Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical APDL

This 4-day course is for users of ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL) tools in ANSYS Mechanical APDL, previously available in the traditional ANSYS format. The ANSYS Workbench environment will not be discussed or covered in this course.

Course Description

Part 1 (Days 1 & 2)

This course is recommended for anyone who performs finite element analysis (FEA) of mechanical parts or fluids and has little or no ANSYS Mechanical APDL software experience. Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical APDL, Part I is a two-day course that focuses on basic linear and static analyses of structural and/or mechanical parts. After completing the course, attendees should be able to efficiently use ANSYS Mechanical APDL software to build two- and three-dimensional models, apply loads, obtain solutions, and display results.

This training course will cover the following topics:

  • FEA and ANSYS Mechanical APDL
  • Getting Started
  • ANSYS Mechanical APDL Basics
  • General Analysis Procedure
  • Creating the Solid Model
  • Creating the Finite Element Model
  • Defining Material Properties
  • Applying Loads
  • Solution Process
  • Structural Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Post-processing

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

Part 2 (Days 3 & 4)

Designed for intermediate ANSYS Mechanical APDL users who perform FEA on mechanical parts or fluids, Introduction to ANSYS, Part II is a two-day course that teaches advanced modeling and analysis techniques – using array parameters, coupling and constraint equations, element coordinate systems and surface effect elements. In addition, beam modeling, submodeling, modal and bonded contact analyses are covered along with creating macro files. Upon completion, attendees should be able to apply the advanced modeling and analysis techniques supported by ANSYS Mechanical APDL.

This training course will cover the following topics:

  • Array Parameters
  • Coupling & Constraint Equations
  • Working with Elements
  • Beam Modeling
  • Coupled Field Analysis
  • Submodeling
  • Modal Analysis
  • Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis
  • Bonded Contact
  • Macro Basics

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Introduction to ANSYS Simplorer

The intro to Simplorer training is a 1-day class, which provides an overview of Simplorer’s versatile capability as a system level simulator. The training introduces the software’s user interface (UI), data structure, basic circuits and multiphysics models, component library, VHDL model, C- model, analog/digital control blocks, function blocks, state machines, coupling between physics based models (finite element models), post-processing, modeling conventions, etc. The training is extremely useful and practical for system level engineers or anyone who is interested in performing system level simulations. Many practical examples are provided in the training so that users can get up to speed with the software quickly and jump right into their own design simulations after the training.

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview
  • Basic Usage flow
  • Specific Capabilities
  • Intro and creating new projects
  • 3 phase rectifier example
  • Basic DC Motor example
  • Basic DC Motor with expanded controller
  • Basic DC Motor using VHDL-AMS modeling
  • PWM Modeling using a variety of modeling methods
  • Importing legacy schematics

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Introduction to ANSYS Maxwell 2D-3D

This course is intended for people who have had little or no experience with ANSYS Maxwell. The course will teach students how to effectively use ANSYS Maxwell to setup, solve and post-process the results from electromagnetic and electromechanical models. The two-day training course will cover the following topics:

  • Maxwell overview
  • Introduction to the finite element method
  • Electrostatics
  • DC conduction
  • Magnetostatics
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Transient Simulations
  • Post-processing
  • Eddy current
  • Optimetrics

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical

Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical (3-day training course) is an intuitive up-front simulation tool that is used in conjunction with CAD systems. This 3-day training course will provide the audience with the ability to operate Workbench and the basic understanding of simulation concepts and results interpretation. The intended audience of the class are engineering professionals new to ANSYS simulation products or use to the classic ANSYS interface.

The use of this tool enhances accelerated product development processes by providing rapid evaluations of multiple design scenarios and reducing the need for multiple designs and testing iterations. ANSYS Workbench – Simulation Introduction provides solutions for structural, thermal, modal, linear buckling, and shape optimization studies.

Course Topics Include:

  • Introduction
  • Simulation Basics
  • General Preprocessing
  • Static Structural Analysis
  • Free Vibration Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Linear Buckling Analysis
  • Results Postprocessing
  • CAD & Parameters
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Asynchronous Solution (Appendix)
  • Fatigue Module (Appendix)
  • Shape Finder (Appendix)

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

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.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ICEM-CFD Hexa/Tetra

The ICEM CFD training course is for users needing advanced meshing techniques for complex geometries. Typically geared towards pre-processing for CFD applications but very useful for mesh generation for all analytical applications.

