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How To Assign Materials To Different Parts In ANSYS

In this article, we will show how to assign material from ANSYS® Material Library or material created by you from ANSYS® Engineering Data Sources. You can have lots of parts and assemblies to analyze in ANSYS® Mechanical. So you can assign different materials to these parts in ANSYS® Mechanical. In this text, we will show you how to do assign different materials in ANSYS Mechanical interface.


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How to assign different materials to different parts in ANSYS® Mechanical?(Illustrated Expression)

First off you need to select the materials from Engineering Data to assign these materials to the parts that will be opened in ANSYS® Mechanical. So double click on the Engineering Data as shown by the blue arrow below.

Click on engineering data
Selecting materials in Engineerign Data Sources in ANSYS® Workbench

Click on Engineering Data Sources as shown by the blue box above and select your material library that that material that you want to use in ANSYS® Mechanical as shown by the red box, then select the materials that you will use in ANSYS® Mechanical by clicking on little plus buttons as shown by red arrows.

Adding various materials to assign in ANSYS® Mechanical.

So close from the Engineering Data Sources section then click on the Model as shown by the red arrow below to open ANSYS® Mechanical to assign these selected materials to the parts.

The whole materials are selected by you as you can see. You can use these materials in ANSYS® Mechanical.

Assigning material to different parts in ANSYS® Mechanical.

In the interface of ANSYS® Mechanical, you need to open your geometry tab as shown by the red box above then you could select your assembly geometries individually to assign different materials inside the ANSYS® Mechanical interface.

As you can see you can assign materials from the section as shown by the red arrow, and also you can see the default materials are assigned as Structural Steel which is a default material in ANSYS® Mechanical.


You can assign different materials as shown in the blue box. In the blue box, the whole materials could be seen that selected by you in the engineering data in ANSYS® Workbench. The whole stuff about assigning different materials to different parts in ANSYS® Mechanical is like that.

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NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used in educative and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

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