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Ansys APDL

ANSYS Mechanical is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies.

The software creates simulated computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components to simulate strength, toughness, elasticity, temperature distribution, electromagnetism, fluid flow, and other attributes. Ansys is used to determine how a product will function with different specifications, without building test products or conducting crash tests. For example, Ansys software may simulate how a bridge will hold up after years of traffic, how to best process salmon in a cannery to reduce waste, or how to design a slide that uses less material without sacrificing safety.

Most Ansys simulations are performed using the Ansys Workbench software. Typically Ansys users break down larger structures into small components that are each modeled and tested individually. A user may start by defining the dimensions of an object, and then adding weight, pressure, temperature and other physical properties. Finally, the Ansys software simulates and analyzes movement, fatigue, fractures, fluid flow, temperature distribution, electromagnetic efficiency, and other effects over time.

Course Objective:

The objective of the course is to teach the students to comfortably navigate the Mechanical APDL user interface and apply a proven workflow for creating, solving, and post-processing 2-D and 3-D finite element models.

Import and/or create geometry as needed for the creation of their simulation model.

Use Selection Logic to efficiently operate on sub-regions of a model for meshing, loading, and post-processing.

Understand the concept of element attributes and apply it to building effective, efficient meshes using beam, shell, and solid elements.

Build complex interactions among model regions through contact, coupling, constraint equations, and bolt/gasket interfaces.

Implement coupled-field solutions using 1-D fluid flow elements and 2-D and 3-D solid elements.

Latest Updates:

Ansys 2019 R3 the latest version, continues to deliver next-generation pervasive engineering simulation solutions for AV’s with the introduction of ANSYS SCADE Vision. Customers can now evaluate the safety of embedded perception systems and ensure AV sensors are free from detection defects. Among a number of other enhancements to the portfolio, ANSYS 2019 R3 also includes the SPEOS Road Library for Sensors Simulation, a comprehensive, retro-reflecting materials database, as well as updates to ANSYS HFSS SBR+ that provide greater accuracy in predicting radar cross section of large targets with curvatures. 

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–color and real-world exercises. The following topics will be covered during the training session.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to CAE

  • General procedure involved in FEA

  • GUI of Mechanical APDL

  • Working on a project

  • CAD modeling using Mechanical APDL

  • Importing CAD to GUI 

  • Defining and Assigning Materials

  • Generating the mesh

  • Optimizing the model to refine mesh

  • Working with different boundary conditions

  • Surface and line models

  • structure analysis

  • Static

  • Model

  • Transient 

  • Harmonic

  • Thermal analysis

  • Model

  • Transient

  • Coupled field analysis 

  • Post processer

  • Animation 

  • Results

  • Documentation 

Career Prospects:

ANSYS engineering simulation for metal industry have proved critical in helping metal producers and manufacturers balance time, price, sustainability and quality pressures. ANSYS CFD for metal industry and electromagnetic software helps improve processes, achieve cost savings and increase product quality. Solutions from ANSYS solutions including FEA for metal industry have been used in a wide range of applications specific to the metals industry, including mining, processing, modeling, forming, shaping and fabricating material. ANSYS multidisciplinary simulation solutions create the digital thread, which supports the flow of data throughout the product life cycle. From ideation and design to manufacturing and operations, ANSYS A&D solutions help accelerate digital transformation and streamline development.