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Ansys Mechanical
Structural Plastics

Course Overview

This course is designed for existing users of Ansys Mechanical. You will learn and achieve an understanding of the available material models for plastics simulation. This course also covers some testing procedures to extract tests data for Ansys simulations.


Teaching Method

 Mechanical Engineer with a background on material modeling in FE analysis and nonlinear problems modelization.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics of Structural Plastics
  • Be familiar with the testing procedures
  • Learn about the Ansys material models for Plastics modeling
  • Understand the needed inputs for material models
  • Be familiar with the workflow in Ansys for material definition

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


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

Live Classroom Day 1
  • Module 1: Characterization of Structural Plastics Behavior
  • Module 2: Testing for Structural Plastics
  • Module 3: Applicable Material Models
  • Workshop 3.1: Small Deformation Plasticity Material
  • Workshop 3.2: Large Deformation Elasticity Material (Hyperelastic)
  • Workshop 3.3: Hyperelastic with Viscoelastic Material
  • Workshop 3.4: Bergstrom Boyce Material Model
  • Module 4: Determining Material Model Input
  • Workshop 4.1: Data Extraction for Elasto-plastic Material
  • Workshop 4.2: Data Extraction – Hyperelastic Material Model
  • Workshop 4.3: Viscoelastic Curve fitting