ANSYS Introductory Courses

 

100 - Engineering with Finite Element Analysis

101 - Introduction to ANSYS (Mechanical APDL), Part I

102 - Introduction to ANSYS (Mechanical APDL), Part II

103 - Introduction to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical

107 - ANSYS Workbench DesignModeler

108 - ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler

112 - Intro to ANSYS Meshing

151 - ICEM CFD Introduction

153 - Fluent Meshing (TGrid in Fluent)

171 - ANSYS EKM - Engineering Knowledge Manager

1055 - Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical (R17)


100 - Engineering with Finite Element Analysis

This two-day class is an introduction into the use of finite element analysis in engineering industry. This course is not intended to teach the specifics of a particular FEA program. Rather, techniques and procedures related to finite element analysis in general are presented. You should take this class if you are new to the field of finite element analysis or seek more information on this valuable analysis tool. This class will help you understand how FEA works and how it is utilized in industry. You should have a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in engineering or equivalent engineering experience to take this class. There are no analysis experience prerequisites for this class. After taking this class, you should be able to:

  • Understand the concepts involved in finite element analysis.
  • Make decisions on how to model your structure: beam vs. shell vs. solid elements, 2D vs. 3D vs. axisymmetric.
  • Discern between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ FE models.
  • Represent physical phenomena such as bolt preloads, press fits, buckling, phase change, etc.
  • Avoid common pitfalls in using FEA.
  • Appropriately interpret the results of your analysis.
  • Make design decisions based on the results of your analysis.
  • Evaluate your structure to (ASME) code requirements.

This course is for the most part a non-FE code related introduction to the finite element analysis method.


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101 - Introduction to ANSYS (Mechanical APDL), Part I

You should attend this class if you have a need to perform finite element analysis (FEA) with ANSYS Mechanical APDL (older user interface) and have little or no ANSYS experience. You should have a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in engineering or equivalent engineering experience. Exposure or background in FEA methods and practices (see Course 100) is also preferred. This two-day course will help you to perform basic linear, static analyses in any discipline using any of the ANSYS products, although the focus is on structural and thermal analyses. Note that we offer separate classes on using the ANSYS Workbench Environment (Courses 104-107). After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how finite element analysis is performed using ANSYS.
  • Maneuver efficiently within the ANSYS graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Build and mesh two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models, apply loads, and obtain solutions.
  • Effectively verify the results of an analysis.
  • Display results, including animations, in presentation or desktop publishing applications.
  • Manage available memory for your analysis.
  • Customize your ANSYS operating environment.
  • Gain an understanding of best practices to use when performing analyses in ANSYS, including the use of batch mode and input files. This course is a good Introduction to ANSYS and will help you perform some valuable analyses.

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102 - Introduction to ANSYS (Mechanical APDL), Part II

You should attend this two-day course if you have a need to use ANSYS ‘classic’ and utilize array parameters, coupling, constraint equations, element coordinate systems, surface effect elements, element table items, beam elements, submodeling (refined small models using boundary conditions from a larger coarse model), and basic modal analysis. Other topics covered are an introduction to nonlinear analysis, bonded contact analysis, and more ANSYS macro creation basics. Prerequisites are a BS in engineering or equivalent experience and the Introduction to ANSYS course or equivalent ANSYS experience. This class utilizes the traditional ANSYS interface. After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Utilize array parameters in ANSYS.
  • Use nodal coupling and constraint equations.
  • Use beam and surface effect elements.
  • Be familiar with element coordinate systems and the element table.
  • Utilize ANSYS submodeling to create localized refined models
  • Incorporate basic nonlinear analysis in ANSYS.
  • Use bonded contact to connect meshed parts in ANSYS.
  • Perform a sequential and coupled thermal/stress analysis.
  • Create ANSYS macros which include arguments, branching, and looping.

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103 - Introduction to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical

You should take this class if you need to use ANSYS Workbench to solve structural or thermal problems using the Mechanical (formerly Simulation) module of Workbench. This class was developed by PADT based on our over 15 years of experience in teaching ANSYS classes along with feedback from students in previous classes. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. There are no required prerequisites for this class. After completing this two-day class, you will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize the Workbench Window and Project Schematic
  • Input material properties and store them in a library
  • Understand and utilize the Mechanical interface
  • Input geometry from a CAD model or CAD neutral file
  • Create an optimal mesh
  • Apply loads, solve, and obtain results of interest
  • Perform a basic static structural analysis
  • Perform a basic steady-state thermal analysis
  • Perform a modal analysis including prestress effects
  • Perform a sequential thermal/structural analysis
  • Understand and modify contact interactions between parts
  • Work with parameters
  • Insert ANSYS command snippets to access additional functionality
  • Work with Names Selections, Coordinate Systems
  • Move a model to ANSYS Mechanical APDL (traditional ANSYS interface)

Available Classes:
09/06/2018 - 09/07/2018 Tempe $1000.00  Register
10/17/2018 - 10/18/2018 Salt Lake City $1100.00  Register
12/06/2018 - 12/07/2018 Tempe $1100.00  Register

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107 - ANSYS Workbench DesignModeler

You should take this class if you need to learn the DesignModeler Parasolids-based parametric geometry creation tool which works in the ANSYS Workbench Environment. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. There are no prerequisites for this class, although it is most useful if taken in conjunction with classes 104 Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or 112 Intro to ANSYS Meshing. After completing this one-day class, you will be able to:

