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Ansys Motion
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Course Overview

Learn the skills necessary to model complex systems of interconnected bodies like steering linkages, drivetrains, vehicles, and mechanisms of all kinds while taking advantage of the many productivity and ease-of-use features of the Ansys Mechanical interface. Understand the advantages of including rigid and flexible bodies in the same mechanical system. Efficiently simulate your system’s vibrational response and extract the natural frequencies and mode shapes. Incorporate specialized analysis models to predict the performance of many complex physical systems, including transmissions, tracked vehicles, and full vehicles.


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand the underlying technology and control the solution algorithms used to perform dynamic analyses in Ansys Motion.
  • Implement the end-to-end multibody solution process.
  • Describe the techniques for using contact, joints, and the Ansys Motion postprocessor.
  • Recognize and correct the most common causes of modeling and solution errors.

 Available Dates

Date/Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
15:00 - 17:00
3 Sessions
10-Sep-24 to 12-Sep-24
Virtual VIRTUAL EU English Subscription Only

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.


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

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Introduction​
  • Module 02: Procedure 1.2​

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 03: Procedure 2.2​
  • Workshop 03.1: Piston​
  • Appendix 3A: How to Export a FMU from Motion in Mechanical​
  • Appendix 3B: User Subroutine in Motion​
  • Appendix 3C: Simulation Scenario in Motion Through Simple Examples​
  • Appendix 3D: Electromagnetic Motor in Motion​
  • Module 04: Contacts
  • Workshop 04.1: Door Latch

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 05: Joints ​
  • Workshop 05.1: Hydraulic Excavator​
  • Appendix 5A: Joint Friction Through Simple Examples​
  • Module 06: Postprocessing​
  • Workshop 06.1: Front Suspension