**ANSYS Syllabus**

**1: INTRODUCTION TO FEA AND ANSYS**

Introduction to FEA

General Working of FEA

Nodes, Elements, and Element Shapes

General Procedure of Conducting Finite Element Analysis FEA through ANSYS

Effective Utilization of FEA

FEA Software

Advantages and Limitations of FEA Software

Key Assumptions in FEA

Assumptions Related to Geometry Assumptions Related to Material Properties Assumptions Related to Boundary Conditions Assumptions Related to Fasteners

Types of Analysis

Structural Analysis

Thermal Analysis

Fluid Flow Analysis Electromagnetic Field Analysis Coupled Field Analysis

Important Terms and Definitions Strength (Resistance to Deformation) Load

Stress

Strain

Elastic Limit

Ultimate Strength

Factor of Safety

Lateral Strain and Poisson’s Ratio Bulk Modulus

Creep

Engineering Materials

Introduction to ANSYS System Requirements Getting Started with ANSYS

Interactive Mode

Batch Mode

Starting a New File Using the ANSYS Product Launcher window

ANSYS Output Window

ANSYS Metaphysics Utility Menu Window (ANSYS Session)

Utility Menu

Main Menu

Graphics Area

Standard Toolbar

ANSYS Command Prompt Command Window Icon Raise Hidden Icon

Reset Picking

Contact Manager ANSYS Toolbar

Model Control Toolbar User Prompt Information Current Settings

Setting the Analysis Preferences

Units in ANSYS

Other Important Terms Related to ANSYS

Dialog Boxes

Graphics Display

Panning, Zooming, and Rotating the Model Dividing the Graphics Area

The Pan-Zoom-Rotate Dialog Box

Graphics Picking

Using Mouse Buttons for Picking

ANSYS Database and Files

Saving the File

Resuming the File

Clearing the Database

Some Basic Steps in General Analysis Procedure Points to Remember while Performing an Analysis

Exiting ANSYS Self-Evaluation Test

**2: BASIC SOLID MODELING**

Solid Modeling in ANSYS

Solid Modeling and Direct Generation

Solid Modeling Methods Bottom-up Construction Top-down Construction

Considerations before Creating a Model for Analysis Details Required

Symmetry

Creating Geometric Entities Creating Lines

Creating Arcs

Creating B-Spines

Creating Fillets between Intersecting Lines Creating Areas

Creating and Modifying Work planes Display Working Plane

Show WP Status

WP Settings

Offset WP by Increments Offset WP to

Align WP with

Coordinate Systems in ANSYS Global Coordinate System

Local Coordinate System

Active Coordinate System Display Coordinate System

Nodal Coordinate System Element Coordinate System Results Coordinate System Creating New Coordinate Systems Deleting Existing Coordinate

**3: ADVANCED SOLID MODELING**

Advanced Solid Modeling Creating Volumes Extruding Entities Extending the Line

Creating Complex Solid Models by Performing Boolean Operations Modifying the Solid Model

Scale Move Copy Reflect

Deleting Solid Model Entities Importing Solid Models

Importing the IGES File

Importing Models from Pro/ENGINEER Importing the Model from Unigraphics

**4: FINITE ELEMENT MODELING (FEM) –**

I – Overview of the Finite Element Modeling Element Attributes

Element Types

Reasons Why ANSYS has a Large Element Library Real Constants

Material Properties

Multiple Attributes

Assigning Multiple Attributes before Meshing Assigning Default Attributes before Meshing Modifying Attributes after Meshing

Verifying Assigned Attributes

Element Attributes Table

**5: FINITE ELEMENT MODELING (FEM) – II Finite Element Modeling (FEM) – II**

Mesh Generation

Mesh Density

Meshing the Solid Model

Setting Element Attributes Defining the Mesh

Defining the Entity to be Meshed Defining the Meshing Type

Meshing the Model

Refining the Mesh Locally

Extruding the Mesh

Transitional Pyramid Elements

Requirements for Creating Pyramid Elements

Creating Transitional Pyramid Elements (Hex-to-Tet Meshing) Converting Degenerate Tetrahedral (20 nodes) Elements into Non-degenerate (10 nodes) Tetrahedral Elements

