How To Add A Property To Material In ANSYS(Illustrated Explanation)

When we are building out analyses in ANSYS, we need to add a new material property to a material in ANSYS library sometimes. In this content 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.

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How A New Material Property Is Added In ANSYS?

Click on engineering data.

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

Click on engineering data sources

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

Follow the steps.

Select a material group as shown by 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, the all properties will be opened below in ANSYS.

Filter engineerig data and toolboxes

To add a new propety to Gray Cast Iron material, select a property that you want to add from green box above. Close the Filter Engineering Data as shown by red arrow above if you could’nt find your specific property in green box. Then drag your material property to Property tab such as Damping Factor as shown by green arrow above in ANSYS.

Enter your material property value

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

Save the changed properties of material in ANSYS.

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

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