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FEA 103: Comprehensive ANSYS Introductory

$3,300 USD per person

Classroom Sessions: 5 days
Online Sessions: 5-10 days

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

The overall goal is to produce “rational and intelligent usage” by discussing the philosophies of ANSYS Mechanical APDL (Classic ANSYS) & Mechanical (Workbench), and then attempt to logically and systematically bridge the two. Basic FE concepts will also be discussed (element shape functions & integration schemes (assumed response), averaging, stress convergence, etc.). The course material has been specifically written to be a thorough and invaluable material reference.

The course will include similar tutorials in ANSYS Workbench Mechanical and ANSYS Mechanical APDL in order to compare methodologies between the two interfaces. This will allow users to better understand and choose the best method for future projects. Interfacing between the two methods and extended functionality of ANSYS Workbench Mechanical through knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical APDL will also be covered. This will provide the foundation for getting “best of both worlds” functionality.

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Comprehensive ANSYS

Introductory Course Agenda:

Day 1 - ANSYS Mechanical workbench

Module 1: Introduction

  • Workshop: Mechanical Basics

Module 2: Preprocessing

  • Workshops: 2D Gear and Rack, Named Selections, Object Generator, Object Generator Named Selections

Module 3: Structural Analysis

Day 2 - Ansys mechanical workbench

Module 3: Structural Analysis

  • Workshops: Linear Structural Analysis, Beam Connections

Module 4: Postprocessing, Validation, CAD, and Parameters

  • Workshops: Mesh Evaluation, Parameter Management

Module 5: Mesh Control

  • Workshops: Mesh Creation, Mesh Control

Day 3 - ansys mechanical workbench

Module 6: Connections and Remote Boundary Conditions

  • Workshops: Contact Offset Control, Joints, Remote Boundary Conditions, Constraint Equations

Module 7: Modal, Thermal, and Multistep Analysis

  • Workshops: Modal Analysis, Thermal Analysis, Multistep Analysis

Module 8: Eigenvalue Buckling and Submodeling

  • Workshops: Eigenvalue Buckling, Submodeling

Day 4 - apdl

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 5 - apdl

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

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)

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