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2008 International ANSYS Conference

Combining the strengths of ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM

Peter R. Barrett, P.E. Vice President CAE Associates


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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM


Challenges of Civil / Structural Engineers today:
Increase Construction efficiency Save Material Costs Extend the life of existing structures Evaluate the Risks of Terrorist Events

Solution
Develop more accurate structural analysis models Develop automated analyses to save design time Perform what if and design optimization tasks to create more effective use of construction materials Use the strengths of ANSYS Workbench and CivilFEM to achieve these goals
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What is CivilFEM?
CivilFEM is an integrated Pre- and Postprocessor to traditional ANSYS developed by ANSYSs Spain distributor INGECIBER

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CAE Associates
CAE Associates is one of the original ANSYS channel partners and a CivilFEM channel partner with unique expertise in Civil Engineering

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Combining the Strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Topics Addressed Comparison of Workbench & CivilFEM Applications where integration makes sense Customization without Programming Sample Case Study Summary

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Comparison of Tool Strengths ANSYS Workbench:


Ease of use Geometry manipulation Graphics speed CAD integration and associativity Robust meshing Loads, BC application Automatic assembly and contact generation. Uses ANSYS for solution.
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ANSYS CivilFEM:
Automated Complex analyses Complex loading Material Models Specialized Postprocessing capabilities Driven interactively or with batch/input scripts Uses ANSYS for solution.

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Workbench / ANSYS/CivilFEM FEA Road Map


CAD System
(ProE,UG,SolidWorks,SolidEdge,Inv entor,CATIA)

Workbench

Black Window ANSYS

geometry + parameters

ANF file (geometry only)

DesignModeler

ANF file (geometry only)

ANSYS/CivilFEM Preprocessor

geometry + parameters

Simulation
Nodes, Elements, BCs, Materials Nodes, Elements, BCs, Materials, ~CivilFEM Command Blocks Nodes, Elements, BCs, Materials, ~CivilFEM commands

ANSYS & ANSYS / CivilFEM Solver


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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Workbench Strengths in Civil Engineering Development of Parametric Geometry models using DesignModeler and/or native CAD Defeaturing of CAD models Robust Meshing Named Selections for easy interface with ANSYS/CivilFEM Easy Accessibility to CivilFEM features via command blocks
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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM

CivilFEM Strengths Nonlinear Bridge Simulation Pre-stressed Concrete Nuclear Applications Geotechnical Applications including tunnelling Built-in Material Models and Code Checking
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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Applications where integration makes sense 3-D Brick/Tet Modeling Design of Experiments and/or Optimization Applications Model Defeaturing Custom Material & Code Checking Required Customization without Programming Accessing full suite of ANSYS and CivilFEM options
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Example Sequential Simulation


Nonlinear Incremental Construction Automated Tunneling

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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM CivilFEM Setup Integrated Codes, Units, Materials

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CivilFEM Materials Command Block Example

CivilFEM Material Library and Units commands Accessed in Workbench via Command Block

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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Complex Material Laws Concrete Cracking for Example

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Simple Beam Example Using DesignModeler a 3-d Parametric I-Beam Model is created. Ex. Parameters Flange Geom.
Depth Thickness

Web thickness Beam Ht

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Simple Beam Example Example Command Block used to activate CivilFEM modules, define the CivilFEM working units and define material properties for the IBeam

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Simple Beam Example Command Block is listed in the DS.DAT file:

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Simple Beam Example Example List of Material Properties

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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Workbench Parametric Model Results Postprocess in WB Stresses Deflections Section Cuts

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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM


Example Beam Results from CivilFEM Shear Peak Stress Section Data

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CivilFEM Post Accessed via Command Blocks in Workbench

Postprocessing of Solids for Design checking using CivilFEM Solids to Shells Automation via Command Blocks:
SD2SH, NodeComp, ElemComp, SHVTXNUM, SHPRONUM, MatReinf, CoverIn, CoverOut, Th, TolTh

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CivilFEM Post Accessed via Command Blocks in Workbench

Code Checking for Concrete Sections

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CivilFEM Module Example - Seismic Analysis

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Combining the strengths of Workbench and ANSYS/CivilFEM Current Capabilities of Workbench make it easy to access material laws from CivilFEM Current WB allows for all CivilFEM features to be accessed via Command Blocks Current CivilFEM allows a majority of its capabilities to be accessed via commands Models are easily passed to ANSYS / CivilFEM More automated Integration is expected after the release of WB2!

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