ANSYS Structural Courses

202 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Structural Nonlinearities

203 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Dynamics

204 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Contact and Fasteners

205 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Dynamics

206 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Rigid & Flexible Dynamics

207 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Structural Nonlinear Basics

208 - ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP)

211 - ANSYS nCode DesignLife

221 - ANSYS Mechanical Connections (Contact)

222 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical - Structural Nonlinear Materials


202 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Structural Nonlinearities

You should attend this course if you analyze structural nonlinear phenomena such as large deflection, plasticity, or contact. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent engineering experience, and should have already attended the Introduction to ANSYS course or have similar ANSYS experience. This two-day course will help you to model geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities. A large emphasis is placed on efficiently obtaining solution convergence. This class makes use of the traditional ANSYS interface. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze structures with geometric nonlinearities.
  • Implement large-strain theory in a nonlinear analysis.
  • Analyze structures with material nonlinearities (rate-independent plasticity).
  • Analyze structures with simple contact nonlinearities (see also class 204).
  • Be familiar with the nonlinear elements available in ANSYS.
  • Understand the concepts of nonlinear analysis, including solution convergence.

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203 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Dynamics

You should attend this course if you analyze the dynamic response of structures. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent engineering experience, and should have already attended the Introduction to ANSYS course or have similar ANSYS experience. This two-day course will help you to perform basic types of dynamics analyses. This class makes use of the traditional ANSYS interface. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Calculate the natural frequencies and mode shapes of linear elastic structures (modal analyses).
  • Analyze the response of structures under the action of time-varying loads (transient analyses).
  • Analyze the response of structures whose loads vary sinusoidally (harmonic response analyses).
  • Reduce model sizes using matrix reduction options.
  • Perform analyses in both the time and frequency domains (spectrum analyses).
  • Perform random vibration analyses (PSD analyses).
  • Perform modal analyses on structures whose models have been prestressed.
  • Perform modal analysis on cyclically symmetric (repeatable wedge) structures.
  • Utilize Component Mode Synthesis for modal analyses of large structures.

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No Classes are currently scheduled for this course. Please contact PADT to request the class.

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204 - ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Contact and Fasteners

You should attend this course if you analyze structures with structural, thermal, or electromagnetic contact. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent engineering experience, and should have already attended the Introduction to ANSYS course or have similar ANSYS experience. This two-day course will help you to perform simulations involving contact between multiple bodies. This class makes use of the traditional ANSYS interface. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ANSYS contact algorithms including contact element options.
  • Perform structural analyses include contact with our without friction.
  • Perform contact simulations between flexible and/or rigid bodies.
  • Utilize contact for combinations of element types: shell to solid, etc.
  • Trouble shoot and repair contact convergence problems.
  • Utilize multi-point constraint contact for bonded contact problems.
  • Utilize contact in multiphysics applications: thermal, electrostatic, magnetic, and coupled field.
  • Simulate bolt preloads, sequential tightening, etc., with bolt pretension elements.
  • Perform assembly contact with ANSYS Workbench Simulation.

Available Classes:

No Classes are currently scheduled for this course. Please contact PADT to request the class.

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205 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Dynamics

You should attend this course if you are interested performing structural dynamic analyses in the ANSYS Workbench Simulation environment. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent engineering experience, and should have already attended the 104 - ANSYS Workbench Simulation Introduction course or have similar ANSYS Workbench Simulation experience. This two-day course will help you to perform modal, harmonic response, random vibration or transient (flexible dynamic) simulations within ANSYS Workbench Simulation. This class makes use of the ANSYS Workbench interface. Note that this class does not cover Rigid Dynamic analysis. See class 206 for rigid dynamics training. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the implementation of dynamics analyses in ANSYS.
  • Perform a modal analysis including prestress effects.
  • Perform a harmonic response analysis for sinusoidal loads.
  • Perform a flexible dynamic (transient) simulation, including contact, joints and springs.
  • Perform a response spectrum analysis
  • Perform random vibration analyses (PSD analyses).

