How to estimate the memory required for an ANSYS model

I found this paragraph in the “ANSYS Mechanical- Powerful Nonlinear Solver” by Grama R. Bhashyam

“Typically, the sparse solver requires 1 GB of memory per million degrees of freedom (DOFs), and 10 GB of disk drive”

Using this rule of thumb one can estimate the memory required to solve one’s FEM model

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