Brian Bueno
Ansys Employee

Tim Lewis 

For the record, I don’t disagree with you.  There are a lot of instances where being able to simulate thin bodies would be hugely beneficial, and this limitation affects each type of physics simulated by Discovery Live. 

It’s worth noting that the simulation results are highly hardware dependent, so the ceiling for maximum fidelity can vary.  What I mean to say is, while thin bodies will always pose a challenge, exactly how thin you can go before encountering inaccurate results can be different from one PC to the next.

This verification and benchmarking document goes over the solvers and methods and compares various hardware configurations: Discovery Verification and Benchmark Cases

I’ll pass your suggestion along to the product development team.  Our goal is always to keep improving.