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Geometric Nonlinearity  
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Linear material models  ● 
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Contact Modeling  
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Friction  ● 
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Advanced Analysis  
Rotordynamics  ● 
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Component mode synthesis  ● 
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Cyclic symmetry analysis  ● 
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Rezoning  ● 
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Interactive prep/post and solution  ● 

Remapping in space  ● 

Remapping solution methods  ● 

Mass scaling  ● 
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Dezoning  ● 

Part activation and deactivation  ● 

Part addition/removal during a simulation  ● 

Erosion based on multiple criteria  ● 
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Thermal Modeling  
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Fluid Dynamics Modeling Capabilities 

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Heat transfer  ● 
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Viscoelasticity  ● 

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Rotating equipment (MRF/frozenrotor)  ● 
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External radiation  ● 
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Solar radiation and load  ● 
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Species modeling  ● 
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Particle tracking (with mass)  ● 
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Coupled discrete phase modeling  ● 
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Acoustics (source export)  ● 
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Acoustics (noise prediction)  ● 

Chemical reaction  ● 

Combustion  ● 
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Multiphase (Eulerian)  ● 
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Internal optimization for flow  ● 
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Specialty extrusion models  ● 

Specialty blow molding models  ● 

Specialty fiber spinning models  ● 

Specialty fuel cell models  
Solver Options  
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Electromagnetics – Low Frequency  
Electrostatics  ● 
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DC insulator field  ● 

Magnetostatics  ● 
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Adaptive field mesh  ● 

AC harmonic magnetic  ● 
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Electric transient  ● 
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Ion optics  ● 

Magnetic Transient  
Rigid motion visualization  ● 

Translational motion  ● 
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Rotational motion  ● 
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Doublelayer rotational motion  ● 

Cylindrical motion  ● 

Automatic matching boundaries  ● 

Winding definition  ● 

Automatic coil connections across boundaries  ● 

Advanced circuit coupling with ANSYS Simplorer^{®}  ● 

Circuit coupling with adaptive time stepping  ● 

Advanced Material Characteristics  
Nonlinear anisotropic materials  ● 

Functional magnetization direction  ● 

Advanced permanent magnet demagnetization modeling  ● 

Nonlinear magnetization characteristics  ● 

Core loss modeling  ● 

Automatic project creation using UDPs  ● 

Insulation sheet to model cracks  ● 

Electromagnetics – High Frequency  
Frequency domain analysis  ● 

Time domain analysis  ● 

Eigenmode analysis  ● 

Integral equation analysis  ● 

Hybrid fi nite element integral equation analysis  ● 

Wave port excitation  ● 

Lumped port excitation  ● 

Floquet excitations  ● 

Plane wave excitation  ● 

Hertzian dipole excitation  ● 

Cylindrical wave excitation  ● 

Gaussian beam excitation  ● 

Linear antenna excitation  ● 

Linked farfield excitation  ● 

Linked nearfield excitation  ● 

Voltage source excitation  ● 

Current source excitation  ● 

Magnetic bias excitation  ● 

Modal solutions  ● 

Terminal solutions  ● 

Perfect electric conductor boundary  ● 

Perfect magnetic conductor boundary  ● 

Finite conductivity boundaries  ● 

Impedance boundary  ● 

Layered impedance boundary  ● 

RLC boundary  ● 

Radiation boundary  ● 

Symmetry boundary  ● 

Master/slave boundary  ● 

Screening impedance boundary  ● 

Perfectly matched layer boundary  ● 

Frequencydependent materials  ● 

Field calculation inside conductive materials  ● 

Discretefrequency sweep type  ● 

Fastfrequency sweep type  ● 

Interpolating sweep frequency sweep type  ● 

Zero, first, second and mixedorder element types  ● 

True curvilinear mesh elements  ● 

Fully automated meshing  ● 

Fully automated adaptive mesh refinement  ● 

S,Y, Z matrix results  ● 

Propagation constant results  ● 

E, H, J, P field results  ● 

Field calculator  ● 

Iterative matrix solver  ● 

Direct matrix solver  ● 

Distributed frequency sweep solver capability  ● 

Distributed model solution capability  ● 

Antenna parameter calculation  ● 

Infinite antenna array calculation  ● 

Finite antenna array calculation  ● 

Radar cross section calculation  ● 

Frequency selective surface calculation  ● 

Metamaterial calculation  ● 

Specifi c absorption rate calculation  ● 

EMI/EMC calculation  ● 

Imported geometry healing  ● 

Fully scriptable  ● 

Link to ANSYS Mechanical  ● 

Dynamic link to Ansoft Designer^{®}  ● 

Link to ANSYS SIwave™  ● 

Link to ANSYS Simplorer  ● 

Coupled Physics (Sometimes requires two or more products) 

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Modeling Capabilities  
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Meshing Capabilities  
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Cut cell Cartesian meshing  ● 

Curvilinear elements  ● 
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