Generating mesh with Ansys and exporting it to Autodesk Moldflow

  • Last Post 28 February 2019
Alberto posted this 28 February 2019

Hi Everybody!

My name is Alberto, I study mechanical engineering and I am doing my bachelor thesis on Three-dimensional modelling of injection moulded micro structured components. I have to simulate filling process using Autodesk Moldflow  and I am having some troubles in order to obtain acurate results. My moulded pieces have many discrepancies with the simulation and I thinck it might be because of the mesh used for the simulation. Moldflow has a very limited variety of elements which can't propertly cover the micro structured parts of a larger piece and that leads to bad results.

I have seen that it is possible to use Moldflow files for an structural analysis in Ansys and I was wondering if it could also be done the other way. Does anyone know if it's possible to generate a mesh for my piece using Ansys and then import it on Moldflow in order to do the calculus? I also know Ansys has its own Molding simulation programme but I am required to do my simulatios using moldflow.

Thank you in advance.

rwoolhou posted this 28 February 2019

If you have a look at what Moldflow can read we can probably give you something that'll work. Do you need mid-side nodes (or whatever they're called)?