Full integration into ANSYS Workbench

ANSYS nCode DesignLife™ software is fully integrated into the ANSYS Workbench platform so users benefit from the combined power of the two systems including shared material models for fatigue in engineering data, easy click-and-drop problem setup, use of parameters for optimization and design exploration.

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Parametric optimization with ANSYS nCode DesignLife in ANSYS Workbench

Easy Analysis Setup with Click and Drag

Structural mechanics results can be combined with multiple lifecycle loadings by employing easy-to-use click-and-drag connections within an intuitive user interface.

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Parametric optimization with ANSYS nCode DesignLife in ANSYS Workbench

Light-Weight Results Viewer

A light-weight results view within the ANSYS Workbench project page enables the visualization of results quickly and efficiently.

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Light weight results viewer available on project page

High-Speed Solver

A large number of cyclic loadings can be applied in a matter of minutes with the high-speed solver within ANSYS nCode DesignLife.  For very large complex models, parallel processing can be used to reduce the elapsed time for calculations. ANSYS nCode DesignLife parallel performance is highly efficient and improves linearly with the number of processors used.

Comprehensive Fatigue Analysis Capabilities

Various forms of analysis are available for short to long cyclic loading including stress-life, strain-life, multi-axial safety factor, high-temperature fatigue and more.

Full Library of Material Models

The nCode material library, integrated within ANSYS Workbench as part of engineering data, can be used for the structural mechanics analysis to ensure that the same material response is represented in the complete simulation.

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Sampling from the ANSYS nCode DesignLife Material Library


Add-On Modules

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Parallel

Since ANSYS nCode DesignLife software can take full advantage of parallel processing, parallel licenses can be utilized to reduce the time required to simulate large models with long life cycle loadings.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Vibration 

This module adds the ability to do vibration fatigue analysis and simulate swept sine and Power Spectral Density (PSD) loadings.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Accelerated Testing

This signal processing package is complementary to the vibration option to accelerate virtual and physical vibration tests.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife Welds

This module provides fatigue life prediction for seam welds and spot welds.