ANSYS structural analysis software allows engineers to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) tools available in its Mechanical suite, engineers can customize and automate solutions for their structural mechanics problems and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios.

Having seamless capabilities to connect easily to other physics analysis, ANSYS structural analysis software is used throughout the industry to optimize design.

ANSYS Structure

More About ANSYS Structure

  • ANSYS Mechanical suite is a comprehensive FEA analysis (finite element) tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies.
  • Product provides a complete set of elements behavior, material models and equation solvers for a wide range of mechanical design problems. In addition, ANSYS Mechanical offers thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustic, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermo-electric analysis.

Applications of ANSYS Structure

ANSYS structural analysis software suite enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With finite element analysis (FEA) tools, you can customize and automate your simulations, and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios. ANSYS structural mechanics software easily connects to other physics analysis tools, providing even greater realism in predicting the behavior and performance of complex products.

ANSYS Mechanical included all the capabilities an engineer needs to perform strength analysis of any structure. The response of the structure can be measured in terms or displacement, stress or strain on an assembly including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies. It has the ability to account for bolt-loading, stress caused by temperature variation and physical loads such as pressure, forces, moments, accelerations and displacements.

Thermal management is a key concern in product design as the Internet of Things, wearable electronics and other product design trends condense heat-generating electrical components into smaller and smaller packages. ANSYS tools provide an environment for highly-accurate thermal simulation, including convection, radiation and conduction loads, as well as the effect of power losses and thermal energy from friction and other external sources.

Mechanical systems often contain complex assemblies of interconnected parts, such as suspension assemblies in ground vehicles, robotics in manufacturing processes and landing gear in aircraft, Simulating the movement these systems is expensive, both in time and computational resources. ANSYS Rigid Body Dynamics provides a faster, less expensive and more efficient solution in the highly productive and easy to use ANSYS Mechanical.

Composite materials provide new solutions — and new challenges — for manufacturers looking for stronger, lighter and innovative materials. ANSYS Composite PrepPost, part of ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise, software provides all the tools necessary for finite element analysis of layered composite structures.

ANSYS Design Xplorer enables you to model multiple design parameters, different loading, and changes in environmental conditions in less than the time it takes to build a single physical prototype. Tools to identify then impact of each parameter and include manufacturing variability through 6 sigma methods. It enables you perform all your simulation in a single environment, ensuring the best design for any condition.

ANSYS Mechanical gives you the tools you need to take advantage of new manufacturing methods like additive manufacturing. The optimal shape of a part is often organic and counterintuitive; ANSYS topology optimization technology lets you specify where supports and loads are located on a volume of material and lets the software find the best shape. You can now easily perform lightweighting of structures, extract CAD shapes and quickly verify the optimized design.

ANSYS Mechanical simulations helps engineers understand how their structure will respond to vibrations from against vibrational loads such as brake squeal, earthquakes, transport, and acoustic and harmonics. ANSYS Mechanical either in single physic or multiphysics simulations helps you to overcome your toughest vibration challenges.

Vibration and fatigue can severely impact maintenance costs and the life span of your products. ANSYS Mechanical solution and ANSYS nCode DesignLife analysis provide the integrated tools needed to identify potential vibration, mechanical and thermomechanical fatigue hotspots and improve product durability.

The design requirements for offshore structures can differ greatly from traditional land-based constructions. ANSYS Mechanical provides the tools for accurately simulating the load and effects of waves, currents and wind based phenomena. You can define the level of detail you need, from simplified models for truss type structures to high fidelity simulations that include all aspects of the wave, tide and current loading.

Damage caused by collision or harsh environmental conditions can shorten a product’s life span, inflict warranty and repair expenses and incur liability risks. ANSYS structural analysis tools enable you to simulate mechanical, explicit dynamics and rigid body dynamics models to identify potential product deformation or damage after impact.

Parallel processing with ANSYS HPC can significantly reduce solution time from days to hours, and makes possible large and extremely complex virtual models that were previously unfeasible. Designers can evaluate more design iterations in less time, speeding design optimization. Flexible and scalable licensing helps make HPC available to companies of any size.

Additive manufacturing is a method of fabricating complex parts layer-by- layer from a 3-D model. ANSYS additive manufacturing simulations help you to optimize your design for 3-D printing, determine any potential stresses or distortions in the design so they can be corrected upfront, and predict the microstructure of the part based on the thermal history during fabrication. Simulation eliminates trial and error and gives you confidence that the part can be successfully built the first time with sound structural properties.

Flagship Products

ANSYS structural analysis software is used throughout the industry to enable engineers to optimize their product designs and reduce the costs of physical testing.


ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise is the flagship mechanical engineering software solution that uses finite element analysis (FEA) for structural analysis using the ANSYS Mechanical interface.


ANSYS Mechanical Premium uses the ANSYS Mechanical interface to deliver powerful finite element modeling capabilities in a way that you can use to make real structural engineering decisions.


ANSYS Mechanical Pro adds more features to the capabilities of ANSYS DesignSpace. It has the same user interface as DesignSpace, resulting in a fast learning experience and greater productivity.

Featured Products

These products provide purpose driven solutions in the field of Structures with tools to evaluate and provide accurate solution to the relative field of FEA.

Additive Manufacturing Simulation

ANSYS offers a complete simulation workflow for additive manufacturing (AM) that allows you to transition your R&D efforts for metal Addictive Manufacturing into a successful manufacturing operation.


ANSYS Autodyn simulates the response of materials to short duration severe loadings from impact, high pressure or explosions. It is best suited for simulating large material deformation or failure.


ANSYS LS-DYNA is the most commonly used explicit simulation program, capable of simulating theresponse of materials to short periods of severe loading. Elements are contact formulations and other controls


ANSYS nCode DesignLife works with ANSYS Mechanical to reliably evaluate fatigue life. Using the results of finite element analysis (FEA) from ANSYS Mechanical, it calculates stresses and strains.


ANSYS DesignSpace is a tried and tested structural analysis solution for engineers and designers looking to leverage the validated and widely used ANSYS Mechanical solver in the same environment as higher level tools.


Configuring simulation applications to fit your engineering workflows is complex and time-consuming. ACT simplifies this process so you can focus more on engineering your products than on customizing software.