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FEA 104: Introduction to ANSYS APDL

$1,980 USD per person

Public Sessions: 3 days
Online Sessions: 6 days

A technical education and background are recommended but an engineering degree is not required.

This course is geared for those who wish to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on mechanical models but have little to no experience with ANSYS Mechanical APDL (MAPDL). In this course, the ANSYS Mechanical APDL workflow, graphical user interface (GUI), and APDL command syntax will be taught to users. The main focus of this course is on linear static structural analyses, although concepts taught in this course will allow the user to solve other analyses such as thermal analyses or more advanced analysis procedures with MAPDL. After completion of this course, users should be able to use ANSYS Mechanical APDL to efficiently set up, solve, and postprocess linear static analyses.

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Introduction to ANSYS APDL Agenda:

Day 1

Module 1: Instructor Introductory Demonstration

Module 2: MAPDL Elements and Conceptual Review of FEA Fundamentals

Module 3: Introduction to APDL

  • Workshop: APDL

Module 4: Geometry Creation and Import

  • Workshops: Geometry Creation, Geometry Import

Module 5: Select Logic

  • Workshop: Select Logic

Module 6: Coordinate Systems and the Workplane

  • Workshop: Coordinate Systems

Module 7: Element Attribute Definition/Assignment

  • Workshop: Element Attributes

Module 8: Meshing

  • Workshop: Meshing

Module 9: Applying Loads and Boundary Conditions

  • Workshop: Boundary Conditions

Module 10: Solving

Module 11: Post Processing

Day 2

Module 12: Modal and Mode Superposition Harmonic Response Analyses

  • Workshops: Modal Analysis, Harmonic Response Analysis

Module 13: Coupling and Constraint Equations

  • Workshops: Periodic Boundary Conditions, Moment Connection

Module 14: Parameters

  • Workshops: Remote Point, Writing Results to Text File, Tabular Loading

Module 15: Planar Elements

  • Workshops: Hanging Bracket, Pressure Vessel, C-Channel

Module 16: Shell and Beam Elements

  • Workshop: Beams and Shells

Module 17: Contact

  • Workshops: Bonded Contact, Snap Insertion Standard Contact, CERIG Remote Points

Module 18: Pretension/Bolt Preload

  • Workshop: Bolt Preload

Module 19: Surface Effect and 1D Fluid Flow Elements

  • Workshops: Pin Load, Cooling Plate

Module 20: Coupled Field Analyses

  • Workshops: Coupled Field LDREAD, Coupled Field 223

Module 21: Command Objects in Workbench Mechanical

  • Workshop: Pulsed Thermoelectric Heater

Day 3

Module 22: Nodal Coupling and Constraint Equations

Module 23: Introduction to Coupled Field Analysis

Module 24: Introduction to Command Objects for Mechanical in the Workbench Environment

Recommended Follow-Up Courses

(dependent upon your interests and applications)

  • SpaceClaim
  • Heat Transfer
  • Structural Nonlinearities
  • Dynamics
  • Rigid Body Flexible Body Dynamics
  • Using Command Objects