Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS APDL

Analysis of 1D element using ANSYS APDL

ANSYS Mechanical APDL for Finite Element Analysis provides a hands-on introduction to engineering analysis using one of the most powerful commercial general purposes finite element programs.  APDL is the foundation for all sophisticated features, many of which are not exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface. Students will find a practical and integrated approach that combines finite element theory with best practices for developing, verifying, validating and interpreting the results of finite element models, while engineering professionals will appreciate the deep insight presented on the program’s structure and behavior. Additional topics covered include an introduction to commands, input files, batch processing, and other advanced features in ANSYS.

What you’ll learn

  • FEA and ANSYS Mechanical APDL.
  • Creating the Finite Element Model.
  • Defining Material Properties.
  • Applying Loads.
  • Solution Process.
  • Structural Analysis.
  • Post-processing.
  • Plotting Results.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 6 lectures • 1hr 19min.

Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS APDL

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of CAD software.
  • Basic Fundamentals of finite element analysis.
  • Basic knowledge of ANSYS.

ANSYS Mechanical APDL for Finite Element Analysis provides a hands-on introduction to engineering analysis using one of the most powerful commercial general purposes finite element programs.  APDL is the foundation for all sophisticated features, many of which are not exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface. Students will find a practical and integrated approach that combines finite element theory with best practices for developing, verifying, validating and interpreting the results of finite element models, while engineering professionals will appreciate the deep insight presented on the program’s structure and behavior. Additional topics covered include an introduction to commands, input files, batch processing, and other advanced features in ANSYS.

Ansys Mechanical finite element analysis software is used to simulate computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components for analyzing strength, toughness, elasticity, temperature distribution, fluid flow, and other attributes. Ansys is used to determine how a product will function with different specifications, without building test products or conducting crash tests.

This course introduces new users, or experienced Ansys Mechanical users, to the Ansys Mechanical APDL user interface. The Mechanical APDL workflow, graphical user interface, and analysis of simple mechanical components like Beam, Bar, Truss, Plate etc. . With this foundation in place, users can apply this knowledge to efficiently set up, solve, and post process virtually any type of analysis.