Course Topics Include:

  • Navigating within the Graphical User Interface
  • Creating/manipulating geometry
  • Importing CAD models
  • Preparing model
  • Tetra meshing from original CAD and/or existing surface mesh
  • Prism element extrusion for boundary layer mesh
  • Hexa meshing for structured volume grids
  • Mesh editing/quality improvement
  • Hands on session using trainees’ own geometries

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends

Heat Transfer

Engineers responsible for analyzing the thermal response of structures and components, are encouraged to take this course. The course focuses on performing steady-state, transient, linear and nonlinear thermal analyses.

 

After completing the seminar, analysts should be able to analyze:

  • thermal responses of structures involving conduction, convection, and radiation
  • the response of structures exhibiting special heat transfer phenomena including thermal-stress coupling and phase change.

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to ANSYS, Part 1

Course topics include:

  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Steady State Heat Transfer (no mass transport)
  • Additional Considersations for Nonlinear Analysis
  • Transient Analysis
  • Complex, Time & Spatially Varying Boundary Conditions
  • Additional Convection / Heat Flux Loading Options and Simple Thermal / Flow Elements
  • Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Phase Change Analysis
  • The Finite Element Approach to Thermal Analysis

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Fracture Mechanics And Fatigue

Our technical staff has prepared this training to include information about the history of fracture mechanics, modes of fracture, plane strain versus plane stress, airy stress function, deprivation of the stress field near the crack tip ( William’s solution).

Here we will go over classical theories of failure, maximum stress criterion and solutions of example problems. Workshop #2 will cover the use of J integral for a two-dimentional model, application of crack initiation theories on the finite element model, fatigue crack growth, Paris law, Forman correction and Temperature effects.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • History of Fracture Mechanics, Modes of Fracture, Plane strain versus Plane stress, Airy stress function, Derivation of the stress field near the crack tip (William’s solution).
  • Definition of Stress Intensity Factors (SIF’s), Two-dimensional crack problem solutions, Discussion and procedure on how to set up the finite element models for the workshop problems in ANSYS
  • Workshop #1  Two-dimensional edge and central crack models
  • Review and expansion on Mode II and Mode III fracture, Classical theories of failure, Maximum stress criterion, Solutions of example problems
  • Crack initiation and crack propagation theories, Griffith’s theory, Strain energy density criterion, J integral
  • Workshop #2  The use of J integral for a two-dimensional model, application of crack initiation theories on the finite element model
  • Fatigue crack growth, Paris law, Forman correction, Integration of the crack propagation equation, Temperature effects, Mixed mode crack propagation, Simulation of fracture toughness testing, Compliance method, R curve
  • Workshop #3  a. Three-dimensional semi-circular surface crack  b. Two-dimensional fatigue crack initiation and propagation simulation
  • History of Fatigue, Terminology, S-N diagrams, Low/High cycle fatigue, Basquin and Manson/Coffin equations, Calculation of accumulated strain, Power law hardening, Load control versus displacement control, Plastic work done
  • Mean stress, mean strain effects, Cumulative damage rules, Palmgren-Miner, Manson-Halford rules and examples, Random load history.
  • Workshop #4  How to perform a fatigue evaluation in ANSYS,  Fatigue evaluation of a two-dimensional finite element model
  • Notches, Linear or Neuber, Example problem for a notch analysis, Combination of fracture mechanics and notch analysis to solve real life problems

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Fluent

This course introduces the practicing engineer to computation fluid dynamics simulation with ANSYS Fluent. As the leading CFD software, ANSYS Fluent provides diverse and powerful capabilities for CFD applications. This course includes an introduction to CFD simulation and moves on setting up and solving turbulent flow and heat transfer problems.

This is an introductory class intended to get analysts up and running with ANSYS Fluent in a timely manner. Technical topics covered include:

  • Introduction to CFD
  • Solver and Boundary Conditions Setup
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer and Radiation Modeling
  • User Defined Functions
  • Advanced Physics Overview (Multiphase flow/Reactive Flow/Moving Meshes)
  • Postprocessing in CFX-Post

This an introductory class.

This is a 2 day class.

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

BGA-Solder Joint Reliability Simulation

In the design of Ball Grid Array (BGA) packaging design, solder joints are a frequent critical area. Learn how to improve the robustness and reliability of these parts using the capabilities of ANSYS multiphysics simulations.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue
  • Creep versus Viscoplasticity
  • Thermal Cyclic Modeling for the Calculation of Accumulated Fatigue
  • Damage (Darveaux Model)
  • Design/Analysis Guidelines

This is a 1-day class

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

MEMS Multiphysics Simulation

The course focuses on coupled physics simulation methods and techniques for common MEMS devices, such as:

  • thermal-electric actuators
  • comb drive resonators
  • micromirrors
  • switches and piezoelectric actuators.

