ANSYS Mechanical Beams and Shells Modeling


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.

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


  • 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 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.


ANSYS Mechanical Beams and Shells Modeling



Agenda :

 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 Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 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 Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

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