This course provides an introduction to the ANSYS Mechanical Environment of the ANSYS software product suite.

The course focuses on use of the Mechanical user interface, which is included in ANSYS DesignSpace, ANSYS Mechanical Pro, ANSYS Mechanical Premium, and ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise. Within this interface you read CAD geometry, assign material properties, apply loads and boundary conditions, define mesh controls, perform solutions, review analysis results, and generate an automatic html report.

The course devotes some time to theory and concepts at a very basic and practical level. These topics include finite element concepts, solutions of simultaneous equations, and shell finite element mechanics. These portions of the course emphasize practical theory concepts, which engineers need to understand in order to do finite element analysis.

Most workshops use neutral geometry in the form of SAT or Parasolid files. DRD encourages the students to bring a SAT or Parasolid file with them to the training (preferably a model from their workplace) for a little testing of their own geometry. Although most exercises will use either a SAT or Parasolid file, DRD will also demonstrate the integration between the Workbench and CAD systems including associativity.

Course Agenda

Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical

Chapter 1 - Overview of Mechanical
Chapter 2 - General Overview of FEA
Chapter 3 - Material Properties
Chapter 4 - Loads and Boundary Conditions for Structural Analysis
Chapter 5 - Solution Options to Static Structural Analysis
Chapter 6 - Evaluation of Analysis Results
Chapter 7 - Evaluation of Local Stresses
Chapter 8 - Modeling Assemblies with Contacts Chapter 9 - Modeling Assemblies with Joints
Chapter 10 - Modal Analysis
Chapter 11 - Rigid Body Motion in Static Solutions
Chapter 12 - Interaction with CAD
Chapter 13 - Modeling with Shell Finite Elements Chapter 14 - Fatigue Model