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How To Connect Different Analyses In ANSYS® Workbench(Illustrated Expression)

In the process of making our analysis in ANSYS®, we need to build up our analysis tree in ANSYS® Workbench. Also, you can do your only individual analysis in ANSYS® by only one analysis system in ANSYS® Workbench. In this text, we will tell you how to combine different analyses in ANSYS® Workbench to each other. You can do your analysis by using another analysis’ solution or mesh or only geometry.


How To Combine Different Analyses In ANSYS® Workbench?

Taking an analysis to Ansys® Project Schematic.

For example, we took a Static Structural analysis tool by dragging from the toolbox to project schematic in Ansys® Workbench as shown by the green arrow.

ANSYS® Workbench analysis connection.

And when we intended to take another analysis such as Harmonic Response to project schematic in ANSYS® Workbench, there will placements appear to place your analysis in properly. If you place your analysis in green boxes as shown by red arrows, there will be no connection between the previous analysis and Harmonic Response. Harmonic Response analysis will be an individual analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

But if you place your Harmonic Response analysis to the one of the places such as Engineering Data, Geometry, Model, Setup, Solution etc. like in blue box, you will build a connection between previous analysis and Harmonic Response in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining with Engineering Data: Your current analysis will take only the materials data from previous analysis, you could build your other analysis elements differently compared with previous analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining with Geometry: Your current analysis will take also the geometry of previous analysis along with Engineering Data in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining With Model: Your current analysis that you are combining with Static Structural will take Mesh structure of Static Structure analysis along with Geometry and Engineering Data in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining With Setup: Your current analysis will take boundary conditions of Static Structural such as forces, links, etc. along with Model, Geometry, and Engineering Data in ANSYS® Workbench.

Combining With Solution: The extracted solutions of Static Structural analysis will be used as boundary conditions in the current analysis. So Engineering Data, Geometry, Model and Setup will be taken to current analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.

Connected analyses in ANSYS® Workbench.

As you can see we could combine Harmonic Response analysis with Static Structural analysis’ Solution section. The solution section of Static Structural analysis used as Boundry condition in Harmonic Response’s Setup in ANSYS® Workbench.

Connection with setup and solutions of an analysis in ANSYS®.

But as you can see above, if a Random Vibration analysis is tried to take to the project schematic in the blue box, we could not combine Random Vibration analysis with Setup or Solution section of Static Structure as shown by blue arrows. This means that we couldn’t use all analyses’ solutions as boundary conditions to another analysis in ANSYS® Workbench.


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NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

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