Ansys Mechanical
Material Nonlinearities

Course Overview

This course covers advanced nonlinear material options including advanced metal plasticity, viscoplasticity, viscoelasticity, creep and hyperelasticity.


  • Completion of the Ansys Mechanical Basic Structural Nonlinearities course is required.
  • Students need a working knowledge of the procedures for performing a basic nonlinear static structural analysis in the Mechanical Environment.
  • General familiarity with the Workbench Project Page, Engineering Data and the Mechanical Interface is assumed.

Target Audience

Mechanical Engineers working with elastomers or advanced metal models.

Teaching Method

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

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Choose the appropriate material model
  • Understand how to handle nonlinearities coming from materials
  • Use the curve fitting tool 
  • Check the results
  • Be familiar with the existing laboratory tests

 Available Dates

Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
February 24, 2021
10:00 - 17:00   KST (GMT +9)
1 Day
Feb 24
Live Seoul , South Korea Korean 350000   KRW REGISTER
August 2, 2021
16:00 - 18:00   EST (GMT -5)
3 Sessions
Aug 2-4
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. Please contact us.


This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Day 1

  • Module 1 - Advanced Metal Plasticity
  • Workshop 1A: Chaboche
  • Module 2 - Rate Dependent Creep
  • Workshop 2: Stress Relaxation
  • Module 3 - Viscoplasticity with ANANDs Model
  • Module 4 - Hyperelasticity
  • Workshop 4A: Hyperelastic Curve Fitting
  • Workshop 4B: Keyboard
  • Workshop 4C: Mullins Effect
  • Workshop 4D: Anisotropic Hyperelasticity

Day 2

  • Module 5: Testing for Elastomeric Materials
  • Workshop 5: Equibiaxial Tension
  • Module 6 – Viscoelasticity
  • Workshop 6A: Viscoelasticity
  • Module 7 - Advanced Hyperelasticity Physical Properties
  • Workshop 7A: Hysteresis
  • Workshop 7B: Permanent Set
  • Module 8: Advanced Metal Models