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9:00 – Welcome
1:00 - Computing Utilities
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Introductions What is new at CAEA CAD connection ti utilities tiliti (within ( ithi th the CAD API) Mechanical setup
• • Rigid Bodies, Joints, contact, meshing Using the Mechanical model as a template template.
9:15 - Mechanical Demonstration
HPC GPU RSM HPC Parametric Pack) Design iteration/optimization using CFX Shape optimization using Fluent 1-way FSI
1:30 - CFD Update
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Submodeling (parametric mesh refinement)
10:30 - Break 10:45 - Result evaluation: What do I do with i h this hi stress? ?
3:00 Break 3:15 – ANSYS Customization Toolkit
Fatigue calculation Automating the process
• • Direct Optimization RSO(robust design, DFSS)
What is ACT? Examples (acoustics, wind load)
4:00 Engineering Knowledge Manager 4:15 ANSYS Composite Prep-Post 4:30 MAPDL
12:00 – Lunch
Application C t Customization i ti Toolkit
ANSYS v14.5 Update Seminar
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These customizations can include things like: — — — — — — Specialized loads MAPDL Elements and options not directly available in WB. Specialized post-processing FE model information and access. 3 .What is ACT? ACT (Application Customization Toolkit) is a new capability in WB designed to allow customizations of the Workbench Mechanical interface. Use of MAPDL macros Use of 3rd party solver ACT provides the internal mechanisms that allow you to customize an ANSYS Workbench application without compiling external code or linking with existing ANSYS libraries.
Easily incorporate certain previously developed APDL macros into the WB Mechanical GUI. k Automate certain hand calculations. 4 .What Can ACT Do? Since ANSYS is a general purpose FE element code code. ACT will allow you to add custom feature to the Mechanical interface that are specific to your industry or even one particular model. it may not always provide the most direct method for analyzing each persons specific situation. GUI What ACT is not: — ACT is not a tool for scripting the use of already existing Mechanical features. ACT extensions can relieve some of the pains and difficulties in specific modeling areas — — — Eliminate Eli i t th the need df for command d bl blocks.
ACT Implementation ACT customizations can show up as new tool bar buttons Or as new menus 5 .
items are added to the tree and the settings can be modified in the details pane: 6 .ACT Implementation These custom buttons function just like regular Workbench tools.
— 7 .ACT Development ACT Extensions are created by a combination of XML files and Python Scripts.dat file. Python scripts perform the operations in Mechanical • Main function – Extract the data from the user entered details and write items to the DS. — XML files define the buttons buttons. icons and details information information.
ACT Licensing To use ACT extensions no additional licensing is required! — To install a compiled extension file simply go to Extensions > Install Extensions and browse for the . go to Extensions > Manage Extensions and check off the extensions to use. To develop and compile ACT extensions an additional license (ANSYS SDK license) is required. — — — This license gives the ability to compile extensions from the source Python and XML files It also entitles the user to technical support for ACT. 8 . ACT has a fully y documented API and Developers p Guide.WBEX file — To use the extension in a particular project.
ACT Extensions There are many pre-developed free ACT extensions available for your use. Some examples include: — — — — — — — — — — — 3D_Surface_Effect Extension_R145_v1 Create a 3D surface effect using SURF154 elements Acoustics Extension R145 R145_v6 v6 – To be Demoed Expose 3D acoustics solver capabilities BeamEndRelease Extension_R145_v1 Expose the end release feature for beam elements and enable advanced graphic post-processing for beam results Convection Extension_R145_v1 Expose convection with pilot node capability FE Info Extension R145 v4 Expose node and element related information FSI Transient_R145_v1 Map temperature and pressure loads (from a CFD calculation) to a multi-step Mechanical analysis for transient oneway FSI MatChange_R145_v1 Change material ID to user specified value for the selected bodies Morphing2D Extension_R145_v1 Perform a set of morphing capabilities on 2D models N Non Li Linear Results R l Info I f Extension_R145_v1 E i R145 1 Enable tracking for non-linear solutions (contact & Newton-Raphson residuals) Piezo Extension_R145_v2 Expose piezo-electric solver capabilities Submodeling Extension_R145_v1 Sub-modeling for shell-to-solid (R14.5 native implementation already supports solid-to-solid sub-modeling) 9 .
