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Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical APDL


This course is recommended for anyone who wishes to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of mechanical parts and has little or no ANSYS Mechanical APDL (MAPDL) software experience. The ANSYS Mechanical APDL workflow, graphical user interface, along with the APDL command syntax, will be introduced to users. The focus will be on linear static structural analyses, although the concepts presented will provide a strong foundation to allow the user to solve other physics, such as thermal analyses, or more complicated analysis procedures with ANSYS Mechanical APDL. After completing the course, attendees should be able to use the ANSYS Mechanical APDL software efficiently to set up, solve, and postprocess linear static analyses.

Please note that for those wishing to learn the Workbench version of ANSYS Mechanical should attend the "Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical" training course instead.


  • A technical education and background in finite element analysis is recommended but an engineering degree is not 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.

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.


Topics Covered :

  • Instructor Introductory Demonstration
  • MAPDL Elements and Conceptual Review of FEA Fundamentals
  • Introduction to APDL
  • Geometry Creation and Import
  • Select Logic
  • Coordinate Systems and the Workplane
  • Element Attribute Definition/Assignment
  • Meshing
  • Applying Loads and Boundary Conditions
  • Solving
  • Post Processing
  • Modal and Mode Superposition Harmonic Response Analyses
  • Coupling and Constraint Equations
  • Parameters
  • Planar Elements
  • Shell and Beam Elements
  • Contact
  • Pretension/Bolt Preload
  • Surface Effect and 1D Fluid Flow Elements
  • Coupled Field Analyses
  • Command Objects in Workbench Mechanical

Agenda :

This is a 3 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 5 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

  • Live Classroom Day 1
    • Module 01: Introduction to the MAPDL GUI (with student participation)
    • Module 02:  MAPDL Element Types and Simplified FEA Theory
    • Module 03:  Introduction to APDL (ANSYS Parametric Design Language
    • Module 04:  Geometry Creation and Import
    • Module 05:  Select Logic and Components
    • Module 06:  Coordinate Systems
    • Module 07:  Element Attributes
    • Workshop 3a:  APDL Input File
    • Workshop 4a:  Geometry Creation in PREP7
    • Workshop 4b:  Importing Geometry Into MAPDL
    • Workshop 5a:  Select Logic
    • Workshop 6a:  Coordinate Systems
    • Workshop 7a:  Element Attributes
  • Live Classroom Day 2
    • Module 08:  Meshing
    • Module 09:  Boundary Conditions and Loads
    • Module 10: Solvers
    • Module 11: Post Processing (with student participation)
    • Module 12: Modal ad Mode Superposition Harmonic Analyses
    • Module 13: Nodal Coupling and Constrain Equations
    • Module 14: Using Parameters
    • Workshop 8a:  Meshing
    • Workshop 9a:  Boundary Conditions and Loads
    • Workshop 12a: Modal Analysis
    • Workshop 12b MSUP Harmonic Analysis
    • Workshop 13a: Periodic Boundary Conditions
    • Workshop 13b: Moment Connection
    • Workshop 14a: MPC184 Remote Point
    • Workshop 14b: Writing Results to a Text File
    • Workshop 14c: Tabular Loading with TREAD
  • Live Classroom Day 3
    • Module 15: 2D Anlaysis
    • Module 16: Shell and Beam Elements
    • Module 17: Contact
    • Module 18: Pretension
    • Module 19: Surface Effect and Fluid116 (1D Fluid Flow Elements)
    • Module 20: Introduction to Coupled Field Analysis
    • Module 21: Introduction to Using Command Objects in Workbench Mechanical
    • Workshop 15a: Hanging Bracket
    • Workshop 16a: Beams and Shells
    • Workshop 17a: Bonded Contact
    • Workshop 17b: Snap Insertion with Standard Contact
    • Workshop 17c: CERIG and MPC Contact
    • Workshop 18a: Bolt Preload
    • Workshop 19a: Pin Load in a Hole Using Surf154
    • Workshop 19b: Cooling Plate Forced Convection with Surf152 and Fluid116
    • Workshop 20a: Thermo-Mechanical Coupling Using Physics Environments
    • Workshop 20b: Thermo-Mechanical Coupling Using Coupled Field Elements
    • Workshop 21: Pulsed Thermoelectric Heater with Circuit Coupling
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2019년 12월 2일
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT -5)
2019년 12월 2일 5 Sessions
Dec 2-6
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2020년 1월 13일
13:00 - 15:00   EST (GMT -5)
2020년 1월 13일 5 Sessions
Jan 13-17
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