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Ansys Mechanical Shell Modeling (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course is designed for users of Ansys Mechanical that have a need to use shell modeling techniques for structural analysis.

Knowledge of the dedicated preprocessing and postprocessing tools associated with surface bodies and shell elements gained from this course enables users to run a Static Structural analysis using shell elements.

The supporting theoretical background is included along with a review of dedicated elements, geometry, connections, and postprocessing tools.


Teaching Method

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify situations where using Shell Elements can reduce computational costs while capturing the intended structural behavior.
  • Model the geometry using Surface Bodies and assign the proper section and element behavior to them.
  • Construct a well-connected shell element model using shared topology, joint, contact or mesh connection methods.
  • Explore several postprocessing tools to obtain the appropriate results of interest from the Shell Elements.

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

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.

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-hour course covering:

  • Shell Theory.
  • Surface Geometry and Shell Elements.
  • Shell Connections.
  • Analysis Settings for Shell Elements.
  • Shell Element Results.