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Introduction to Ansys Mechanical for Ocean Loading

Course Overview

This course focuses on practical workshops combined with lecture sessions in order to give advice and useful experience for ocean loads application in Mechanical. The aim is to understand the basic workflow to study submerged or semi-submerged slender structures.

This training course describes analyses with ocean loading in the case of slender bodies.


  • Completion of Ansys Mechanical Getting Started course is required.
  • General familiarity with the Workbench Project Page, Engineering Data and the Mechanical Interface is assumed.
  • General familiarity with beams models simulation is required.

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 Outcome

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

  • Setup an ocean environment, add waves, current loads
  • Understand the MAPDL commands used for Ocean Loading analysis
  • Be familiar with the Offshore extension
  • Define a pile structure - soil interaction
  • Use Design Assessment to post process advanced results and combine results

 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.


This is a 1 day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, tutorials only.

Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 1: Modeling of Ocean Waves
  • Workshop 1.1: Jacket Structure
  • Module 2: Ocean MAPDL Commands
  • Workshop 2.1: Ocean Loading
  • Module 3: ACT Offshore ExtensionWorkshop 3.1: Spectrum Time Series
  • Workshop 3.2: Harmonic Analysis
  • Module 4: Pile Analysis
  • Workshop 4.1: Pile Analysis
  • Module 5: Design Assessment
  • Workshop 5.1: Design Assessment - Solution Combination
  • Workshop 5.2: Design Assessment - MAPDL
  • Workshop 5.3: Design Assessment - ASME Check
  • Module 6: Ansys AQWA/Mechanical Load Mapping