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Ansys Mechanical Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This training course provides an in-depth overview of the various dynamic analysis types available within Ansys Mechanical.  If your design will undergo any type of motion, the concepts presented in this course will equip you with knowledge critical to a successful design.  It can be challenging to take the information within a design or test specification and from that know what type of analysis needs to be performed. By combining a mixture of theoretical background along with practical guidance and examples, this course will enable you to choose the type of analysis most pertinent to your needs, while giving you confidence in understanding the results and making design decisions based upon them.


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer workshops to give you the knowledge and confidence you will need to apply what you have learned to do your own designs.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand the differences within each dynamic analysis type.
  • Choose the proper dynamic analysis for virtually any application.
  • Know when and how to apply damping for a given dynamic analysis.
  • Use modal analysis to assist in understanding how a structure may respond to various applied forces.
  • Use efficient modeling and analysis techniques to solve complex dynamic problems within reasonable time constraints.
  • Interpret the results of the analysis with confidence and a greater understanding.

 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. 

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.


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: Introduction
  • Workshop 01.1: Flywheel
  • Module 02: Damping
  • Workshop 02.1: SDOF Oscillators
  • Module 03: Modal Analysis
  • Workshop 03.1: Plate with Hole
  • Workshop 03.2: Bladed Disk
  • Workshop 03.3: Valve Body
  • Module 04: Modal Cyclic Symmetry Analysis
  • Workshop 04.1: Bevel Gear

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 05: Linear Perturbation Analysis
  • Workshop 05.1: Perturbation of Two Beams
  • Module 06: Harmonic Analysis
  • Workshop 06.1: Fixed-Fixed Beam
  • Module 07: Response Spectrum Analysis

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 07: Response Spectrum Analysis (cont’d)
  • Workshop 07.1: Suspension Bridge
  • Module 08: Random Vibration Analysis
  • Workshop 08.1: Girder Assembly
  • Module 09: Transient Analysis

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 09: Transient Analysis (cont’d)
  • Workshop 09.1: Caster Wheel
  • Workshop 09.2: Gantry Crane
  • Workshop 09.3: Wire Bonder
  • Module 10: Component Mode Synthesis
  • Workshop 10.1: Blower Frame CMS
  • Introduction to Dynamic Analysis
  • Damping and its application to various analysis types
  • Modal Analysis, included damped modal and Cyclic Symmetry
  • Linear Perturbation Analysis as a method of establishing prestress
  • Full and Mode-Superposition Harmonic Analysis, including prestress
  • Response Spectrum Analysis, Single- and Multi-Point
  • Random Vibration Analysis
  • Full and Mode-Superposition Transient Analysis, including prestress
  • Component Mode Synthesis (CMS) for Modal and Harmonic analysis