Available Classes:
11/12/2018 - 11/13/2018 Tempe $1100.00  Register

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206 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Rigid & Flexible Dynamics

You should attend this course if you are interested in analyzing structures with the rigid (kinematic) as well as flexible structural dynamics capabilities that are included in ANSYS Workbench Mechanical. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent engineering experience, and should have already attended the 104 - ANSYS Workbench Simulation Introduction course or have similar ANSYS Workbench Simulation experience. This one-day course will help you to perform simulations of rigid as well as flexible bodies. This class makes use of the ANSYS Workbench interface and utilizes the ANSYS Rigid Dynamics license. After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the implementation of rigid/flexible dynamics in WB Simulation.
  • Designate bodies in an assembly to be rigid or flexible.
  • Include joints and springs in your simulation.
  • Set up and solve a rigid dynamic simulation.
  • Postprocess a rigid dynamic simulation.
  • Include contact, joints, and springs in a flexible dynamic analysis.
  • Set up, solve, and postprocess a flexible dynamic analysis.
  • Mix rigid and flexible behavior in the same simulation.

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207 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Structural Nonlinear Basics

You should take this class if you need to learn basic structural features of ANSYS’s Workbench Mechanical interface. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. You should have already taken Class 103 - Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or be familiar with performing basic analyses in Workbench. This one-day class will help you to utilize the nonlinear structural capabilities in Workbench Mechanical. After completing this class, you will be able to p
erform nonlinear structural analyses in Workbench Mechanical, including

  • Understanding general nonlinear procedures
  • Basic contact
  • Rate independent metal plasticity
  • Utilization of nonlinear stabilization capability
  • Using nonlinear diagnostics to overcome convergence difficulties

Available Classes:
12/11/2018 - 12/12/2018 Tempe $1100.00  Register

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208 - ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP)

You should take this class if you need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s composite tool, ANSYS Composite PrepPost. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. You should have already taken Class 103 - Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or be familiar with performing basic analyses in Workbench. This two-day class will help you understand composite materials and how to simulate their behavior using ANSYS. After completing this class, you will be able to:

Utilize the ANSYS Composite PrepPost tool, including

  • Understanding composite material basics
  • Understand the procedures involved in simulating composite materials
  • Utilize ACP to characterize composite material properties
    • Heterogeneous
    • Anisotropic
    • Orthotropic
    • Transversely Isotropic
    • Isotropic
  • Model elasticity including shells, sandwich structures
  • Define laminate properties
  • Utilize draping
  • Use failure criteria

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No Classes are currently scheduled for this course. Please contact PADT to request the class.

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211 - ANSYS nCode DesignLife

You should take this class if you need to learn ANSYS, Inc.’s integrated fatigue life calculation tool, nCode DesignLife from HBM nCode. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. You should have already taken Class 103 - Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or be familiar with performing basic structural analyses in Workbench. This one-day class will help you understand fatigue life calculations using ANSYS Workbench and nCode DesignLife. After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of fatigue life calculation as it relates to ANSYS Workbench and nCode DesignLife
  • Calculate Stress-Life fatigue
  • Calculate Strain-Life fatigue
  • Perform time-based load mapping
  • Calculate Random Vibration Fatigue

Available Classes:
09/10/2018 - 09/10/2018 Tempe $500.00  Register

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221 - ANSYS Mechanical Connections (Contact)

You should take this class if you need to learn advanced contact and connections capabilities for ANSYS Mechanical in Workbench. This two day class gives you a strong foundation for tackling challenging contact problems. You should have already taken Class 103 - Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or be familiar with performing structural simulations in Mechanical. After completing this two day class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the ANSYS contact technology and contact options
  • Utilize the Contact Tool to generate initial contact information and results
  • Implement joint elements as efficient alternatives to certain contact and structure interactions
  • Utilize springs, beams, and spot welds for model simplification
  • Implement frictional contact
  • Use stabilization damping and other techniques to enhance convergence
  • Access advanced contact features using Mechanical APDL commands
  • Utilize bolt pretension and gasket elements

Available Classes:
09/11/2018 - 09/12/2018 Tempe $1000.00  Register

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222 - ANSYS Workbench Mechanical - Structural Nonlinear Materials

You should take this class if you need to learn nonlinear material capabilities in ANSYS’s Workbench Mechanical interface. You should have a B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience. You should have already taken Class 103 - Intro to ANSYS Workbench Mechanical or be familiar with performing basic analyses in Workbench. This one-day class will help you to utilize the nonlinear material capabilities in Workbench Mechanical. After completing this class, you will be able to
utilize nonlinear structural materials in Workbench Mechanical, including

  • Advanced metal plasticity (Chaboche model)
  • Creep
  • Viscoplasticity
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Advanced models (Mullins effect, advanced hyperelasticity, shape memory alloy)

Available Classes:
11/06/2018 - 11/06/2018 Tempe $550.00  Register

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