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How To Add A Material To An Analysis In ANSYS®(Illustrated Explanation)

Adding materials to analyses that we will do in Mechanical very basic and important thing. Generally, you can use different materials for your different assembly parts in ANSYS®. In this text, you will find information about how to add different kinds of materials to your Mechanical analyses in ANSYS®. Selecting a proper material for your analysis is a very important thing in ANSYS® and also you can create your own materials in ANSYS Workbench.


How To Add Different Materials In ANSYS®?

Click on engineering data.

To select materials for your analysis in ANSYS®, click on Engineering Data on your analysis on Workbench as shown by the red arrow above

Click on engineering data sources.

To show the whole materials in the ANSYS® library, click on the Engineering Data Sources as shown by the red arrow above.

ANSYS® Material Library.

These are the whole materials inside ANSYS® that are defined. Also, this list will have created materials by you. Just click on one of these material libraries to select your material around them.

Follow the steps…

For example, I selected the General Material library as shown by the red box above then I selected the Concrete material inside this material library as shown by the green box. To add this Concrete material to the analysis, just click on the plus button as shown by the green arrow above.

If you add a material to the ANSYS® analyses from Engineering Data, a little book appears next to these materials. As you can see from the green box, you could add multiple materials to your analysis in ANSYS®.


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