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Ekill/Elive

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Ekill/Elive is quick and easy to use package for using ekill and elive commands directly in the ANSYS Mechanical. The package is equipped with a user-friendly interface that allows for easy deactivation of elements in any time step.

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The Ekill/Elive tool provides easy access to an advanced feature that allows you to deactivate elements or entire components in the selected analysis time step. To meet the needs of users we have also implemented the possibility of automatic deactivation of contact elements that are assigned to the body so that they do not cause convergence problems.

Using Ekill/Elive command combination user has the ability to re-activate elements or components in subsequent time steps.

One of the main advantages of the tool is a function that checks your license version so that information about incompatibility of the command with the license version is given at the beginning of the analysis and does not cause interruption of the analysis due to an incorrectly selected license version*.

* Ekill command works only in Ansys Enterprise and Premium.

ADVANTAGES AND SAVINGS

  • improving convergence by automatically deactivating body contacts;
  • possibility of sequential deactivation and activation of elements (unlimited number of times per analysis);
  • elimination of errors;
  • possibility to check the license compatibility before launching the analysis;
  • easy-to-use;

TIME SAVINGS

The tool eliminates the need to know APDL as well as saves time needed to prepare the script.Time saving depends on the user’s level of advancement and knowledge of Ansys. The given saving of time for introducing Ekill functionality has been carried out on a moderately advanced user with basic APDL skills.

Ansys Release

2019 R3

Target application

Mechanical

Analysis type

Static structural, Thermal

Licence type

Free

Version

V195.0