Teaching Material Selection and Structural Analysis: A Footbridge Example
Teaching basic engineering concepts online or in person can be greatly enhanced by using hands-on, visual, easy-to-grasp tools. Design projects also benefit from having the right data and decision-making tools starting early in the process right up to prototyping. In this webinar, explore we how Ansys Granta EduPack — the dedicated software for teaching materials selection — links seamlessly with Ansys Discovery – the new tool from Ansys for simulation-driven design. We will use the design for a footbridge to discuss the benefits of combining the two: Students are equipped to make better material choices and understand the impact of materials and structural decisions in the design process.
Speakers: Dr Bridget Ogwezi, Dr Nicola Stefani
What you will learn
- Basic functionalities of Ansys Granta EduPack and Ansys Discovery
- How to perform basic materials selection with Ansys Granta EduPack and use the results in a simple structural problem in Ansys Discovery
- How to support the teaching of structural and design concepts with Ansys Discovery
Who should attend
Educators teaching in engineering design, materials or civil engineering to learn how they can encourage students to understand the impact of materials and structural decisions in the design process.