ANSYS User's Group
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
[This is across the
street, downhill from the previous ANSYS HQ building]
Exit off I-79 at Exit 48 (Southpointe/Hendersonville).
Turn into the Southpointe Complex on Southpointe Blvd.
Follow Southpointe Blvd to Technology Drive, approx. 1 mile and at 3rd traffic
signal, turn RIGHT on Technology Drive.
of Plastics & Rubber, ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit, Modeling of a
Quenching Process, Additive Engineering
|8:30 - 9:00 am
Bring your own
Opening/Welcome from officers and
|9:00 am - noon
||"Testing, Modeling and Validation for Plastics & Rubber
Simulation in ANSYS," by Hubert Lobo, and Brian Croop from DatapointLabs Technical Center for Materials
Plastics exhibit non-linear viscoelastic behavior followed by a
combination of deviatoric and volumetric plastic deformation until
failure. Capturing these phenomena correctly in simulation presents a
challenge because of limitations in commonly used material models. We
follow an approach where we outline the general behavioral phenomena,
then prescribe material models for handling different phases of plastics
deformation. Edge cases will then be covered to complete the picture.
Topics to be addressed include: Using elasto-plasticity; When to use
hyperelasticity; Brittle polymers – filled plastics; Failure modes to
consider; Criteria for survival; Choosing materials; Spatial
non-isotropy from injection molding; Importance of residual stress;
Visco-elastic and creep effects; Strain-rate effects for drop test and
crash simulations; Fitting material data to FEA material models. The use
of mid-stage validation as a tool to confirm the quality of simulation
before use in real-life applications.
- Using elasto-plasticity;
- When to use hyperelasticity;
- Brittle polymers – filled plastics;
- Failure modes to consider;
- Criteria for survival;
- Choosing materials;
- Spatial non-isotropy from injection molding;
- Importance of residual stress;
- Viscoelastic and creep effects;
- Strain-rate effects for drop test and crash simulations;
- Fitting material data to FEA material models; and
- Using mid-stage validation as a tool to confirm the quality of
Presentations to view:
Hubert Lobo is founder of DatapointLabs Technical
Center for Materials, and Brian Croop is the Laboratory Director.
The two recently co-authored Determination and Use of Material
Properties for Finite Element Analysis, describing the state of the
art in material testing for CAE, which is now available from
|noon - 1:00pm
|| Discussion / LUNCH
and Grilled Chicken Tenders, Wild Rice Pilaf, Baked Ziti With Marinara
Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Tossed Salad With Dressings, Brownies,
Assorted Soft Drinks
|1:00 - 1:40 pm
"The ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT)," by
Mohamed Senousy, ANSYS Inc.
The ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) is a package of
tools that enables the end user to customize ANSYS tools. ACT provides
the end user simple programming-level access to main components of the
products (e.g., GUI, mesh, geometry, boundary conditions, etc.) in a
Python programming environment. These specialized interfaces can
simplify and standardize many actions. This session explains the basic
functions and uses of ACT. It discusses implementation and provides
|1:40 - 2:00 pm
|2:00 - 2:40 pm
||"Modeling of a Quenching Process," by Peiran
Ding, ANSYS Inc.
The diffusional and martensitic phase transformation models and a
multi-phase mechanical model have been implemented in the commercial
heat treatment package ANSYS DANTE. In this development, DANTE is
successfully linked with ANSYS user subroutines to predict the material
responses during austenitization, carburization and quench hardening
processes. A user friendly interface is developed in ANSYS WB to setup
the heat treatment models. A 3D gear component made of carburized AISI
8620 is used to demonstrate the capability of the software, including
the histories of phase transformations, in-process stress evolutions,
residual stresses, and distortion.
|2:40 - 3:20 pm
||"Additive Engineering," by Steve Pilz, ANSYS Inc.
In the Age of Additive Manufacturing, Who Does Design?
Additive Manufacturing has exploded recently in the media, but what
is real, and what is hype?
Is the technology limited to plastic parts, or are viable metal
solutions available today?
Who stands to gain the most from this disruptive technology, and how
should one go about exploiting the incredible design freedoms that
Additive Manufacturing enable?
Finally, what is ANSYS doing in the area to get it's users ready for
this new manufacturing reality?
For Steve's presentation:
click here (2.0 MB)
Cost and Registration:
per meeting. The meeting fee MUST be paid in advance using
Reservations must be made by October 17, 2016. After that date, the Eventbrite site will close for
If you find you must cancel your
registration, Eventbrite will have the ability to process such requests.
Treasurer: Nicole Skias, Eriez Manufacturing
(814) 835-6311 email@example.com
Chairman: Dave Johnson, Penn State Erie (814)