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)