ANSYS MEMS and Multiphysics Courses

901 - Intro to ANSYS for MEMS

902 - ANSYS Multiphysics Simulation for MEMS

903 - Introduction to System Modeling with Simplorer


901 - Intro to ANSYS for MEMS

Similar to 101 but focuses on MEMS devices (Microelectromechanical Systems).


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902 - ANSYS Multiphysics Simulation for MEMS

You should take this course if you have a need to analyze MEMS devices using ANSYS. Specifically, you will learn how to utilize coupled physics simulation tools for common MEMS devices, such as thermal-electric actuators, comb drive resonators, micro mirrors, switches and piezoelectric actuators. You should have a B.S. degree in engineering and should be familiar with using the ANSYS program. Analysis topics include electrostatics, capacitance extraction, piezoelectrics, pre-stress and initial stress effects, damping characterization using CFD simulation, thermal-electric coupled simulation, coupled electrostatic-structural dynamic simulation including time-harmonic and time-transients, substructuring, reduced order modeling using coupled transducer elements, and pull-in and hysteresis simulation. After taking this three day class, you will be able to:

  • Select appropriate units for MEMS analyses.
  • Include geometric nonlinearities, initial stress, and contact effects for MEMS applications.
  • Perform a pre-stressed modal analysis.
  • Perform an electrostatic analysis including capacitance.
  • Utilize the hybrid Trefftz-finite element method for open domains.
  • Utilize the Multi-Field solver for coupled-field simulations.
  • Perform a direct matrix-coupled electrostatic-structural with the transducer elements.
  • Perform pre-stressed modal and pre-stressed harmonic analyses using TRANS126.
  • Perform a large-signal transient analysis using TRANS126.
  • Perform reduced order macro modeling for system simulation of MEMS devices.
  • Perform basic piezoelectric analyses.
  • Analyze thermal-electric coupled-field problems.
  • Perform a thermal stress analysis.
  • Characterize squeeze film damping.

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903 - Introduction to System Modeling with Simplorer

You should attend this class if you have a need to perform system level modeling of electromechanical systems.  Simplorer integrates nonlinear circuit simulation, reduced order mechanical system simulation, and co-simulation of high fidelity finite element based sub-system models into one simulation environment.  System modeling using VHDL-AMS, as well as custom C routines are also supported by Simplorer.  In this class you will learn how to use Simplorer to model circuits, couple electromechanical systems and basic co-simulation using the ANSYS Maxwell electromagnetic solver.
After taking this one day class you will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the Simplorer user inferface, including
    • Workflow
    • Property definition
    • Utilizing the schematic
    • Setup of system commands
    • Simulation
    • Viewing of results
  • Use a DC motor as an example for system modeling including
    • Adding a controller
    • Using VHDL-AMS modeling
  • Apply the concepts of Simplorer system modeling to other projects

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