Simulation & CAD

ANSYS Mechanical: Predicting Fatigue Cracks with FEA

22 January 2020 | Team EACPDS

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ANSYS: The simulation software experts 

ANSYS has a pretty powerful reputation in the world of simulation.

They are three times larger than their nearest competitors and 96 of the top 100 Fortune 500 Industrial companies use ANSYS – which is an incredible statistic. A big reason why ANSYS is so popular among top companies is that they’re completely CAD agnostic and can truly work with anyone.

It doesn’t matter if you’re using Creo, SolidWorks, Autodesk, or CATIA – the ANSYS simulation software can plug in easily with just about any CAD platform without any problems.

Engineers use ANSYS from their first design sketches all the way up to when they’re producing parts.

I think we’ve all had situations where we start with one tool, and as we progress, we eventually reach the limitation of a tool set. When this happens, it means you either can’t find your desired answer or result or you’re furiously searching Google for a more advanced toolset.

I’ve seen people get stumped. The cost of switching from a lower end to a higher end tool is not only more expensive but now you have to learn a different tool set. So, you try to work with what you have.  

I get it. The day will come when you have a more challenging problem, for example, that needs a more advanced nonlinear analysis tool that can’t be readily solved with a lower end tool.

You’ll want to consider using a high-end simulation product like ANSYS.

Predicting Fatigue Cracks with FEA

Often times things fail through repeated loading time in the field. You get a crack which initiates and then propagates – in which case will eventually fail.

A lot of people will try to predict the life of a crack. Doing it the right way will save time, money, and effort early on in your design phases.

Regardless of what tool you are using to do fatigue analysis, this on-demand educational video will teach you something new.

We’ll talk about how you can start doing fatigue failure prediction in your current design system, and regardless of your simulation experience – you’ll be able to pick up on the concepts of predicting fatigue cracks.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to ultimately produce less prototypes and optimize product design to develop products better and faster. ANSYS Mechanical is a suite of structural FEA analysis tools that solve complex structural engineering problems.

Watch the webinar recording on “ANSYS Mechanical: Predicting Fatigue Cracks with FEA“.

This is a webinar preview. Watch the full video here.