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Ansys Mechanical Beams and Shells Modeling

Course Overview

This course is designed for users of Ansys Mechanical that have a need to use beam and shell modeling techniques for structural analysis.

The learning objective is to be able to run a Static Structural solution on a model composed of line (beam) and surface (shell) bodies. This essentially consists of developing knowledge on the dedicated preprocessing and postprocessing tools associated with these body types.

The course is composed of two modules: the first covers beam modeling and the second covers shell modeling. The supporting theoretical background is included in both modules. Also included is a review of dedicated elements, geometry, connections, and postprocessing tools.


  • Completion of Ansys Mechanical Getting Started is required

Target Audience

Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical designers who are already used to work with Ansys Mechanical and are interested to learn more about their models simplifications.

Teaching Method

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

Learning Pathway


Learning Outcome

  • Become familiar with the beams and shells theory
  • Become familiar with the Ansys elements used for beams and shells models
  • Learn how to deal with the body’s connections
  • Learn about the Mesh-Based connection features
  • Discover the dedicated post processing tools for beams and shells

 Available Dates

Date / Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course cost Registration
September 7, 2021
16:00 - 18:00   EST (GMT -5)
2 Sessions
Sep 7-8
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
October 11, 2021
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT -5)
2 Sessions
Oct 11-12
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
October 13, 2021
10:00 - 12:00   CEST (GMT +1)
2 Sessions
Oct 13-14
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 half day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 

  • Module 01: Beam Modeling
  • Workshop 01.1: Beam Modeling
  • Module 02: Shell Modeling
  • Workshop 02.1: Shell Modeling
  • Workshop 02.2: Shell Modeling – Submodeling

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 03: Mesh Based Connection
  • Workshop 03.1: T-Connections
  • Workshop 03.2: Barge Structure