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Introduction to ANSYS nCode DesignLife

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Lecture 3: Workbench/DesignLife
Integration
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Agenda
Review Workbench interface

Discuss accessing ANSYS nCode DesignLife

Discuss transferring data from ANSYS Mechanical to DesignLife

Explain management of DesignLife files

Review DesignLife material library

Discuss interaction of ANSYS nCode DesignLife and Workbench
Parameter Manager



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Workbench Overview
Workbench is the interface used to host ANSYS products and
interact with CAD systems and other third-party software

Workbench environment supports two types of applications
native applications that run within the Workbench window
Parameter Manager, Engineering Data, etc.
data integrated applications that open in a separate window
ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS nCode DesignLife, etc.
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Workbench Environment
Workbench environment is divided into 2 primary sections
Toolbox
Project Schematic
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Toolbox
Analysis Systems
predefined analysis templates

Component Systems
individual applications used to build analysis systems

Custom Systems
predefined coupled-field analysis systems

Design Exploration
parameter manager
optimization tools
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Project Schematic
Project schematic contains a graphical representation of the workflow
toolbox entities are dropped into project schematic to create workflow
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Accessing DesignLife
ANSYS nCode DesignLife is accessed from WB project page
7 pre-defined DesignLife workflows are stored in the Toolbox
can be used as-is or modified
user-defined DesignLife workflows can be added to the Toolbox
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Accessing DesignLife
To share Engineering Data and transfer Mechanical results, drop a
DesignLife Analysis System onto the Solution cell of the Mechanical
system

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Transferring WB Data to DesignLife
When DesignLife system is linked to Engineering Data cell of
Mechanical system, ANSYS nCode DesignLife opens ds.dat file and
reads
unit system
material information
Named Selections (optional)


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Transferring WB Data to DesignLife
When DesignLife system is linked to Solution cell of Mechanical
system, ANSYS nCode DesignLife opens the file.rst file and reads
node information (numbers, locations, etc.)
element information (connectivity, attributes, etc.)
stresses/strains

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File Management
Workbench uses a project file, project directory, and a group of
subdirectories to manage files associated with a project
ANSYS nCode DesignLife files are fully managed by WB

When project is saved, project file (.wbpj) and project directory with
same name are created
subdirectories are created under the project directory
including a subdirectory containing the DesignLife files
DesignLife database
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Project Archive File
Archive utility generates compressed file that contains all project files
accessed through the File menu
stored in zip format (.wbpz)
can be unzipped using the Restore Archive . . . utility
ANSYS nCode DesignLife files are included in the archive




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nCode Material Library
nCode material library is integrated into Engineering Data
if nCode library is not exposed, pick add new library button and browse
to find nCode_matml.xml file
location may vary depending on system


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Parameter Manager
ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS nCode DesignLife share the WB
Parameter Manager









Fatigue life and damage can be passed as parameters from
DesignLife to the WB Parameter Manager
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Summary
ANSYS nCode DesignLife is integrated into the Workbench platform
7 pre-defined DesignLife workflows are stored in the Toolbox
user-defined DesignLife workflows can be added to the Toolbox
nCode DesignLife material library integrated into Engineering Data
ANSYS nCode DesignLife files are fully managed by WB
stored in project archive
DesignLife shares the WB Parameter Manager