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Ansys, Inc. is an American company based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It develops and markets multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing and operation and offers its products and services to customers worldwide.
Ansys was founded in 1970 by John Swanson. Swanson sold his interest in the company to venture capitalists in 1993. Ansys went public on NASDAQ in 1996. In the 2000s, Ansys acquired numerous other engineering design companies, obtaining additional technology for fluid dynamics, electronics design, and other physics analysis. Ansys became a component of the NASDAQ-100 index on December 23, 2019.

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  1. jdiab11

    Problem with Ansys Maxwell "current leak to the air"

    Hi everyone, I am currently trying to simulate an electric plasma arc (tip to tip configuration), same as the one shown in the picture here, I made the vacuum region such as it is 50% from the sides, and touches the current in and out region However when I run the analysis, I am getting the...
  2. PlanABridge

    [ANSYS] Meshing based on Keypoints

    I'm analyzing a longitudinal weld using the effective notch method to modell it. This means my mesh must be fine and more importantly very specific. To do this, I generated Keypoints where I want the nodes of the finite element mesh to be and this where I was stumped. I want to mesh it using...
  3. Y_G

    Ansys Maxwell - Coordinate System Limitations

    Hi everybody, I encountered a problem simulation of permanent magnets (PM) in Ansys Maxwell. There are many PM in my simulation and I need to define for each of them a proper coordinate system (CS). But I could only defined 255 CS. After that I can create new CS but It won't be possible to...
  4. C

    Boundary conditions in Ansys

    Hi, I have one question related to the boundary conditions I should apply in a Static Structural simulation for the following support. The support is subjected to the following loading conditions shown below...
  5. okara61

    A Coil excitation adjustment on 3D Ansys Maxwell transient analysis

    Hi. I am making a 3D Ansys Maxwell project to design DC electromagnet. My model as in attached pictures. I have couple of questions. 1- How important the width value of sheet of coil terminal? Altough I did not change number of conductors and current of coil, changing the width of sheet of the...
  6. piyushverma

    Ansys Maxwell: Transient generator simulation torque fluctuation

    I am working on an axial flux generator design, I consisits of 2 rotors and one stator, there are 6 pole pairs and 9 coils. Here is my simulation setup The three phase windings are connected in star configuration through Maxwell circuit. I created two bands enclosing each rotor and then united...
  7. Vin B

    Simulate mach reflection with mach stem generation using Ansys Fluent

    I need to simulate mach reflection with mach stem generation using on Ansys Fluent. The wedge angle is of 22deg at Mach 5.
  8. Y_G

    Optimetrics simulation of a coil and moving permanent magnet in Ansys Maxwell

    I'm trying to simulate a Magnetostatic problem. In my model there are two coils and a reciprocating permanent magnet. I defined a parameter, Xpm (movement of permanent magnet) in x direction to imply the reciprocating movement of permanent magnet like a piston. Xpm = f(t). I defined "t" as sweep...
  9. T

    How to set up a moist object in ANSYS Fluent?

    Hi, I am new to the ANSYS Fluent. I have a question that is how to model a moist object in the Fluent as I am trying to study the drying process with a 2D simulation. I have tried to do it on my own by searching through google but still nothing working out.
  10. OmkarE11

    Error in ANSYS Explicit Dynamics

    I am tring to simulate impact of cricket ball on a bat. Whenever I try to simulate with custom materials it shows an error like 'Solver initialization failed. See the log file.' But when I carry out with steel as the material it works fine. Please help.
  11. SalahAhmed03

    Sٍٍhort circuit simulation using ANSYS Maxwell

    How to make a short circuit in stator winding of electrical machine using ANSYS Maxwell? Any information will be highly appreciated.
  12. H

    Can i draw a helical coil around a rectangular core in Ansys maxwell?

    I am doing core loss calculations in Ansys Maxwell for a project, in which I need to draw a helical coil around a rectangular core to get a more realistic model. But I haven't really found any helpful material. I don't know if its possible, but if it is I would really appreciate your help. Thank...
  13. khaled_omar

    Validation issue in ANSYS MAXWELL regarding boundaries and excitations

    I am facing this error disabling from obtaining magnetic field observation anyone has an idea on what I should do to avoid this error? At least one of the following boundaries needs to be specified: Vector potential, Balloon or (odd)Symmetry. the work is so basic just inject currents as a...
  14. H

    Ansys Maxwell Simulation- Torque Fluctuating

    Hi guys! I do have a problem in ansys maxwell simulation of a generator. The moving torque (which represents electromagnetic torque) fluctuates around zero which is not correct. Induced Voltages are ok. How can I fix this problem?
  15. SalahAhmed03

    Modeling an Induction motor in ANSYS Maxwell 2D

    Hii Friends. I was trying to model an Induction motor in ANSYS Maxwell 2D. The final output of Transient torque (negative torque) looks like shown below. The input passed is a sine wave current with 120 deg phase shift. Any Suggestion will be highly appreciated
  16. M_Abubakr

    RVE Periodic Boundary Conditions in ANSYS Workbench Modal Analysis

    Hi I have a project regarding micromechanics of composites. I'm starting my analysis on the Fiber Matrix RVE. Right now I'm trying to find the natural frequency of the unit cell. The Unit cell has some unique geometry which I will keep on changing to see how natural frequency changes. I have...
  17. E

    How to Read Properties in Ansys Maxwell Using GetPropertyValue?

