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The topics on this page are intended for engineers who are interested in highly technical and detailed information on ANSYS. These topics contain information, which is not readily available to ANSYS users through standard documentation and training courses. For example, some topics provide information on ANSYS capabilities that are under development or are not documented.


ANSYS CFD Multiphase Webinar (September 2019)

This webinar discusses general and advanced multiphase models available in ANSYS Fluent. Volume of Fluid, Eulerian, Mixture and Discrete phase modeling are discussed along with several advanced multiphase models. Each method is discussed alongside common use examples.

 For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Multiphase Webinar September 2019 from the password topic list).


Topology Optimization and Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 4: Optimizing Machine Parameters and Predicting Material Properties for Additive Manufacturing using ANSYS Additive Science (August 2019)

This webinar is the last in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly cover the various features of ANSYS Additive Science including Parametric Melt Pool and Porosity Analyses for optimizing machine parameters as well as Thermal History and Microstructure Analyses for determining grain sizes and orientations that are used to predict material properties.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select TO/AM Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 4 of 4 (August 2019) from the password topic list).


Topology Optimization and Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 3: Determining Part Orientation and Generating Support Structures for Additive Manufacturing using ANSYS Additive Prep (August 2019)

This webinar is the third in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly demonstrate the process of using ANSYS Additive Prep to optimize part orientation with three goals in mind: Minimize support structures; Minimize build time; and Minimize part distortion

Once an orientation has been chosen, support structures will be generated to hold the part to the baseplate and make the part manufacturable for the powder bed fusion process of metal additive manufacturing.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select TO/AM Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 3 of 4 (August 2019) from the password topic list).


Topology Optimization and Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 2: Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation using ANSYS Workbench Additive and Additive Print (August 2019)

This webinar is the second in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly cover simulation of the powder bed fusion process of metal additive manufacturing using ANSYS Workbench Additive. Simulation of this same process using ANSYS Additive Print will also be discussed.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select TO/AM Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 2 of 4 (August 2019) from the password topic list).


Topology Optimization and Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 1: Topology Optimization including Variable Density Lattice Structures (August 2019)

This webinar is the first in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly cover both Density-Based Topology Optimization and Variable Density Lattice Optimization as well as methods for performing validation analyses including faceted geometry cleanup in SpaceClaim and lattice homogenization using Material Designer. Evaluation of lattice stresses using either submodeling or Discovery Live will also be discussed.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select TO/AM Manufacturing Simulation Webinar 1 of 4 (August 2019) from the password topic list).


Explicit Dynamics Webinar 1: Introduction to Explicit Dynamics and the Capabilities of ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise (July 2019).

This webinar is the first in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly cover implicit and explicit methods for solving nonlinear transient dynamic models in ANSYS, and we will discuss how to choose the best method for any particular problem. We will then provide some examples through live software demos such as: Drop Test, A Projectile Penetrating a Structure, Bird Strike, Explicit Dynamics for Solving Difficult to Solve Nonlinear Static Problems, Metal Forming.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Explicit Dynamics Webinar 1 of 4 (July 2019) from the password topic list).


Explicit Dynamics Webinar 2: Explicit Dynamics Approach to Simulate Impact on Glass and Plastic Including Cracking (July 2019).

This webinar is the second in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will briefly cover constitutive models in ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise Explicit Dynamics for modeling glass and brittle plastics including effects of cracking. These constitutive models include the Floatglass model for glass and the polycarbonate model for brittle plastics. The bicarbonate model includes shock equation of state for linear elastic response, multilinear plasticity for elastic-plastic behavior and principal stress failure along with crack softening for defining the failure characteristics. DRD will include live demonstrations of glass and plastic models subjected to impact.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Explicit Dynamics Webinar 2 of 4 (July 2019) from the password topic list).


Explicit Dynamics Webinar 3: ANSYS Autodyn including Coupled Lagrangian and Eulerian Finite Element Models and Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (July 2019).

This webinar is the third in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will provide examples of explicit dynamics modeling capabilities of ANSYS Autodyn including the following examples: Squib detonation modeling including coupled Lagrangian and Eulerian finite element models. Drop test of a fluid filled container including coupled Lagrangian and Eulerian finite element models. Wing leading edge bird strike using a Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) finite element model.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Explicit Dynamics Webinar 3 of 4 (July 2019) from the password topic list).


Explicit Dynamics Webinar 4: Modeling of Superplastic Forming using ANSYS LS-DYNA (July 2019).

This webinar is the last in a 4-part webinar series. DRD will explain the process of superplastic (SPF) forming and then demonstrate how ANSYS LS-DYNA can simulate and optimize this manufacturing process.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Explicit Dynamics Webinar 4 of 4 (July 2019) from the password topic list).


2019 R2 ANSYS Mechanical Interface Update Webinar (June 2019). This webinar includes a presentation and demonstration of the changes and additions to the ANSYS Mechanical interface at the 2019 R2 release.

The Mechanical interface has transitioned to a ribbon-style layout for the various buttons on the top of the window. This ribbon-style interface vastly cleans up the interface with a new look and feel over the previous toolbar-style layout. New functionality has also been added to streamline the process a user goes through when building their models, including the mini toolbar and contextual-based commands objects.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select 2019 R2 Mechanical Interface June 2019 from the password topic list).


 ANSYS Granta New Material Libraries (June 2019). This webinar includes a presentation and demonstration of the two new ANSYS Granta products released with ANSYS 2019 R2: Granta Materials Data for Simulation (MDS) and Granta CES Selector.

The Granta MDS product is completely embedded in the ANSYS Mechanical user interface while the CES Selector product is an encyclopedia of thousands of engineering materials that can be searched and queried. Working details are shared in this webinar.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Granta Webinar June 2019 from the password topic list).


ANSYS Workbench Two-Way Fluid-Structure System Coupling (January 2019). This webinar includes a presentation and demonstration of system coupling in ANSYS Workbench. This will include updates to system coupling in recent releases as well as a look at workflows for 1-way and 2-way coupling.

System coupling enables simulation of complex interaction between physics types allowing detailed physical systems to be modeled. The demonstration included with this webinar highlights the setup steps required for a 2-way FSI simulation with Fluent and Mechanical.

For a recording of this webinar download here. For the presentation slides please download here. (A password is required if you have not obtained one already. Select Workbench System Coupling Jan 2019 from the password topic list).