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How To Add A Property To Materials In ANSYS®(Illustrated Explanation)

When we are building out analyses in ANSYS®, we need to add a new material property to material in the ANSYS® library sometimes. In this context, we will show you how to add a new property in ANSYS® Engineering Data. You could add a new property to your material or ANSYS® material by following the steps that we introduced here.


How A New Material Property Is Added In ANSYS®?

Click on engineering data.

To add a new material property to material in ANSYS®, first, double click on the Engineering Data of analysis as shown by the red arrow above in ANSYS®.

Click on engineering data sources

Click on the Engineering Data Sources above tab shown by a red arrow after double-clicking on Engineering Data to add a property to material in ANSYS®.

Follow the steps.

Select a material group as shown by the red box above then tick on the green box selection to add a material property in ANSYS®.

Select the material.

For example, we want to add a new property to Gray Cast Iron, click on the Gray Cast Iron, all properties will be opened below in ANSYS®.

Filter engineerig data and toolboxes.

To add a new property to Gray Cast Iron material, select a property that you want to add from the green box above. Close the Filter Engineering Data as shown by the red arrow above if you couldn’t find your specific property in the green box. Then drag your material property to the Property tab such as Damping Factor as shown by the green arrow above in ANSYS®.

Enter your material property value.

As you can see you could enter a value to the dragged material property in the red box above. The damping ratio is a dimensionless value, so there no unit of it. If you add a material property that has a unit, you can select a unit for it.

Save the changed properties of the material in ANSYS®.

After you are done with adding material properties to a material, you need to click on the Save button shown by the green arrow above to save your adjustments in ANSYS®. Then close from the Engineering Data to complete the material property adding process in ANSYS®.


Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about adding new properties to ANSYS® Workbench materials.

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