    Hello How can i read Properties from Electronic Desktop? I think, i has to use the GetPropertyValue methode, but i don't know how to parameterize. As example the speed parameter. This parameter can be wirtten als follows, but how is it read? oDesign.ChangeProperty Array("NAME:AllTabs"...
  18. R

    Can anyone help with strange deflection in ANSYS 15 tensile test simulation?

    Hello everyone! I am trying to modelate a tensile test of dumbbell-shaped specimen under ACP PrePost and Static Structural modules. The laminate I am configuring consists of 6 laminas of E FiberGlass orientated +/-45°. For simplicity I am working with 1/4 of the geometry and the boundary...
  19. A

    Ansys Maxwell Simulation - Evaluation of Eddy currents in a Vessel

    Hi, guys, I am developing a simulation in Ansys Maxwell. I set up my simulation in the "transient mode", and I would like to evaluate the eddy currents that arise in a metal Vessel. The currents rise to a flat top in 20 ms and then after 20 ms in the flat top, it decreases to zero in 20 ms. I...
  20. Rachelye

    Ansys tools for different software applications

    I am a mechanical engineering student and I know that our school will use ANSYS as simulation tools in the fall semester. And when I talk with one engineer, I know that they will use different kinds of ANSYS tools for the same project. The engineer uses ANSYS’s tools: Mechanical, Fluent, Maxwell...
  21. A

    Time dependent current input in Ansys Maxwell 3D

    Hi guys, I am new to this phorum and Ansys Maxwell as well. I am trying to pass as an input a time dependent current, but I really do not know how to do it. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? Cheers, Alessio
  22. P

    What could be causing an ANSYS Explicit Dynamics error during solution process?

    I am trying to run explicit dynamics, but after AUTODYN PRE-SOLVER SETUP is complete the solution stops and the following message is displayed "A general failure occurred during the solution process." I have installed the same ansys version on another pc and everything works ok. RAM is the...
  23. reddvoid

    What is AP layer in Ansys RedHawk?

    What is AP layer in ansys redhawk ? I have list of layers I see in ansys redhawk tool, there are different metal and via layers , instances etc and there is a layer called AP in the end, What is this layer or where can I find more information bout it?
  24. S

    Ansys Maxwell -- How do I add a permanent magnet into my simulation?

    hi all I am going to do a project in ansys maxwel, actually i need to add a magnet and i know i have to do it with add material. my magnet is NdFeB . i give the material from net, actually i can not valid them because they are different in value. I need to calculate Mu(permeability ) and I nedd...
  25. O

    Defining a BH loop in Ansys Maxwell?

    Does anyone have an idea how to insert a BH loop like the one I have attached in Ansys Maxwell and not get an error like in the other picture which is also attached? I have seen it multiple times in different texts but can't define one myself without getting this annoying error. Also the...
  26. S

    Coordinates from Ansys Mechanical to Ansys Fluent

    Dear all, I am implementing a fluid analysis on cerebral aneurysms and it is obligatory to apply the origin of my coordinate system at the inlet of the aneurysm.I use Ansys Mechanical for the meshing of my geometry which comes with a pre-applied Global coordinate system. I am able to create a...
  27. J

    Getting very low flux linkage in ANSYS Maxwell

    I'm new to ANSYS Maxwell and I'm trying to follow the inductance calculation example in the user's guide. The results for the inductance are pretty close but the value of flux are very low. What cause this? What should I do?
  28. O

    How to define a hysteresis loop in ANSYS MAXWELL?

    I am trying to simulate an electric motor in ansys maxwell software, but I can't define the whole loop in four quadrants for the material used in the rotor however it is essential to do this since the motor is of hysteresis type and works on the principle of working point moving all around the...
  29. M

    Ansys Maxwell -- how to ground an insulator?

    Can anyone guide me about how to ground an insulator using Ansys Maxwell 2015?
  30. M

    Ansys Maxwell Query: Error "current leak to the air"

    how the error "current leak to the air" in the Ansys Maxwell can be removed? although there is no error in the validation process
  31. H

    Ansys Maxwell Modeling of Switched Reluctance Motors

    Hi Everyone i'm new member of Physics Forums, my research field is about Switched Reluctance Motors i have question about Optimetrics in Maxwell! my question is: How can Optimize Design Parameters ( like Outer and inner Diameter of Stator and Rotor or Embrace of them) of a Switched Reluctance...
  32. V

    ANSYS Workbench -- What does "extra deformation shapes" mean?

    Hello! I read from ansys element reference that for solid 65 the key option (1) is used to include or suppress extra deformation shapes. I would like to ask what extra deformation shape mean.
  33. S

    Stress intensity factor using Ansys APDL for a 3D plate

    I am trying to evaluate SIF for 3D plate using ansys APDL. Please share tutorial/notes if available.
  34. Barath Kr

    How to apply moments in ANSYS Explicit Dynamic Analysis?