Advanced technical concepts covered include:

  • electrostatics
  • capacitance extration
  • piezoelectrics
  • pre-stress effects
  • initial stress effects
  • damping characterization via CFD simulation
  • thermal-electric coupled simulation
  • coupled electrostatic-structural dynamic simulation including time-harmonic and time-transients
  • reduced order modeling using coupled transducer elements
  • pull-in and hystersis simulation and more.

Recommended Prequisite: Introduction to ANSYS, Part 1 & Introduction to ANSYS Workbench, Part 1

Course Topics Include:

  • Geometric Nonlinearities and Initial Stress Contact Analysis for MEMS Applications Pre-Stressed Modal Analysis Beam Cross-Section Modeling
  • Introduction to Electrostatic Analysis Capacitance
  • Electrostatic-Structural Coupling Fundamentals Sequential Method for Electrostatic-Structural Coupling
  • Direct Matrix-Coupled Electrostatic-Structural Methods using the TRANS126 Transducer
  • Pre-Stressed Modal and Pre-Stressed Harmonic Analysis using TRANS126
  • Large-Signal Transient Analysis using TRANS126
  • Reduced Order Macro Modeling for System Simulation of MEMS Devices Introduction to Piezoelectric Analysis
  • Introduction to Current Conduction Analysis Thermal-Electric Coupled-Field Analysis
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Using CFD for Reduced Order Modeling Damping Characterization
  • Units System for MEMS Simulation

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Workbench Structural Nonlinearities

ANSYS Workbench – Simulation Structural Nonlinearities (2-day training course) offers an introduction to basic structural nonlinear capabilities available in the workbench environment.

Course Topics Include:

  • Structural Nonlinearities
  • Advanced Contact
  • Metal Plasticity
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Nonlinear Diagnostics
  • Accessing ANSYS Options

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

Dynamics

Engineers capable of analyzing the dynamic response of structures would benefit from this two-day course focusing on modal, harmonic and transient dynamic analysis. Upon completion, analysts should be able to

  • calculate natural frequencies and mode shapes of linear elastic structures (modal analysts)
  • analyze the response of structures under the action of time-varying loacs (transient analyses)
  • analyze the response of structures with loads varying sinusoidally (harmonic response analyses)

Prerequisite: Introduction to ANSYS, Part 1

Course Topics Include:

  • Modal Analysis (definition & purpose, terminology & concepts, procedure)
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Transient Dynamic ANalysis
  • Restarting an Analysis
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Mode Superposition
  • Modal Analysis – Advanced Topics (prestressed modal analysis, modal cyclic symmetry, large deflection modal analysis)

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

 

ANSYS Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)

This course covers the basics of coupling ANSYS Workbench and CFX together in a Multiphysics environment. After presenting the capabilities of the ANSYS Multifield solvers, the course will be focused in particular on the MFX Solver ( External Multifield Solver) which is used to connect ANSYS with CFX. Both 1 way and 2 way data transfer methodologies will be discussed in detail, by means of both theoretical aspects and examples of real applications.

The class covers fluid-pressure and structural coupling as well as fluid-thermal and structural coupling. Attendees will be guided by the instructor in doing different workshops. Recommended pre-requisites: Basic CFX and ANSYS Workbench Simulation.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Workbench – DesignModeler

The ANSYS Workbench – DesignModeler training course is for users that want to create and modify geometry in preparation for analysis in ANSYS or ANSYS Workbench.

Students who attend this course will learn:

  • how to create and modify geometry in preparation for analysis
  • how to navigate within the Graphical User Interface
  • how to generate 2D sketches and convert them into 2D or 3D models
  • how to modify 2D and 3D geometry
  • how to import existing CAD geometry
  • how to create line bodies and their cross sections in preparation for FE beam analysis
  • how to create surface bodies in preparation for FE shell analysis
  • how to model assemblies
  • how to utilize parameters

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Design Optimization with optiSLang

In this day and age,simulation is just not enough. There is the need to pick the best model among all the possible you can get varying the design variables. Learn about Optimization coupled with ANSYS. We can easily help you out automating the search for the optimal design. The primary audience for this course includes ANSYS Classic and Workbench users as well as new optiSLang users who want to have a complete overview to all software capabilities.

