Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of static and dynamic loads on parts, assemblies, and mechanisms in order to avoid failure. Terms such as ‘geometric buckling’ give a vivid picture of what can happen when parts fail. Ideally, simulation-driven design begins early in the product development process and helps find flaws earlier, speeds up design, and improves product quality.
<span style="background-color: #f3f3f3; color: #323b42;">Structural simulation and analysis in CAD modeling offers significant advantages. It improves design quality, reduces costs, and accelerates development. This tool ensures safety, optimizes material usage, and aids in environmental impact reduction. Simulation allows for better visualization, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and design verification. It facilitates innovation and informed decision-making, while providing valuable historical data for future improvements.</span>
Structural simulation and analysis improve collaboration by providing a common digital platform for engineers, designers, and stakeholders to share insights, iterate on designs, and make data-driven decisions.
Structural simulation and analysis allow for in-depth testing and refinement of designs, ensuring they can withstand real-world conditions and stresses. This enhances product durability and minimizes the risk of unexpected failures and recalls.
Structural simulation and analysis help designers identify potential issues early in the development process. Catching issues virtually allows engineers to make informed decisions, reduces project delays, saves resources, and improves product quality.
Designers can incorporate structural analyses using Creo Simulation Live in their design process to adjust components and meet certain requirements.
This incorporation of simulation when designing is less about going into a full range of full-fidelity simulation tools to guide your design decisions and more about using accurate easy-to-use studies that operate in real time, as you edit parts of your design to quickly gauge if something will work or not.
Say you want to run a simulation on a part to see at which point it would fail. If you were using Creo, you'd simply click a tab to move into Creo Ansys Simulation, input reaction loads, define the structural analysis, and run it with a few clicks. You can interrogate the results, make changes, rerun the simulation—no need to recreate it—and be off.
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