• Very y robust and fast for solving g high-energy g gy transient events. — — — New at Version 14. and post-processing LS-DYNA models. LS-Dyna is a very popular commercial explicit dynamics solver. 10 . solving. — Requires an ANSYS LS-DYNA license. crash.Workbench/LS-Dyna ACT Extension ANSYS Workbench LS-DYNA is an ACT-developed user environment for preprocessing. Combines the power of the LS-DYNA solver with the ease-of-use of the ANSYS Workbench environment. • Applications include impact. drop tests.5. etc. buckling. manufacturing.
Main Features New functionality in some existing menus plus ACT add-on menus — Applied loads (as a function of time): • Accelerations. eroding. displacements • Forces • Pressures — — — — — — — — — — Initial linear and angular velocity Rigid bodies and rigid body loads Bonded (Tied). and singlesurface contacts Longitudinal and torsional springs AND dampers Symmetry constraints Point masses Damping Supports pp most LS-Dyna y solid and shell formulations Supports most LS-Dyna hourglass controls Comprehensive post processing • Do not need to learn LS-PrePost ACT add ons add-ons 11 . velocities. frictional.
onto a hard surface • Impact velocity = 430 in/s • All parts modeled as rigid except for the bottom clamp • Bonded contact as shown.Example: Pliers Drop Test — Pliers dropped from 20 ft ft. Frictionless contact at all other joints Bonded Bottom clamp 12 .
Example: Pliers Drop Test Assign: — — Impact velocity Constrain impact surface • Rigid body constraint — Insert a body contact tracker • Allows for graphing contact/impact forces — Analysis settings • • • • Transient time (0.1 seconds) Mass scaling to speed up the run Number of CPUs Number of output time pts to write 13 .
Example: Pliers Drop Test Maximum principal stress in the bottom clamp 14 .
Example: Pliers Drop Test a 15 .
Example: Pliers Drop Test 16 .
4. 5 5. 2. 3. SE groups Top Down SEs Import SE Expand SEs Export SEs 17 .ANSYS Premium ACT Extensions ANSYS also has some advanced ACT extensions that are available: — Automated CMS Substructuring • Easily convert bodies into superelements • Ability to export and import superelements • Automatically does expansion pass and combines resutls with non-superelement results 1 2 34 5 1.
g. named selections. • Can pattern imported models by placing them at any location and orientation. loads/bcs. etc. coordinate systems. 18 . p . loads. but then also needs to simulate the performance of an assembly of these components. material p properties. • It is extremely useful for any customer who performs Mechanical analysis on individual components.ANSYS Premium ACT Extensions — Assembly Manager • This ACT extension enables the user to combine two or more completed Mechanical models into a single model without having to re-do the contacts. mesh. a four-wheel assembly using four copies of the single wheel component). material properties. • The tool is also useful for creating assemblies that contain several copies of a component (e.. contacts. • Combines: Geometry.
Assembly Manager Initial model Reuse 1 model multiple times Model component: Stored as a component using the “Export” feature First import Same component @ a different coordinate system Second import 19 .
— Please contact us if you would like to discuss the development an ACT extension. 20 .ACT Extension Development At CAE Associates we have the expertise to develop ACT extensions to help you improve your efficiency in modeling and performing complex analyses in WB WB.
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ACT Example A company designs rooftop structures. — ASCE standard for calculating wind loads is rather complicated and can be prone to errors: Develop D l an ACT extension t i th that t prompts t the th user for f the th relevant l t factors f t and automatically applies the correct load. structures these structures must withstand different wind load criteria in different situations. 22 .
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