  • Utilize the DesignModeler GUI in sketch and 3D modeling modes
  • Construct 3D parametric geometry geared toward FEA
    • Boolean operations
    • Thin/surface geometry
    • Chamfers, fillets
    • Enclosures surrounding structures
  • Create ‘concept’ models
    • Line entities
    • Cross sections
    • Surface models

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108 - ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler

You should take this class if you need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s newest geometry tool, SpaceClaim Direct Modeler. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. There are no prerequisites for this class, although it is most useful if taken in conjunction with classes 104 Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or 112 Intro to ANSYS Meshing. This class can be tailored to structural/thermal users or CFD users, at your preference. After completing this one-day class, you will be able to:

  • Utilize the SpaceClaim GUI

Structural/thermal track:

  • Construct 3D geometric features
    • Splitting
    • Pulling
    • Combining
    • Aligning
    • etc.
  • Create geometry with shared topology for meshing purposes
  • Create spot welds and instances
  • Perform simplifications and repairs of geometry
  • Assign Materials and parameters

CFD track:

  • Construct 3D geometric features
    • Splitting
    • Pulling
    • Combining
    • Aligning
    • etc.
  • Create geometry with shared topology for meshing purposes
  • Perform simplifications and repairs of geometry
  • Perform volume extraction to create fluid regions
  • Utilize sketching and parameterization

Available Classes:
10/05/2018 - 10/05/2018 Tempe $500.00  Register
11/20/2018 - 11/20/2018 Tempe $550.00  Register

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112 - Intro to ANSYS Meshing

You should take this class if you need to create meshes using the ANSYS Workbench meshing applications, such as for CFD simulations with CFX or Fluent. This can also include the use of CFX-Mesh. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. There are no prerequisites for this class, although it is most useful if taken in conjunction with classes 604 - Introduction to CFX and 107 - DesignModeler. After completing this one-day class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ANSYS Workbench layout and interface as it pertains to meshing
  • Understand how meshing features of ANSYS meshing tools have been consolidated into the Workbench environment ANSYS Meshing tool
  • Use mesh controls to define global and local element sizes, topology, etc.
  • Use sweep meshing to obtain hexahedral meshes where applicable
  • Define and control mesh inflation layers
  • Suppress geometric topology from influencing nodal positions and mesh density

Available Classes:
11/16/2018 - 11/16/2018 Tempe $550.00  Register

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151 - ICEM CFD Introduction

You should take this class if you have a need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s advanced meshing tool, ICEM CFD. This two day class will allow you to become familiar with geometry import/repair, boundary condition application, and meshing capabilities of ICEM CFD through a combination of lectures by an experienced instructor and hands-on workshops. Prerequisites are a B.S. degree in engineering or equivalent experience and a familiarity with the finite element method. After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Import geometry and prepare it for finite element analysis
  • Mesh surfaces with shell elements
  • Mesh solids with tetrahedral elements
  • Create brick meshes for solids via extrusion as well as with the Hexa brick meshing module with blocking and O grids

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153 - Fluent Meshing (TGrid in Fluent)

You should take this class if you have a need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s meshing tool for Fluent, now called Fluent Meshing starting at version 14.5. This tool is informally known as TGrid in Fluent and is the current version of the prior TGrid meshing tool. This two day class will allow you to import geometry, perform boundary meshing and volume fill meshing, etc. Prerequisites are a B.S. degree in engineering or equivalent experience and a familiarity with computational fluid dynamics, especially Fluent. After completing this class, you will be able to utilize the Fluent Meshing user interface to:

  • Import CAD geometry
  • Use boundary meshing tools
  • Use the volume fill meshing tools
  • Use cut cell meshing
  • Perform wrapping, fixing, and sewing

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171 - ANSYS EKM - Engineering Knowledge Manager

You should take this class if you have a need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s CAE knowledge manager tool, EKM. This two day class has a day on EKM user training (day 1) and a day on administrator training (day 2). After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand how EKM works including benefits and capabilities
  • Perform operations within EKM to store and retrieve simulation data
  • Access EKM via
    • The EKM Desktop application
    • ANSYS Workbench
    • Browsers
  • Perform administrative tasks including
    • Installation
    • Configuration
    • Scripting
    • Custom applications

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1055 - Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical (R17)

You should take this class if you need to use ANSYS Workbench to solve structural or thermal problems using the Workbench Mechanical interface. This is the ANSYS Inc.-developed course material. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. There are no required prerequisites for this class. After completing this two-day class, you will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize the Workbench workflow, including the Project Schematic and Engineering Data • Input material properties and store them in a library
  • Understand and utilize the Mechanical interface
  • Input geometry from a CAD model or CAD neutral file
  • Utilize mesh controls including mesh quality information
  • Apply loads, solve, and obtain results of interest
  • Understand results convergence vs. mesh density and singularities
  • Perform a basic static structural analysis
  • Perform a basic steady-state thermal analysis • Perform a modal analysis including prestress effects
  • Perform an eigenvalue buckling analysis
  • Utilize submodeling to map solution information from a coarse model onto a more detailed subset region of interest to obtain more detailed results efficiently
  • Understand connections including contact, spot welds, mesh connections, and joints
  • Work with parameters
  • Work with Named Selections, Coordinate Systems, Constraint Equations, Beam Connections, and the Object Generator

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