Plotting Pyramid Elements

Meshing the Beam with Orientation Nodes Creating the Beam Mesh with Orientation Nodes

Creating the Beam Mesh with Two Orientation Nodes

Improving the Tetrahedral Element Meshes

Improving Tetrahedral Meshed Volumes by Using Volumes Improving Tetrahedral Meshed Volumes by Using Detached Elements

Some Additional Tips while Meshing the Model Applying Loads

The Nodal Coordinate System Loads in Different Disciplines Types of Loads in ANSYS

Load Steps, Sub steps, and Time Applying Loads

Deleting Loads

Deleting DOF Constraints

Deleting all Loads and Load Step Options

Deleting all Loads Applied on Solid Model

Deleting all Loads Applied on Finite Element Model

**6: SOLUTION AND POSTPROCESSOR**

Solution

Defining the New Analysis Type Restarting the Analysis

Setting Solution Controls Setting Analysis Options Solving the Analysis Problem

Post processing the Result

POST1 (General Postprocessor)

POST26 (Time-history Postprocessor)

Result Coordinate System (RSYS)

Displaying the Deformed Shape of the Model Displaying the Minimum and Maximum Stresses Listing Reaction Forces

Listing Stress Values at each Node

Query Picking

Path Operations

Load Case Combinations

**7: STATIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS**

Effect of self-weight on a cantilever beam Analysis of a bicycle handle

Analysis of a stud (pin)

Analysis of a master

**8: ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (DYNAMIC AND NONLINEAR)**

Advanced Structural Analysis Dynamic Analysis

Performing the Modal Analysis

Specifying the Analysis Type, Analysis Options, and Applying Loads Obtaining the Solution

Reviewing Results

Performing the Harmonic Analysis

Specifying the Analysis Type, Analysis Options, and Applying Loads Obtaining the Solution

Reviewing Results

Performing the Transient Analysis

Specifying the Analysis Type, Analysis Options, and Applying Loads Obtaining the Solution

Reviewing Results

Nonlinear Analysis

Geometric Nonlinearity

Material Nonlinearity

Boundary Nonlinearity (Changing Status)

Performing the Nonlinear Analysis

Specifying the Analysis Type, Setting Solution Controls, and Applying Loads

Obtaining the Solution

**9: ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS**

Steel tubes and springs structure

Modal analysis of an airplane wing Nonlinear analysis (material nonlinearity)

**10: THERMAL ANALYSIS**

Thermal Analysis

Important Terms Used in Thermal Analysis

Heat Transfer Modes Thermal Gradient

Thermal Flux

Bulk Temperature

Film Coefficient

Emissivity Stefan–Boltzmann Constant

Thermal Conductivity

Specific Heat

Types of Thermal Analysis

Steady-State Thermal Analysis

Transient Thermal Analysis

Performing Steady-State Thermal Analysis

Setting the Analysis Preference

Creating or Importing a Solid

Model Defining Element Attributes

Meshing the Solid Model

Specifying the Analysis Type, Analysis Options, and Applying Loads Solving the Analysis Problem

Post processing Results

Performing Transient Thermal Analysis

Specifying the Analysis Type and Setting Solution Controls

**11: GENERATING THE REPORT OF ANALYSIS**

Starting the ANSYS Report Generator Capturing Images for the Report Capturing Animations for the Report Capturing Data Tables for the Report Capturing Lists for the Report Compiling the Report

Changing the Default Settings of the ANSYS Report Generator Error Estimation in Solution

Percentage Error in Energy Norm (SEPC)

Element Energy Error (SERR)

Element Stress Deviations (SDSG)

Maximum and Minimum Stress Bounds (SMXB and SMNB)