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Optical Theory


ANSYS SPEOS software will enable you to simulate the light within your system.

This course is created for non-optical users who need to learn the basics of optical theory. In this course, you will get familiarized with some basic notions in optics that will allow you to understand how our simulation software work. You will be familiarized with the different methods to measure and analyze the visual spectrum such as radiometry, photometry and colorimetry, and how the human eye perceives light. You will also find a help sheet listing the formulas used to calculate light.

Learning Outcome

  • Learn what is the light.

  • Know how the light interacts with the environment. 

  • Learn about the magnitudes in optics.

  • Know how the light and colors are perceived.



  • A technical education and background but an engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience: Non-Optical background users, Mechanical Engineers and Designers for automotive or lighting industries.

Teaching Method: Lectures Only

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.

Optical Theory




Agenda :

This is a 1 day classroom course covering lectures. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.


  • Virtual Classroom Session 1

    • Light

    • Basic Concepts

  • Virtual Classroom Session 2

    • Radiometry and Photometry

  • Virtual Classroom Session 3

    • Human Vision

  • Virtual Classroom Session 4

    • Colorimetry

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