learn, Share, and Laugh a Bit

We started an email newsletter back in 2002 as “The Focus.”  We kept that up for some time and then made the plunge into blogging around 2008. Over the years, thousands of students and engineers from around the world have told us that our blog is an invaluable tool to them. If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us.

## 3 Methods for Applying a Spatially Varying Heat Flux in Ansys Mechanical

In most thermal simulation applications, you specify a heat flux on a surface. But what if you want to specify a heat flux into the volume of your part, and the heat flux varies in three dimensions?...

## Thin-Wall Rectangular Pressure Vessels Simulation

Most pressure vessels are designed to be cylindrical for a reason. It minimizes deformation and stress concentration and is the optimal shape for maximum pressure load relative to material volume. B...

## RBF Morph – A Journey of Morphing an Existing Ansys Mechanical Mesh Into a Target Geometry

RBF Morph is a technology that has been around for more than a decade now, and it remains a fairly niche but powerful tool in supplementing general CAE workflows. It is written and supported by A...

## Simulating Enforced Motion in Ansys Mechanical Structural Dynamics Problems

Back in engineering school, most of us studied the classical dynamics solution for a harmonic oscillator subject to a base motion. Although there are four different ways to model this situation in An...

## Exploring the Ansys LS-Dyna Thick Shell Element in Ansys Mechanical

With the release of 2023 R2, the Ansys LS-Dyna interface in Ansys Mechanical can now specify a thin volume to be meshed with either a standard hexagonal solid element or using a thick shell element f...

## Python/PyAnsys Tutorial: Mapping Data in Ansys Mechanical

One of the great things about Ansys Mechanical is that there are always several ways to do something. And, with the growth of PyAnsys there are even more. In a recent training class, we were asked t...

## Hold My Beer 3: Getting Ansys Remote Objects To Come Along For The Ride

I know…been a while.  Finally had the chance to sit down on a support case with an interesting behavior that has a not-exactly-intuitive fix.  Let’s talk about remote objects… So, ...

## Mechanical Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 – Linear Dynamics & Structural Optimization – Webinar

Ansys offers structural analysis software solutions that enable engineers of all levels and backgrounds to solve complex structural engineering problems faster and more efficiently. By using these to...

## PyAnsys Tutorial – Exporting Ansys Results in 3D File Formats, Part 3

Note: If you know PyAnsys and just want the script, skip to the bottom of this post. Welcome to the final entry for how to use PyAnsys to create a program that reads results from Ansys Mechanical ...

## Mechanical Updates in Ansys 2023 R2 (1) – Mechanical, Post & Graphics

Easily handle the complexity of the varied design environments you may face.  Ansys offers structural analysis software solutions that enable engineers of all levels and backgrounds to solve ...

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