Topics

  • Direct coupling with ANSYS
  • Use of a parametric model to automatize the search of the optimum
  • Examples of results achieved
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Case studies
  • optiSLang hands on training
  • Basics of Response Surface Methods (RSM)
  • Optimization Post-processing Optimization report creation
  • Queuing systems and Polling procedures

At the end of the course, the attendee will be able to

  • Set up optiSLang projects and import data directly from the ANSYS environment
  • Run multiobjective optimization projects in ANSYS
  • Create design and statistical charts
  • Interpret multiobjective optimization outcomes

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Icepak

For the electronics industry thermal management is of key importance, whether it be on the package, board or system level. ANSYS Icepak is a software specifically focused for the electronics industry for these needs. ANSYS Icepak’s specialized macros and features allow the analysts to quickly set up industry simulations and confidently manage the thermal characteristics of packages, boards and enclosures. This is an introductory class introduces CFD concepts as well before going into specific features and applications of the software.

This is an introductory class intended to get analysts up to speed and using the software in a timely manner.

Course topics include:

  • Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Fundamentals
  • Geometry Modeling
  • Physical Modeling and Approximations Available in ANSYS Icepak
  • Meshing
  • Solver Settings
  • Parametrics & Optimization
  • Heat Transfer Physics and Radiation Modeling
  • Postprocessing and Reporting in ANSYS Icepak and CFX-Post
  • CAD Geometry Importing

This is a 3 day class.

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

APDL

ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL) is the scripting language for the ANSYS platform that allows advanced analysis, automation and more. This 1-Day course will introduce APDL syntax/usage, analysis parameterization and customization. This course is intended for analysts familiar with ANSYS who wish to take their simulation to the next level.

In this course the following topics are covered:

  • Introducing APDL
  • Working With The Toolbar
  • Using Parameters
  • APDL As A Macro Language
  • Interfacing With The GUI
  • Encrypting Macros

This is a one day course.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

AnyBody 4 Day Training Workshop

Learn how to use AnyBody to evaluate how the human body interacts with the evironment.

Participate in the Hands-on North American training session and learn how to:

  • Construct your own musculoskeletal application models
  • Utilize pre-validated body models in your own studies
  • Import custom gometry for analysis
  • Optimize product design to minimize effort of use
  • Learn how to drive and scale the AnyBody models with your Motion Capture data
  • Incorporate AnyBody in the design phase of new products
  • Learn how to predict posture and motion with Inverse Dynamics

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Acoustic Simulation

The Acoustic Simulation training course will cover the simulation of acoustic phenomena in both both ANSYS and WAON. These two software packages compliment eachother in the modeling of acoustic environements.

Course Topics Include:

  • Techniques for maximizing accuracy and reducing computational  overhead
  • Linear Acoustics
  • Coupled Structural-Acoustics
  • Non-Linear Acoustics
  • Parametric Model Building
  • Optimization

The course material is reinforced by numerous “hands-on” workshops and exercises.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

Orthopedic Implant Simulation

Learn how to maximize the design process of your orthopedic implants with simulation best practices, ensuring that your prototypes are made with the most advanced and optimal design possible.

This 2-day workshop is recommended for anyone new to medical device simulation or current practitioners interested in seeing advances in the field. The process will go from quantitative medical images, coupling finite element analysis with musculoskeletal modeling, realistic material property assignment, fatigue/fracture analysis, optimal design discovery and considerations for FDA approval. The process capitalizes on the strengths of a number of different commercial softwares, such as Ansys, AnyBody, Mimics, modeFrontier and internal tools developed at Ozen Engineering.

A brief outline of the course topics is as follows:

  • 3D geometry and material properties from tomographic medical image data (Mimics, Materialise Software)
  • Musculoskeletal modeling of daily living activities (AnyBody, AnyBody Technologies)
  • Coupling musculoskeletal modeling to finite element analysis (Any2Ans, Ozen Engineering)
  • Finite element analysis of orthopedic trauma implants (Ansys, Ansys)
  • Fatigue, fracture and reliability analysis (Ansys, Ansys)
  • Optimization of implant design parameters for multiple objectives (modeFrontier, Esteco)
  • FDA approval considerations

This is a two day course

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

 

Clean Energy Simulations in the Solar Industry

Come and hear our technical staff give a presentation on Clean Energy Simulations in the Solar Industry.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • Thermal
  • Structural
  • Thermal-stress
  • Solder Joint Reliability
  • Electrical
  • CFD
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Optimization

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS LS-DYNA

This class benefits engineers who analyze problems involving contact, large deformations, nonlinear materials, high frequency response phenomena or problems requiring explicit solutions.

