Introduction to Ansys nCode DesignLife

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the capabilities of Ansys nCode DesignLife that are included with a standard license. It covers the basics of using Ansys Mechanical with Ansys nCode DesignLife to assess structural durability.


  • Completion of training course Ansys Mechanical Getting Started is required.
  • A background in fatigue theory is recommended, but not required.

Target Audience:

All engineers that deal with issues of structural fatigue and durability.

Teaching Method:

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

Currently, no Learning Outcome available.

 Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
February 8, 2021
16:00 - 18:00   EST (GMT -5)
3 Sessions
Feb 08 - 10
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
March 16, 2021
10:00 - 17:00   KST (GMT +9)
1 Day
Mar 16
Live Seoul , South Korea Korean 350000   KRW REGISTER
April 20, 2021
10:00 - 12:00   CEST (GMT +2)
3 Sessions
Apr 20-22
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a 1½ day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Introduction to CAE fatigue
  • Integration of Ansys nCode DesignLife and Workbench
  • DesignLife User Interface
  • Load Mapping
  • Stress Life and Strain Life methods of fatigue assessment

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Lecture: Overview
  • Lecture: Introduction to CAE Fatigue
  • Lecture: Ansys Workbench / DesignLife Integration
  • Workshop: DesignLife Integration with Workbench
  • Workshop: Ansys nCode DesignLife Analysis Using Stress Life

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Lecture: DesignLife Interface
  • Lecture: Importing FE Results into DesignLife
  • Lecture: Material Mapping
  • Lecture: Load Mapping
  • Lecture: Duty Cycles
  • Workshop: Controlling FE Import
  • Workshop: Modifying Material Properties
  • Workshop: Time Series Load Mapping
  • Workshop: Time Step Load Mapping
  • Workshop: Duty Cycles

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Lecture: Stress Life Method
  • Lecture: Strain Life Method
  • Workshop: Stress Life Fatigue Solution
  • Workshop: Strain Life fatigue Solution Using Linear FE Results
  • Workshop: Strain Life fatigue Solution Using Nonlinear FE Results