Ansys FEA 103

Ansys Mechanical Workbench & APDL Introductory

Course Overview:

Ansys Workbench Mechanical & APDL Introductory is suitable for new or occasional Ansys Mechanical users.

This course teaches the basics of using Ansys Mechanical to perform finite element analysis (FEA) with the latter half of the training focusing on Ansys Parametric Design Language (APDL).

Coursework includes both Mechanical and Mechanical APDL tutorials so students can compare each program’s different methodologies and interfaces.




Who should take this course:

  • New engineers looking to learn how to get started and use Ansys Mechanical with an APDL supplement
  • Engineers who are looking for a refresher and desire to re-learn introductory methods and concepts with an APDL supplement

When you complete the course you will:

  • Receive an official certificate of completion with professional development hours that can qualify for the continuing education requirements upon renewal of a PE license in most states.
  • Become competent in:
    • Pre-processing and post-processing common analysis types such as static structural, modal, and steady-state thermal analysis
    • CAD interaction
    • Mesh control
    • Connections
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Multistep analysis
    • Parameters
    • Mechanical APDL fundamentals

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FEA 103 | Course Agenda

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
Workshops: Linear Structural Analysis, Beam Connections

Module 4: Postprocessing, Validation, CAD, and Parameters
Workshops: Linear Structural Analysis, Beam Connections

Module 5: Mesh Control
Workshops: Mesh Creation, Mesh Control

Module 6: Mesh Control
Workshops: Contact Offset Control, Joints, Remote Boundary Conditions, Constraint Equation

Module 7: Modal, Thermal and Multistep Analysis
Workshops: Modal Analysis of a Machine Frame, Thermal Analysis of a Pump Housing, Multistep Analysis

Module 8: Eigenvalue Buckling and Submodeling
Workshops: Eigenvalue Buckling with Linear Pre-stress, Submodeling

Ansys SpaceClaim – Geometry Prep for Mechanical
Workshops:  Geometry prep and simplification workshops

Module 7:  APDL Introduction

Module 8: Launcher and GUI
Workshop: Navigating the GUI

Module 9: Picking and Select Logic
Workshop: Selecting Entities

Module 10: Nodes and Elements
Workshop: Assigning Attributes, Meshing, Hybrid Meshing

Module 11: Loading & Solution
Workshop: Loading & Solution

Module 12: Postprocessing
Workshops: Stress Convergence Study, Postprocessing, Load Case Combinations

Module 13: APDL Basics
Workshops: ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)

Module 14: Extended Functionality
Workshops: Command Snippets, Command Snippets II

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