ANSYS has developed product lines that allow you to make the most of your investment and choose which product works best in your environment. ANSYS is a finite element analysis (FEA) code widely used in the computer-aided engineering (CAE) field. ANSYS software allows engineers to construct computer models of structures; apply operating loads and other design criteria; and study physical responses, such as stress levels, temperature distributions, pressure, etc. It permits an evaluation of a design without having to build and destroy multiple prototypes in testing. The ANSYS program has a variety of design analysis applications, ranging from such everyday items as dishwashers, cookware, automobiles, running shoes and beverage cans to such highly sophisticated systems as aircraft, nuclear reactor containment buildings, bridges, farm machinery, X-ray equipment and orbiting satellites. The product provides a complete set of elements behavior, material models and equation solvers for a wide range of engineering problems. In addition, ANSYS Mechanical offers thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustic, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermoelectric analysis.

The current generation of ANSYS element technologies provides rich functionality with a consistent theoretical foundation coupled with the most advanced algorithms. ANSYS structural mechanics software provides a large library of elements including beam, pipes, shells, solids, 2-D planar/axisymmetric and 3-D axisymmetric elements, which have wide applicability that includes composites, buckling and collapse analysis, dynamics analysis, and nonlinear applications. The library also includes special-purpose elements like gaskets, joints, interface elements and layered elements for composite structures.

DURATION: 96hrs.

Section I: ANSYS Mechanical APDL

Module 1: Before you start using ansys
a. Introduction to FEA
b. FEA through Ansys
c. Preprocessor
d. Solutions
e. postprocessor
f. Setting the analysis preferences
g. h-method
h. Units in Ansys
i. Panning, zooming and rotating the model
j. Dividing the graphics areas
k. Saving the file.
l. Resuming the file
m. Clearing and new file database
n. Ansys help
o. Existing ansys

Module 2: Solid modeling methods
a. Bottom –up construction.
b. Top –down construction

Module 3: Creating geometric entities
a. keypoints
b. hard points
c. lines
d. arcs
e. spilines
f. area

Module 4 : Solid Modeling
a. An Overview of Solid Modeling Operations
b. Working with Boolean operations
c. Working Plane
d. Importing of 3D models

Module 5: Meshing
a. Free meshing or Mapped meshing
b. Setting Element Attributes
c. Selecting Element Type
d. Shape Function
e. Defining Element Types
f. Real Constants
g. Defining Section Properties
h. Assigning Element Attributes before meshing
i. Mesh Controls
j. The ANSYS Mesh Tool
k. Smart sizing
l. Meshing
m. Free Meshing
n. Mapped Meshing
o. Hybrid meshing
p. Mesh Extrusion
q. Volume Sweeping

Module 6: Material Properties
a. Material Library
b. Specifying properties

Module 7: Boundary Conditions
a. Types of Loads
b. Applying loads

Module 8: Solvers
a. Types of Solvers
b. Solver Setup
c. Load Step Options
d. Solving Multiple Load Steps

Module 9: Post-processing
a. Contour Plot Viewing
b. Path Operations
c. Estimating Solution Error
d. Time History Postprocessor (POST26)
e. Report Generator

Module 10: Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis

Module 11: Static Structural Analysis
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 12: Modal Analysis
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 13: Thermal Analysis
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 14: CFD
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 15: Tips & Tricks
a. Using the Toolbar & Creating Abbreviations
b. Introduction to APDL
c. Using Parameters
d. Using the Start File
e. Using the Session Editor
f. Using Input Files

Section II: ANSYS Workbench

Module 1: Introduction to ANSYS Workbench
a. ANSYS Workbench Overview
b. Workbench File Management
c. Working with Units

Module 2: Mechanical Basics
a. Basic Analysis Procedure
b. The Mechanical Interface
c. Menus
d. Toolbars
e. Graphics Control and Selection
f. Outline Tree and Details
g. Graphics Window
h. The Mechanical Application Wizard
i. Scoping Loads and Supports
j. The Engineering Data Application
k. Workshop: ANSYS Mechanical Basics

Module 3: General Preprocessing
a. Geometry Branch
b. Contact
c. Remote Boundary Conditions
d. Coordinate Systems
e. Named Selections
f. Selection Information
g. Workshop: Contact Control

Module 4: Meshing in Mechanical
a. Global Meshing Controls
b. Local Meshing Controls
c. Meshing Troubleshooting
d. Workshop: Meshing Control

Module 5: Static Structural Analysis
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 6: Modal Analysis
b. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 7: Thermal Analysis
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 8: CFD (FLUENT)
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 9: Explicit Dynamics
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 10: Rigid Dynamics
a. Workshops, Exercises and Case Studies

Module 11: Results and Postprocessing
a. Viewing Results
b. Scoping Results
c. Exporting Results
d. Coordinates Systems
e. Convergence
f. Stress Singularities
g. Convergence and Scoping
h. Workshop: Results Processing
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