ANSYS Mechanical Rotordynamics


This course focuses on the vibrational analysis of rotating machinery in ANSYS Mechanical, including evaluation of critical speeds, Campbell diagrams, whirl orbits, and associated bearing implementation. One-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional geometries are covered, as well as connection to non-rotating support structures. Relevant theory, product application, and hands-on workshops are all included with the course materials.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Carry out the basic end-to-end rotordynamics analysis process in ANSYS Mechanical.

  • Understand the underlying technical and analysis features that are unique to rotordynamics.

  • Describe and apply the essential rotordynamics analysis capabilities: computation of critical speeds, prediction of rotor whirl and system stability, computation of unbalance response, and consideration of start=up and shut-down transient responses.


  • Completion of ANSYS Mechanical Getting Started is required.

Target Audience: Primarily Mechanical Engineers, including Rotating Machinery Engineers, Vibrations Engineers, Dynamics Engineers, and similar sub disciplines.

Teaching Method: Lectures and practical hands-on workshops to validate acquired knowledge.

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 Rotordynamics


Topics Covered :

Agenda :

This is a 1 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 / Live Classroom Day 1

●  Module 01: Introduction and Background

●  Workshop 1: Nelson-Vaugh Rotor

●  Module 02: Modal Analysis

●  Module 03: Critical Speeds

●  Workshop 2: Campbell Diagrams

●  Workshop 3: Orbital Plots

●  Workshop 4: Parametric Critical Speed

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

●  Module 04: Harmonic Analysis

●  Module 05: Unbalanced Response

●  Workshop 5: Unbalanced Loads and Bode Plots

●  Module 06: General Axisymmetric Elements

●  Workshop 6: General Axisymmetric Elements

●  Module 07: Combining Non-Rotating Structures

●   Workshop 7: Non-Rotating Structures

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February 3, 2021
10:00 - 12:00   CET (GMT +1)
February 3, 2021 2 Sessions
Feb 3-4
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June 21, 2021
13:00 - 15:00   EST (GMT -5)
June 21, 2021 2 Sessions
Jun 21-22
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only Register  ›

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