Attendees with prior modeling and nonlinear skills should be able to:

  • distinguish problems that should be solved explicitly versus implicitly
  • identify and choose element types, materials and commands used in explicit dynamic analyses
  • perform all procedures for an explicit dynamic analyses

Course Topics include:

  • Elements
  • Part definitions
  • Material definitions
  • BCs, Loading, and Rigid bodies
  • Solution and simulation controls
  • Postprocessing
  • Restarting
  • Explicit-to-Implicit sequential solutions
  • Implicit-to-explicit sequential solutions
  • ANSYS LS-DYNA drop test module

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

This is a two day course

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Workbench – DesignXplorer

ANSYS Workbench – DesignXplorer is an application that works with parameters to explore various design configurations and their analysis response. DesignXplorer offers dynamic interaction with the design envelope. Utilizing advanced parametric control, DesignXplorer provides instantaneous feedback on all your proposed design modifications, dramatically decreasing the number of design iterations and improving the overall design process. Its easy-to-understand GUI, based upon Workbench Technology, and accurate results finally allow concentration on more innovative designs.

DesignXplorer incorporates both traditional and nontraditional optimization through a goal-driven optimization method. This allows users to consider multiple designs so they can create new items within their existing product lines or optimize parts for new conditions much more quickly and efficiently.

DesignXplorer interacts with ANSYS Workbench – Simulation and offers bi-directional associativity with leading CAD packages such as SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, Unigraphics and Pro/ENGINEER.

After completing the course, attendees should be able to use DesignXplorer to study, quantify, and graph various structural and thermal analysis responses on parts and assemblies.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ANSYS Explicit STR

This course focuses on preparing analysts for explicit dynamics simulations with ANSYS Explicit STR. Based off of proven AUTODYN solver technology, yet inside the familiar ANSYS Workbench interface, ANSYS Explicit STR allows engineers to easily take advantage of explicit dynamics capabilities of ANSYS. The course will include introductory material on explicit dynamic simulations as well as specific application areas such as drop tests and impact simulations.

Technical concepts covered include:

  • Taylor Test
  • Explicit Post Processing
  • Large deformation
  • Explicit Meshing
  • Body Interactions
  • Drop Tests
  • Mass Scaling
  • Material Models
  • Shock Prop
  • Optimization

This is a 2 day class.

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

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ELECTROMIGRATION Simulation in ANSYS

This class will demonstrate how ANSYS/Mechanical can be used in modeling a complex phenomenon like electromigration taking into account electrical field forces, thermal gradients, stress gradients, and atomic concentration gradient.

 

Electromigration is a physical phenomenon of mass transport caused by the gradual movement of the ions in a conductor due to momentum transfer between conducting electrons and diffusing metal atoms. Electromigration is most significant in applications where current densities are high, for example microelectronics, semiconductors, etc. As the size of integrated circuits (ICs) decreases, while required currents remain roughly the same, current densities necessarily increase and the effect of electromigration becomes more significant. “Electromigration has been the most menacing and persistent threat to interconnect reliability.”

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day

ACT – Application Customization Toolkit

ACT – Application Customization Toolkit is a full-featured scripting
interface to customize Applications in Workbench.

• In R14, ACT allows customization in the Mechanical application (Beta)
– Define customized boundary conditions and post-processing
– Replace command snippets with interactive objects
– Do much more than what the standard features in Mechanical
• Access node/element information, material, solution, results data …
• Perform: Crack propagation, Sub-modeling, MEMS, CMS (using ROM)
– Even replace the APDL solver with your custom solver!
• ACT would be available for more applications in future
• ACT provides an option to migrate APDL users to Mechanical
– Allow reusing legacy APDL developments in user-friendly way
– Gets the best of the two worlds!
• Developing ACT solutions is fast and efficient
– One doesn’t have to be a developer
– Simple ACT solutions can be developed in minutes
– ACT solutions are future ready!

Target Audience:
A – Need to only create new features (not existing in Mechanical already)
B – Need to automate existing and new features in Mechanical
And:
Interested in using other Workbench capabilities such as CAD
Connection, DP/DX, Meshing etc.
Reduce learning curve for new engineers (not have to be APDL experts)
Repeated need to access the new features

This is a one day course.

Typical Agenda
9:00AM – Class Begins
12- 1:00PM – Lunch Served
5:00PM – Class Ends
Cost: $600/day