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Introduction to modeling 3M™ Structural Adhesives using Ansys

Course Overview

This course gives an overview of experimental characterization, material modeling, and numerical simulation of structural adhesive systems at 3M. Suitable testing and characterization methods for structural adhesives will be presented. Material model calibration and parameter identification techniques for continuum models and cohesive zone models will be covered. Finally, a typical bonding geometry will be discussed to underline the applicability of the proposed material models and numerical approaches with the help of workshops built by Ansys WB. Other Industry examples will be presented and briefly discussed.


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand what structural adhesives are and their benefits in joining applications. 
  • Have a basic understanding of experimental characterization of structural adhesives for FE modeling data. 
  • Understand basic concepts about the numerical representation of structural adhesives using continuum and cohesive zone approaches.
  • Learn adhesive modeling techniques using Ansys from the workshop session. 

 Available Dates

Date / TimeDurationEvent TypeLocationLanguageCourse CostRegistration
February 21, 2022
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT-5)
1 Session
VirtualVirtualEnglishSubscription OnlyRegister

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