How To Edit Material Properties In ANSYS(Illustrated Exression)

ANSYS has very good material library that users could use these default materials in their different analyses. Bu sometimes you need to use different material charachteristics in your analyses in ANSYS or you need to add another material properties to ANSYS materials. In this content, we will tell you how to change or add materials properties of ANSYS materials. You can do it by followin the steps the we introduced to you.


How A Material Property Is Changed In ANSYS?

Click on Engineering Data

To open the material library and the material section of ANSYS, double click on Engineering Data as shown by red arrow above in ANSYS.

Click on Engineering Data Sources

To change a material property or add a material property in ANSYS, click on the Engineering Data Sources tab as shown by red arrow in Engineering Data in ANSYS.

Make the material library editable

For example you want to change a material’s property in General Materials sublibrary in ANSYS as in red box above, tick the shown place by green box in the red box in ANSYS.

Edit your material property.

In general materials, you want to change the properties of Gray Cast Iron,  click on that material as shown by green arrow, as you can see the properties of Gray Cast Iron is changable as shown in green box. You can change the value of a material property by entering a value and by adjusting a unit of it from properties tab.

Also you can adjust a property that changing with temperature by forming a table of it in ANSYS.

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