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ANSYS Mechanical Rigid Body Dynamics


Utilize the power of the rigid dynamics explicit solver for efficient and robust evaluation of mechanical systems containing complex assemblies of interconnected rigid parts undergoing large overall motion. Apply procedures for analysis of machine and mechanism systems such as vehicle suspensions, landing gear assemblies, robotic manipulators, gear trains, amusement rides, engine components, and an innumerable variety of industrial conveyors, drives, indexers, linkages, and the like. Learn the comparative strengths of the explicit and implicit solvers, and how to use both approaches in a connected workflow for a best-of-both-worlds capability.


  • Completion of the ANSYS Mechanical Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics course is required.

Target Audience: Engineers and Designers

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

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This is a 1 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Live Classroom Day 1
    • Module 1: Introduction to Multibody Dynamics
    • Introduction to the Rigid Dynamics Explicit Solver
    • Overview the Rigid Body Analysis Procedure
    • Rigid Solver versus Flexible Solver
    • Workshop: Actuator Mechanism
    • Module 2: Rigid Dynamics Analysis Procedure
    • Preprocessing
    • Solution Settings
    • Postprocessing
    • Constraint Equations
    • Export of Motion Loads
    • Workshop: Using the Assemble and Stops Features
    • Workshop: Applying Motion Loads in Structural Analysis
    • Module 3: Connections
    • Joint Types
    • Joint Creation
    • Joint Coordinate Systems
    • Stops and Locks
    • DOF Checker and Redundancy Analysis
    • Joint Configuration and Assembly
    • Springs
    • Generalized Contact
    • Workshop: Elevator Device
    • Workshop: Constraint Equations
    • Workshop: Gear Backslash
    • Module 4: Rigid/Flexible Dynamics Analysis Procedure
    • Including Nonlinearities
    • Initial Conditions
    • Solution Settings
    • Postprocessing
    • Workshop: Transient Structural Analysis of an Engine Assembly
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22 August 2019
13:00 - 15:00   EST (GMT -5)
22 August 2019 2 Session
Aug 22-23
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only Register  ›

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