ANSYS Tutorials

ANSYS Workbench Tutorials:Basics,Analyzing a model,Using Features

ANSYS Workbench Tutorials: When you are doing any project in ANSYS APDL, it involves a lot of theory and time taking and that’s the reason, many are choosing ANSYS Workbench for a factor of easiness. Therefore, in this article, I will place the basic concepts and Methodology to run any experiment in workbench. All are placed in the Tabular column below. Just click them so that those navigates through the blog. Further concepts will be added soon.

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1.The Structure or overview of ANSYS Workbench in detailed

2. How to Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench?

3. How to use Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench?

ANSYS Workbench Tutorials:

1.The Structure or overview of ANSYS Workbench in detailed:

The workbench structure plays a vital role to understand the overview of analysis in a better manner. The ANSYS Workbench is a superb tool which can analyze the material and give the approximate results depends upon the loading condition. In this article, I am going to explain about the structure or overview of ANSYS Workbench in a detailed manner.

ANSYS Workbench is powerful simulation software which has a wide range of functionalities and the interface of the workbench is described below and is as follows.

The interface of ANSYS Workbench:

Always the interface allows a quick start. The five platforms of ANSYS Workbench makes the analysis from the initial stage(i.e providing material specifications) to the final stage(Results) in an effective manner and are as follows.

  1. Parameterization
  2. Direct access to CAD data
  3. Superb and powerful Meshing
  4. Efficiency    and
  5. Multi-Physics platform.

The list of parameters present in the above ANSYS Workbench interface is as follows.

Structure or overview of ANSYS Workbench-Parameters of ANSYS Workbench interface:

1. Parameterization

  • CAD Geometry
  • Material
  • Meshing
  • Boundary conditions

2.Direct access to CAD data

  • ANSYS Workbench can support for all the major CAD systems like PTC, SOLID EDGE, CATIA, Solidworks, etc.
  • Bidirectional Associativity

3.Superb and powerful Meshing

  • ANSYS Workbench depends upon the physics-based information present in its back end with which it can analyze the problem.
  • It is intelligent and robust.
  • It is automatic.

4.Efficiency

  • Automation
  • Customization 
  • Flexibility of solving
  • Solver performance
  • Management of data

5.Multi-Physics platform.

  • Structural Mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Simulation

Within ANSYS Workbench,different physical domains can be driven and are coupled to system simulation.

ANSYS Workbench Tutorials-Basics
ANSYS Workbench Tutorials-Basics
Domains of ANSYS Workbench:

1.Structural Mechanics

  • Larger Displacements
  • Implicit and Explicit mechanics
  • Contact
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Acoustics

2.Heat Transfer

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Mass Transportation
  • Phase change etc.

3.Fluid Dynamics

  • Compressible flow
  • Incompressible flow
  • Laminar flow
  • Transient flow
  • Turbulent flow
  • Newtonian fluid
  • Non-Newtonian fluid etc.

4.Electromagnetics

  • Eddy currents
  • Quasi-static
  • Full Wave
  • Current flow etc.

5.Simulation

  • Mechanical simulation
  • Thermal simulation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Magnetic Simulation etc.

This is the explanation about the interview or structure of ANSYS Workbench in a detailed manner.


2. ANSYS Workbench Tutorials: How to Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench?

Firstly a model is to be prepared in any modeling package and it has to be imported into ANSYS Workbench so as to Analyze it to get desired results. In this article, I am going to explain How to analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench so as to calculate force, shear, deformation, etc. in a detailed manner.
 
How to Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench-ANSYS Workbench Tutorials
How to Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench

 The step by step procedure is to be needed to know about how to analyze a model in order to calculate force, shear, deformation, etc. in ANSYS Workbench and is as follows.

Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench-Procedure:

For that,

  • Go to ANSYS Workbench and click on Static Structural.
  • Then a dialogue box opens by the name of Unsaved project-workbench.
  • Static Structural was present in the analysis systems dialogue box.
  • Drag and Drop static structural bar to the Project Schematic.
  • The dialogue box contains
    • Engineering data
    • Geometry 
    • Model
    • Setup
    • Solutions
    • Results
  • You should have to go through each and every concept which is shown above so as to analyze a part.
  • For instance,I will take an example and pass with all the above concepts so as to analyze it and is as follows.

Analyze a model in ANSYS Workbench-Engineering data: 

  • All the materials required for analysis are presented in the Engineering data by the ANSYS Team. If you want to choose the material then you should have to go to Engineering data and fetch for the material.
  • The default material used to analyze the problem in ANSYS Workbench is structural steel.

 Geometry :

  • Click on geometry, if you had chosen the material.
  • It will open static structural-Design Modeler.
  • Now import the model from File-import external geometry-Browse-ok.
  • Right Click on import bar and say Generate.
  • That’s the geometry is imported.
Model:
  • Click on the model and it will open to Workbench Mechanical.
  • The tabs present in the Model are:
    • Model
      • Geometry(A4)
      • Co-ordinate systems
    • Mesh
    • Static Structural
    • Solutions
      • Here you can analyze your model with different mechanical properties
The detailed analysis of Analyzing a Part in ANSYS Workbench 15.0 is shown below in the form of video with Audio facility.
 

This is the complete explanation of analyzing a model in ANSYS Workbench in a detailed manner. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask from the comments section.


3. How to use Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench?-ANSYS Workbench Tutorials

Extrude feature is used to convert a sketch into a model and this process takes place in ANSYS Workbench which is one of the easiest software when compared to Ansys APDL. Here in this tutorial, I wanna write about how to use Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench. The detailed explanation with the procedure was explained below.
 
How to use Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench
Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench

Procedure for Extrude feature:

The step by step procedure is as follows:

  • A drawing of rectangular component is to be sketched in the design software called CATIA Workbench.
  • Choose any plane {say XY-plane} for sketching.
  • Provide the dimensions and hit generate.
  • Click on Extrude feature in the toolbox and provide necessary geometry details.
  • The preview of a solid rectangular model is obtained after extrusion.
  • click on the “Generate” button to get the desired view of the component.
The complete explanation of “Extrude in ANSYS Workbench is shown below in the form of video.
This is the complete explanation of How to use Extrude feature in ANSYS Workbench in a detailed manner. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask from the comments section. Please Share and Like this blog with the whole world so that it can reach to many.
 
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