ANSYS Explicit STR software users benefit from the workflow afforded by operating in the ANSYS Workbench environment. While many different simulation processes are possible, here is an example of the typical steps a user might take:
- Select the material models to be used from the extensive explicit material library available within engineering data.
- Associatively link to a parametric CAD model or import a geometry.
- Automatically create a uniform explicit mesh using the new explicit preference within ANSYS Workbench; automatically create part-to-part contact by using the body interactions tool.
- Fine tune contact specifications, if desired, by utilizing breakable or eroding contact options.
- Further fine tune contact specifications for efficiency, if appropriate.
- Load and/or support an assembly and/or parts as usual with an ANSYS mechanical solution.
- Use convenient cylindrical geometry for initial and boundary conditions, if appropriate.
- Solve either in the background or via remote solution manager (RSM).
- View progress of the solution interactively in real time using concurrent post-processing capabilities.
- Explore alternative design ideas via parametric changes to the CAD model and easily perform resolves, just as you would with other ANSYS Workbench environment-based applications.
- Use the ANSYS design exploration capability to automate the parametric model space exploration.
- Generate a comprehensive report containing the details of the simulation with a single mouse click.