Structural Analysis

Structural analysis for all experience levels

Ansys structural analysis software enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) solvers available in the suite, you can customize and automate solutions for your structural mechanics problems and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios. You can also connect easily to other physics analysis tools for even greater fidelity. Ansys structural analysis software is used across industries to help engineers optimize their product designs and reduce the costs of physical testing.

From designers and occasional users looking for quick, easy and accurate results, to experts looking to model complex materials, large assemblies and nonlinear behaviour, Ansys has you covered. Ansys GRANTA Materials Data for Simulation is a license option providing instant, clickable access to a general library of over 700 materials property data accessed through the Ansys Mechanical interface, eliminating data search time and input errors. Mechanical’s intuitive interface enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence. Solve on your local machine or on the cloud. You can even run hundreds of design points using Ansys distributed compute services (DCS).

Advanced capabilities

Simulation of complex materials and material behavior can be achieved using the built-in models, user-defined material models or Material Designer in Mechanical to create representative volume elements (RVEs). Models with very large deformation need not be simplified by switching to explicit solvers unnecessarily. The nonlinear adaptivity (NLAD) capability automatically handles challenging simulations by remeshing the solution as it progresses.

Structural Mechanics

The Ansys mechanical software suite is trusted by organizations around the world to rapidly solve complex structural problems with ease.

Structural mechanics solutions from Ansys provide the ability to simulate every structural aspect of a product, including linear static analysis that simply provides stresses or deformations, a modal analysis that determines vibration characteristics, through to advanced transient nonlinear phenomena involving dynamic effects and complex behaviours.

Explicit Dynamics

When simulating events involving short-duration, large-strain, large-deformation, fracture, complete material failure, or structural problems with complex contact interactions, there is an Ansys explicit dynamics solution to meet your needs. Almost no application is too severe to be simulated with a high-quality software tool from Ansys.