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Introduction to
Ansys nCode DesignLife

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the capabilities of Ansys nCode DesignLife that are included with a standard license. It covers the basics of using Ansys Mechanical with Ansys nCode DesignLife to assess structural durability.


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Apply the stress-life analysis approach to predict the fatigue life of structures that deform in the linear material range.
  • Apply powerful material mapping, load mapping, and duty cycle techniques to create accurate and realistic models of complicated fatigue scenarios.
  • Apply the strain-life analysis approach to predict the fatigue life of structures that deform in the nonlinear material range.



 Available Dates

Date/Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
9:30 - 18:00
2 Days
23-May-24 to 24-May-24
Live Pune-IN 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 1.5-day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Lecture: Overview
  • Lecture: Introduction to CAE Fatigue
  • Lecture: Ansys Workbench / DesignLife Integration
  • Workshop: DesignLife Integration with Workbench
  • Workshop: Ansys nCode DesignLife Analysis Using Stress Life

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Lecture: DesignLife Interface
  • Lecture: Importing FE Results into DesignLife
  • Lecture: Material Mapping
  • Lecture: Load Mapping
  • Lecture: Duty Cycles
  • Workshop: Controlling FE Import
  • Workshop: Modifying Material Properties
  • Workshop: Time Series Load Mapping
  • Workshop: Time Step Load Mapping
  • Workshop: Duty Cycles

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Lecture: Stress Life Method
  • Lecture: Strain Life Method
  • Workshop: Stress Life Fatigue Solution
  • Workshop: Strain Life fatigue Solution Using Linear FE Results
  • Workshop: Strain Life fatigue Solution Using Nonlinear FE Results
  • Introduction to CAE fatigue
  • Integration of Ansys nCode DesignLife and Workbench
  • DesignLife User Interface
  • Load Mapping
  • Stress Life and Strain Life methods of fatigue assessment