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If you are planning to perform a directed energy deposition analysis in Ansys Mechanical Workbench, you can do that by coupling a transient thermal and static structural analysis. This will only give us macro-level distortion and stress results which will be helpful to change the orientation or to prevent build failures. If you are looking for micro-analysis, you might have to consider using Mechanical APDL with your own subroutines. Here are some useful links -
4.9. Define AM Process Steps (
6.4. Performing a Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Process Simulation (
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