Connecting Analyses in ANSYS Workbench(Illustrated Expression)

In the process of making our analysis in ANSYS®, we need to build up our analysis tree in ANSYS® Workbench. Also, you can do your only individual analysis in ANSYS® by only one analysis system in ANSYS® Workbench. In this text, we will tell you how to combine different analyses in ANSYS® Workbench with each other. You can do your analysis by using another analysis’ solution or mesh or only geometry. You will see that connecting analyses in ANSYS is very simple.

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How to Combine Different Analyses in ANSYS® Workbench?

For example, we took a Static Structural analysis tool by dragging it from the toolbox to the project schematic in ANSYS® Workbench as shown by the green arrow.

And when we intended to take another analysis such as Harmonic Response to project schematic in ANSYS® Workbench, there will placements appear to place your analysis in properly. After that, if you place your analysis in green boxes as shown by red arrows, there will be no connection between the previous analysis and Harmonic Response. So, Harmonic Response analysis will be an individual analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

Selecting a Combining Method for Analysis

But if you place your Harmonic Response analysis in one of the places such as Engineering Data, Geometry, Model, Setup, Solution, etc. like in the blue box, you will build a connection between the previous analysis and Harmonic Response in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining with Engineering Data: Your current analysis will take only the materials data from the previous analysis, you could build your other analysis elements differently compared with the previous analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining with Geometry: Current analysis will take also the geometry of previous analysis along with Engineering Data in ANSYS.

Combining With Model: Your current analysis that you are combining with Static Structural will take Mesh structure of Static Structure analysis along with Geometry and Engineering Data in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining With Setup: The current analysis will take boundary conditions of Static Structural such as forces, links, etc. along with Model, Geometry, and Engineering Data in ANSYS.

Combining With Solution: You will use the extracted solutions of Static Structural analysis as boundary conditions in the current analysis. So you take the Engineering Data, Geometry, Model, and Setup to current analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

Analysis Connection in ANSYS

Similarly, as you can see we could combine Harmonic Response analysis with Static Structural analysis’ Solution section. You can use the solution section of Static Structural analysis as Boundry condition in Harmonic Response’s Setup in ANSYS® Workbench.

But as you can see above, if we try a Random Vibration analysis to take to the project schematic in the blue box, we could not combine Random Vibration analysis with the Setup or Solution section of Static Structure as shown by the blue arrows. This means that we couldn’t use all analyses’ solutions as boundary conditions to another analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

ANSYS® has very good and different capabilities. You can check the related posts about ANSYS® Workbench below.


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