Our Productivity Tools can assist you in making informed design decisions, optimizing bolts and welds, and automating report writing. These tools are integrated into Ansys Mechanical, allowing you to efficiently set up, solve, and visualize bolt and weld results. With the Productivity Tools, you can test various engineering concepts for complex loading scenarios and quickly obtain results, rather than struggling to do so.
Tools for creating and post processing rivets and bolts inside Mechanical without the need of bolt CAD parts. Simple beam bolts or advanced solid bolts with thread interaction and frictional contacts are created based on standard or user defined templates. Bolt and rivet strength according to Eurocode 3, AISC 360-16 or other user defined criteria. Bolt fatigue and cumulative damage according to Eurocode 3. Automatic bolt report with all details of design values and utilization.
Tools for creating and post processing welds inside Mechanical on both shell and solid models without the need of weld CAD parts. Weld strength according to Eurocode 3, AISC 360-16 or other user defined criteria including automatic weld sizing. Weld fatigue based on linearized stress, nominal, hot-spot and effective notch method with S-N curves from IIW, Eurocode 3 & 9, DNV or user defined curves. Automatic weld report with all details for design values and utilization.
Create an engineering report direct from your Mechanical model using your company’s Word template or as a html report. Advanced formatting features to select content, figures and reference to parameters and summary tables. When updating the model and solution the new report is just one click away. Batch report feature to create a report for each design point in a parameter study.
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How Our Productivity Tools Solve Common Simulation Pains
Time to market
Speed up Time to Market with custom features for pre and post processing bolts and welds including reporting. Defining bolts/welds without CAD, with bolt/weld utilization plotted on the model. Specific bolt/weld reports can be generated with a single button click.
Avoid Human Errors by replacing manual repetitive work in pre and post processing with tailored apps and features. Get recommended settings and automatic evaluation with no manual bookkeeping of data. Results displayed in easy-to-understand quantities such as Life, Safety factor, Utilization.
The Productivity Tools have a unified workflow for consistent output independent of user to avoid a Diversified Team. Inputs and outputs are immediately identified by clear property names, automatic result reports and detailed documentation.
The Productivity Tools have an open API to allow for Customization. Implement your custom bolt designs, Evaluation Criteria, report templates etc. Results are plotted on the geometry and easy to read automatic reports gives all the details.
Strength and fatigue analysis of bolts and welds according to e.g. Eurocode 3, IIW, AWS, DNV or Custom codes. Results plotted on the model for all bolts/welds for individual or maximum over all load steps. Automatic report of bolt/weld properties and results including all details of dimensional strength values and maximum stress details.
Quickly manage design point studies and optimization for bolts and welds without CAD and mesh update. Find min allowed weld sized or max weld utilization for all welds and all load cases in one result. Find max bolt utilization for all bolts, all load cases and all criteria in one result. Test to see how different bolt class influence the result.
Automatic Report creation using customer Word template. Report is updated in real time, if a new geometry or load is analyzed in a design point study. Report is a true image of analysis, good for third party analysis review.
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