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Ansys Mechanical Basic Structural Nonlinearities (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

Learn the fundamental skills necessary to unlock the power of nonlinear solutions in Ansys Mechanical. Understand the nonlinear solution algorithm and the end-to-end solution procedure that may be applied to all nonlinear analysis problems. Efficiently simulate the structural response of physical systems with features that are vital for the accurate representation of many complex real-world physical phenomena, including large deflection, surface-to-surface contact, elastic-plastic material models, nonlinear buckling, and others. Utilize sophisticated debugging tools to quickly diagnose nonlinear convergence issues.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of the Ansys Mechanical Getting Started course is required.

Target Audience

Mechanical Engineers, including Automotive Engineers, Materials Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Structural Engineers, and many other subdisciplines.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Pathway

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Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand the underlying technology and control the solution algorithms used to implement nonlinear solutions in Ansys Mechanical.
  • Describe the three fundamental types of nonlinearities in Ansys Mechanical: large deflection, connections, and materials.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of restart controls, nonlinear buckling, and mesh nonlinear adaptivity.
  • Recognize and correct the most common causes of non-convergence in nonlinear solutions.
  • Appreciate the importance of model validation and several techniques that may be used to achieve it.

Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
November 8, 2021
16:00 - 18:00   ET (GMT -5)
4 Sessions
Nov 8-11
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER

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. 

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.

Agenda

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

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Workshop 1.1:  Shell Disk
  • Workshop 1.2:  Line Search
  • Module 02:  Procedure
  • Workshop 2.1:  Large deflection

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 03:  Restart Controls
  • Workshop 3.1:  Restart Controls
  • Module 04:  Introduction to Contact
  • Workshop 4.1:  Contact Stiffness Study
  • Workshop 4.2:  Symmetric vs Asymmetric

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 05:  Rate Independent Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.1:  Metal Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.2 : Hardening
  • Module 06:  Buckling and Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.1:  Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.2: Post Buckling with Stabilization

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 07:  Nonlinear Diagnostic
  • Workshop 7.1:  Contact Diagnostics
  • Module 08:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity
  • Workshop 8.1:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity

Day 1

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Workshop 1.1:  Shell Disk
  • Workshop 1.2:  Line Search
  • Module 02:  Procedure
  • Workshop 2.1:  Large deflection
  • Module 03:  Restart Controls
  • Workshop 3.1:  Restart Controls
  • Module 04:  Introduction to Contact
  • Workshop 4.1:  Contact Stiffness Study
  • Workshop 4.2:  Symmetric vs Asymmetric

Day 2

  • Module 05:  Rate Independent Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.1:  Metal Plasticity
  • Workshop 5.2 : Hardening
  • Module 06:  Buckling and Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.1:  Linear Perturbation
  • Workshop 6.2: Post Buckling with Stabilization
  • Module 07:  Nonlinear Diagnostic
  • Workshop 7.1:  Contact Diagnostics
  • Module 08:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity
  • Workshop 8.1:  Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity