ANSYS – INTRODUCTION , FEATURES , ADVANTAGES
INTRODUCTION – ANSYS stands for ANalysis SYStem . A software developed to analyze the system effectively and determine various physical properties.
ANSYS was developed in 1970 by ”Dr. John A Swanson”. Initially it was named ”SASI”- Swanson Analysis System Incorporate. It was then sold in 1994 to T . A Associates.
ANSYS is a finite element analysis software widely used in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE).
By Finite Element Analysis, we can break a body into small and manageable parts.
It permits an evaluation of a design without having to build or destroy multiple prototypes.
It saves prototype testing time, money, labor etc thus making it easy for testing of new projects.
ANSYS is used to simulate interactions of all disciplines of physics, structural, vibration, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, couple field and electromagnetism for engineers.
In ANSYS, we can create or import a model then apply boundary conditions and load to find the physical properties.
Modern ANSYS software has two working interfaces i.e. APDL (ANSYS Parametric Design Language) and WORKBENCH.
Selection for usage of both interfaces depends on what sort of analysis the user is doing.
Meshing – Dividing the part under analysis in very small parts is the most important aspect of using ANSYS as the analysis software. Best results are generated when fine meshing is done.
It is extremely useful from engineering development point of view.
HYPERMESH is advanced version of ANSYS in which fineness level of elements is even better.
USAGE OF ANSYS :
Since ANSYS is ananalysis software it is widely used in projects involving need for betterment of a product or to create a new product and increasing its efficiency and output.
Here is a list of few organizations which use ANSYS for their analysis: ISRO, DRDO, HYUNDAI MOTORS, RENAULT, MAHINDRA, MERCEDES BENZ, RAILWAYS, ROLLS ROYCE, NATIONAL DEFENCE LAB, HAL, VOLVO etc.
ANSYS is also used in various industries like : AEROSPACE, AUTOMOBILE, BIOMEDICAL,BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS, ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES, HEAVY EQUIPMENTS MACHINERY, MEMS, SPORTING GOODS etc.
TOPICS COVERED DURING LEARNING OF ANSYS SOFTWARE :
FEA AND ANSYS
GENERAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE
MODELING IN ANSYS
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING
INTRODUCTION TO NON LINEAR ANALYSIS
Virtual prototyping offers enhanced product innovation.
Best to perform more simulations in less time.
It is highly reliable and accurate.
Modification in designs and prototypes at later stage is also possible.
It is unaltered from working atmosphere, location setup, risk of prototype failure etc.
Supported Platforms and Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 8, 64-bit; Microsoft Windows 10, 64-bit
Minimum Hardware Requirements:
- Processor(s): Workstation class
- 4 GB RAM
- 25 GB hard drive space
- Computer must have a physical C:/” drive present
- Graphics card and driver: Professional workstation class 3-D
- ANSYS Student 18.2: For Windows x64 (3.56 GB) – Built-in license valid until 8/31/18
- ANSYS Student 18.1: For Windows x64 (3.52 GB) – Built-in license valid until 8/31/18
- ANSYS Student 17.2: For Windows x64 (3.9 GB)
- License Key for ANSYS Student 17.2 valid until 8/31/18
License for ANSYS 18.1 and later : Renewable, twelve-month lease.
How to Download Install ANSYS Student?
- Visit this link
- Select ANSYS Student
- Click download ANSYS Student
- File size is 3.4 GB and will be downloaded in Zip
- Unzip and install
ANSYS is the best software to simulate loading conditions on a design and determine the design’s quick response to those conditions. The Finite Element Analysis used in ANSYS makes it most effective tool to determine physical properties at higher accuracy rate and very reliably.