Comprehensive Element Technology
The current generation of ANSYS element technologies provides rich functionality with a consistent theoretical foundation coupled with the most advanced algorithms. ANSYS structural mechanics software provides a large library of elements including beam, pipes, shells, solids, 2-D planar/axisymmetric and 3-D axisymmetric elements, which have wide applicability that includes composites, buckling and collapse analysis, dynamics analysis, and nonlinear applications. The library also includes special-purpose elements like gaskets, joints, interface elements and layered elements for composite structures.
These elements offer superior performance and functionality. They also support advanced material models and methods like remeshing/rezoning, fracture mechanics and coupled fields while also accommodating distributed solver processing needs.