    Hello All, I want to apply moments to Revolute Joints in Explicit Dynamic Analysis. But i could not find any option to apply moments. I saw an youtube video, from which it is cleary know that it is possible to apply moments to revolute joints under initial conditions. But i don't know how they...
  35. Z

    Questions about static analysis in Ansys

    In ansys , i want to do static analysis of a section of steel pipe supported on piers . the only loads are internal pressure of water and the weight of water and steel . 1. For the weight of the structural element, on Ansys I find that there is among the loads proposed in the list of loads...
  36. Rodrigo

    ANSYS APDL 18.2 - Symmetric Stiffened Plate

    Hello, I'm a new ANSYS user and could someone give me some help about this tutorial: https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/SIMULATION/ANSYS+-+Semi-monocoque+shell+-+Problem+Specification I'm trying to replicate it but can't get the same answear in the end. Any advice about what i could do...
  37. I

    Leakage Reactance of a three phase power transformer using Ansys Maxwell

    Hello all; I am trying to calculate leakage reactance of three phase power transformer . I am using Ansys Maxwell final element solution to analyse it. The software gives me total energy and linkages and self and mutual inductances.By using this quantities how can ı compute leankage reactances...
  38. ajbroadbent

    Curved Mesh on Symmetry Boundary in ANSYS Maxwell 3D

    I figured this would be the best place to ask as there doesn't seem to be a FEM/Simulation specific sub-forum here, but I am looking for some help regarding mesh generation in ANSYS Maxwell. I have an array of "micro-needles" that I am applying a voltage to in order to determine the electric...
  39. S

    Stress and Thermal Creep in ANSYS Mechanical

    Just wish to know if there are GOOD EXAMPLES out there on the topics above. I am particularly looking for thermal creep using ANSYS Mechanical Workbench ... Thank you much.
  40. M

    How to use TSRES command in Ansys APDL

    Hello, I have a transient heat transfer analysis question where I heat a plate for a short duration and then evaluate thermal response. The duration of heat pulse occurs for .1 seconds at time t = 1 second and thermal response time I would like to evaluate is 1 minute. I use an Ansys APDL table...
  41. I

    Ansys Maxwell simulation problem

    I am using Ansys 18.2 Maxwell 2D to analyze a transformer by using transient and magnetostatic solvers. Normally the analyses were completed correctly and took time like a half an our . But right now the simulations are comleted suddenly(in few seccond) and there is no error no result and no...
  42. P

    Ansys Maxwell: Boundary definition

    Hello, I am trying to find a Magnetostatic(3D) solution for my design. My design consist of a coil embedded in Ceramic material developed by LTCC technology. I am below queries: 1. Is it important to define a material"Insulating"? How it will affect the Inductance of the system and the...
  43. L

    Vickers Hardness testing simulation on ANSYS

    I have tried to simulate the Vickers hardness on a substrate with a coating on it. I am really struggling to get it to work as the deformation is far too big. I have added the pictures of my model. Is there anyone that can help me with this?
  44. S

    "Lump count inconsistency" error message in ANSYS Maxwell

    Hello there Im really stucked with my model in ansys Maxwell. it has an important error saying the following : [error] Separate operation failed due to lump count inconsistancy. Found 1 lumps instead of expected 20 and I don't really know what does it mean! I have searched all over the...
  45. Ricardo Gomes

    ANSYS - Radiation of a satellite - Surface-to-surface or to-ambient

    Hi all, I'm performing a thermal analysis of a satellite subsystem (antenna). However, I'm having some issues relating to the model that I'm implementing on ANSYS. I've already computed the values for the solar flux, albedo and IR that the satellite is subject and I've applied it to different...
  46. J

    Defining Multi-Linear Isotropic Stress-Strain Curve Ansys WB

    In order to use Solid65 in Ansys workbench for simulating concrete, we shall define the multi-linear isotropic stress-strain curve as well. I have the concrete compression stress-strain data in excel. I would like to ask that how could I get the multi-linear isotropic stress-strain curve in...
  47. Khang Vu

    Ansys Maxwell Magnetic Transient Help

    I am trying to simulate a linear eddy current brake. To do this, I am modeling my brake as a single magnet moving above an aluminum plate. I plan to measure the drag force on this magnet and calculate my braking force as a superposition of single magnets. Here's my current setup: Model: A...
  48. J

    Ansys Workbench Fracture and Cracking Behavior using Solid65

    I am trying to simulate concrete material under three-point bending in Ansys Workbench 16.0. The concrete beam (unnotched) will be under displacement load at the center while as the both ends will be fixed. The design geometry is simple which I have already completed. I ran the simulation using...
  49. M

    Ansys Workbench Static Structural Analysis

    Hello Guys I am New here on the foum Well i am simulating a static structure (Picture attached) on ansys and til now i have a result divergence when i apply different forces. i guess my loads and fixed supports aren't well defined. Please Help i know it s a bit long but please give it some time...