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CAE Associates ANSYS e-Learning Series Managing Material Property Data with the Workbench Engineering Data Manager Steve
CAE Associates ANSYS e-Learning
Series
Managing Material
Property Data with the
Workbench Engineering
Data Manager
Steve Hale
CAE Associates, Inc.
© 2012 CAE Associates
Introduction
Introduction
  • Objectives:

Provide an overview of the Engineering Data manager.

Demonstrate the procedure for using the Engineering Data manager to enter, store, view, organize, and import material property data.

  • Why?

To enter critical material property data. To organize and share material property data. Speed up the analysis process and improve work flow

Material Properties 2
Material Properties
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Introduction
Introduction
  • What is the Engineering Data Manager?

It is a tool for defining, storing, and organizing material properties. Can use properties stored in material libraries. Properties can be saved to libraries for use in other Workbench projects.

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POLL
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Demonstration
Demonstration
  • Model: Fan and case thermal-structural analysis

Cyclically symmetric sector model

  • Define different material properties for the fan/rotor and for the case

Fan/rotor: Aluminum properties temperature-dependent Case: Steel (Modified properties from an existing library)

Demonstration  M o d e l : F an an d case thermal - s
Demonstration  M o d e l : F an an d case thermal - s
Material Properties
Material Properties
  • The Engineering Data application is native to the Workbench environment.

Engineering Data can be added as a standalone or as part of an Analysis System.

Material Properties  Th e Engineering D a t a application i s na ti ve

Standalone Component

Material Properties  Th e Engineering D a t a application i s na ti ve

Included in Analysis System

Material Properties
Material Properties
  • The Engineering Data display is controlled by two icons on th e t oolbar:

Material Properties  Th e E ng i neer i ng D a t a di
  • The Physics Filter

Material Properties  Th e E ng i neer i ng D a t a di

toggles between displaying all

materials/properties and displaying only materials/properties relevant to

the active analysis system.

  • The Data Source/Project toggle Sources display.

Material Properties  Th e E ng i neer i ng D a t a di

controls the Engineering Data

Engineering Data Sources = Material Libraries Can add library materials to the Project

Engineering Data Source (Material Library) Workbench Project 6
Engineering Data Source
(Material Library)
Workbench Project
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Material Properties
Material Properties
  • The Engineering Data application in Data Source view:

Data Sources (material libraries) Property Table Toolbox Individual Materials Property Chart Material Properties 7
Data Sources
(material libraries)
Property Table
Toolbox
Individual Materials
Property
Chart
Material Properties
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Material Properties  The Engineering Data Table:
Material Properties
The Engineering Data Table:

These are the materials that are available for use in the analysis.

Materials available for the current analysis 8
Materials available for the current analysis
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Material Properties
Material Properties
  • ANSYS supplies a number of material libraries shown above. New user defined libraries may be added by entering a name and a location for the library file.

  • Materials can be added to the Favorites area from multiple data sources making it a custom library available in every project.

Material Properties  ANSYS supp li es a num b er o f ma t er
Material Properties 
Material Properties

The Toolbox provides numerous material property definitions that can be added to new or existing materials.

To modify materials in existing libraries, the library must first be unlocked.

Materials can be modified or added to the library. Materials from other libraries can be added.

Material Properties  The Toolbox provides numerous material p ro p ert y definitions that can
Material Properties
Material Properties
  • Other info:

Material Property import is available with Inventor, ProEngineer and NX.

Materials imported from CAD will appear in the “Engineering Data” item of the analysis system.

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Summary and Conclusions
Summary and Conclusions
  • The Engineering Data Manager provides a powerful tool for defining, organizing, and storing material properties.

A great variety of material models are available in the Toolbox menu.

Material data can be stored in libraries which can be accessed in any project.

Properties can be temperature dependent and will be plotted for review.

To use Materials in a project, materials must be added to the Engineering Data table.

Summary and Conclusions  Th e E ng i neer i ng D a t a
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CAE Associates ANSYS e-Learning Series
CAE Associates ANSYS e-Learning Series
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