Component Stress Recovery
Beyond kinematic and dynamic requirements, mechanical systems must be designed to transfer loads and to reliably operate under a range of conditions. To meet these design challenges, ANSYS software provides powerful post-processing capabilities to investigate the component’s internal stress and to verify that the component or assembly is operating within various failure criteria. For flexible components, internal stress and strain states are readily obtained from multibody dynamic analysis. For rigid components, ANSYS software transfers external and inertia loads to a static structural analysis to recover the quasi-static stress state. In either case, a variety of visualization tools — such as contour plotting, probing, cut planes and path plots — lead to a complete understanding of a component’s internal stresses.