Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical

ANSYS Mechanical provides solutions for many types of analyses including structural, thermal, modal, linear buckling and shape optimization studies.123

ANSYS Mechanical is an intuitive mechanical analysis tool that allows geometry to be imported from a number of different CAD systems. It can be used to verify product performance and integrity from the concept phase through the various product design and development phases.

The use of ANSYS Mechanical accelerates product development by providing rapid feedback on multiple design scenarios, which reduces the need for multiple prototypes and product testing iterations.

Each course chapter is followed by “hands-on” workshops and exercises.


ANSYS Mechanical Material Nonlinearities


ANSYS Mechanical is an intuitive mechanical analysis tool that offers a rich library of nonlinear material options to simulate many different advanced nonlinear behaviors related to material. Among these options include the Chaboche advanced metal plasticity model, ANAND viscoplasticity, many creep options, prony series viscoelasticity, hyperelasticity and other advanced materials. APDL can be ultilized to access options not directly available within Engineering Data such as Bergstrom-Boyce rate dependent behavior, anisotropic hyperelasticity and Mullin’s effect. Curve fitting tools are also available for converting experimental test data into meaningful parameters for metal plasticity (Chaboche), hyperelasticity and viscoelasticity options.

The course also includes relevant “hands-on” workshops and exercises.


Introduction to ANSYS Fracture Mechanics


Fracture Mechanics class is a 2-day training course for engineers wishing to use ANSYS Mechanical to analyze the crack initiation and crack propagation behavior. This course covers detailed information on the Fracture Mechanics theory as well as numerical modeling. The course reviews the fundamentals of fracture mechanics; history, derivation of mathematical expressions for stress intensity factors; 2D versus 3D, crack tip stress field, three modes of fracture, maximum principal stress criterion, crack initiation and crack propagation, strain energy density theorem, J-Integral, mixed mode cracking, XFEM method, cohesive zone modeling, implementation of crack modeling in ANSYS Workbench, fatigue crack growth.

The course also includes relevant “hands-on” workshops and exercises


Introduction to ANSYS CFX

CFX is a fluid analysis software tool that combines CAD input, automatic meshing and a fast solution algorithm. The CFX Course is a three-day course and consists of lectures and “hands-on” practical examples. Basics of geometry creation, grid generation, physical model specification, solution, and post-processing are covered.

ANSYS CFX is a high performance, general purpose CFD program that has been applied to solve wide-ranging fluid flow problems for over 20 years. At the heart of ANSYS CFX is its advanced solver technology, the key to achieving reliable and accurate solutions quickly and robustly. The modern, highly parallelized solver is the foundation for an abundant choice of physical models to capture virtually any type of phenomena related to fluid flow: laminar to turbulent (including transition), incompressible to fully compressible, subsonic to trans- and supersonic, isothermal or with heat transfer by convection and/or radiation, non-reacting to combusting, stationary and/or rotating devices, single fluids and mixtures of fluids in one or more phases (incl. free surfaces), and much, much more. The solver and its many physical models are wrapped in a modern, intuitive, and flexible GUI and user environment, with extensive capabilities for customization and automation using session files, scripting, and a powerful expression language.

But ANSYS CFX is more than ‘just’ a powerful CFD code: with its integration into the ANSYS Workbench Platform, users benefit from superior bi-directional connections to all major CAD systems, powerful geometry modification and creation with ANSYS DesignModeler, advanced meshing technologies in ANSYS Meshing, and easy drag-and-drop transfer of data and results to share between applications (e.g. to use a fluid flow solution in the definition of a boundary load of a subsequent structural mechanics simulation). Furthermore, a native 2-way connection to ANSYS structural mechanics products allows users to capture even the most complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, in the same easy-to-use environment, saving the need to purchase, administer, or run 3rd party coupling software.


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