Ansys Mechanical Basic Structural Nonlinearities (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course provides you the tools to achieve nonlinear simulation from pre-processing, full solution and post-processing. Learn how to monitor the solution and use the appropriate settings to override convergence problems.



  • Completion of Introduction to Ansys Workbench for Mechanical is strongly advised.

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.

Self-paced Learning: 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription. Register for a subscription using the tab below or contact for more information.

Learning Pathway


Learning Outcome

Currently, no Learning Outcome available

Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
January 18, 2021
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT -5)
4 Sessions
Jan 18-21
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only  REGISTER
April 27, 2021
10:00 - 17:00   KST (GMT +9)
2 Days
Apr 27-28
Live Seoul , South Korea Korean 700000  KRW  

Learning Options 

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


This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Workshop 1.1:  Shell Disk
  • Workshop 1.2:  Line Search
  • Module 02:  Procedure
  • Workshop 2.1:  Large deflection

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 03:  Restart Controls
  • Workshop 3.1:  Restart Controls
  • Module 04:  Introduction to Contact
  • Workshop 4.1:  Contact Stiffness Study
  • Workshop 4.2:  Symmetric vs Asymmetric

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 05:  Rate Independent Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.1:  Metal Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.2 : Hardening
  • Module 06:  Buckling and Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.1:  Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.2: Post Buckling with Stabilization

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 07:  Nonlinear Diagnostic
  • Workshop 7.1:  Contact Diagnostics
  • Module 08:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity
  • Workshop 8.1:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity