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Ansys Mechanical Premium

Advanced nonlinear stress simulations and comprehensive linear dynamics
ANSYS Mechanical Premium uses the ANSYS Mechanical interface to deliver powerful finite element modeling capabilities in a way that you can use to make real structural engineering decisions. Mechanical Premium gives you access to the ANSYS Mechanical solver with incredible scalability, wide industry adoption and superb support from a broad base of engineers around the globe. Features include support for:
Linear dynamics
Finding natural vibration frequencies, responses to harmonic loads and understanding behavior during transportation (random or PSD vibration) or events such as earthquakes (seismic response) gives you the ability to accurately predict how designs will work in dynamic environments. Including pre-loading adds more fidelity and means that self-weighted, bolted assemblies — or even squealing brakes — can be simulated.
Moving beyond linear, elastic materials, you can simulate the behavior of materials as they undergo plastic or even hyperelastic deformation (materials like rubber and neoprene). Nonlinear simulation also takes into account contact and large deflection of parts moving around relative to each other, either with or without friction.
Simulations with many moving parts can be challenging to simulate and understand. Being able to quickly account for complex joints and part interactions using rigid body dynamics enables you to make design decisions with confidence.
Thermal modeling
Simulating heat conduction, convection and radiation across assemblies enables you to predict the temperature of components, which can then be used to examine induced stresses and deformations. Mechanical Premium enables you to read in power losses or calculated temperatures from other analysis systems or files, which means that CFD or electromagnetic simulations can be a starting point for thermal analysis. It is also possible to account for fluid flow through pipes and heat generated from friction between parts. All of these capabilities give you more accurate simulations and better results.


Linear Dynamics

Model, harmonic, spectrum, random and rotordynamic analyses enable you to understand how natural frequencies, forced vibration, seismic events and transportation vibrations in different environments might affect structures.

Material Models

For nonlinear material properties, Mechanical can simulate hyperelasticity for rubber-like materials and rate-dependent plasticity under loading.

 Rigid Body Dynamics/Motion

Simulate mechanical motion by modeling joints, both perfect and imperfect, and defining stiffness of bushes and bearings for both rigid body and flexible systems.

 High-Performance Computing

Contact detection, mesh generation and solving all benefit from ever increasing core counts. ANSYS simulations can be distributed over 1,000 compute cores to accelerate time to solution.

 Trace Mapping

Accurate simulation of printed circuit boards (PCBs) requires accounting for the metal traces and dielectric regions. You can automatically map trace metal onto PCB geometry with Mechanical Premium.


Analyze the interaction of different physics phenomena to better simulate real-world conditions. Example interactions : Fluid-structure interaction (one-way), Thermal-Structure interaction (sequential), Other interactions through external data.