Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical APDL
The ANSYS finite element solvers enable a breadth and depth of capabilities unmatched by anyone in the world of computer-aided simulation. Thermal, Structural, Acoustic, Piezoelectric, Electrostatic and Circuit Coupled Electromagnetics are just an example of what can be simulated. Regardless of the type of simulation, each model is represented by a powerful scripting language … the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). APDL is the foundation for all sophisticated features, many of which are not exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface. It also offers many conveniences such as parameterization, macros, branching and looping, and complex math operations. All these benefits are accessible within the ANSYS Mechanical APDL user interface.
This course introduces new users, or experienced ANSYS Mechanical users, to the ANSYS Mechanical APDL user interface. The Mechanical APDL workflow, graphical user interface, and APDL command syntax will be introduced. With this foundation in place, users can apply this knowledge to efficiently set up, solve, and post process virtually any type of analysis.
Please note that for those wishing to learn the Workbench version of ANSYS Mechanical, the “ANSYS Mechanical Getting Started” training course is recommended.
Following completion of this course, you will be able to:
Comfortably navigate the Mechanical APDL user interface and apply a proven workflow for creating, solving, and post-processing 2-D and 3-D finite element models.
- Import and/or create geometry as needed for the creation of their simulation model.
- Use Selection Logic to efficiently operate on sub-regions of a model for meshing, loading, and post-processing.
- Understand the concept of element attributes and apply it to building effective, efficient meshes using beam, shell, and solid elements.
- Build complex interactions among model regions through contact, coupling, constraint equations, and bolt/gasket interfaces.
- Implement coupled-field solutions using 1-D fluid flow elements and 2-D and 3-D solid elements.
- A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended. An engineering degree is not required. Some users will appreciate having working knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical in the Workbench environment, although this is not required.
Target Audience: Mechanical Engineers, including Automotive Engineers, Materials Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Structural Engineers, and many other subdisciplines.
Teaching Method: Lectures and hands-on workshops give students the knowledge and confidence they’ll need to apply what they’ve learned to their own designs.
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.
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