Date : Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Time : 09:30

Venue : CADFEM London


Introduction to Structural Mechanics Simulation with ANSYS Mechanical


ANSYS Mechanical is becoming ever easier to use thanks to its intuitive interface. Prepared analysis templates provide the user with structured workflows, which include complex tasks or multiphysics workflows. On the other hand, the appropriate modelling or the idealization of details, such as contact elements, still require the core competency of the expert simulation engineer. The same applies to other decisions: Where should I define my model limit? Which type of analysis do I choose? What are the boundary conditions and loads? Where is it worthwhile to think about a particular meshing strategy and where is this effort not justified?

This strength of this course is its particular attention to the application of simulation technology to real engineering examples.

Image: Improving stability: Structural shape of a crane
Source: Liebherr Cranes


Target group:

Whether you are a design engineer, development engineer or a university graduate, you will find the best start to simulation with ANSYS Mechanical. This introductory course will provide you with a solid foundation and the necessary practical skills for successful structural mechanics simulation in your professional career.


This course provides the foundation for the structural mechanics simulation with ANSYS Mechanical and thus for all training courses based on it, such as advanced contact, material, dynamics and temperature.

Day 1: 

ANSYS WB / Software handling

  • Introduction to FEM
  • Demonstration (live)
  • Workbench-Project page
  • Material Definition
  • Objects and their properties
  • Mechanical-Software handling

Meshing / Theory

  • Summary of points 1-3
  • Global Mesh Settings
  • Local Mesh Settings (element size only)
  • Connecting bodies (bonded contact only)

Day 2: 

Boundary Conditions / FE Idealization

  • Introduction to Boundary Conditions
  • Deformation-Boundary Conditions
  • Load-Boundary Conditions
  • Inertial Loads

Evaluation of Results

  • Evaluation of Results
  • Singularities
  • Construction Geometry - Path Evaluation
  • Probes


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