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Lecture Unit: Structural Analysis of Beams with Ansys Discovery

This lecture covers basic concepts of structural analysis and its workflow through the study of simple beams.  It also showcases how to set up a structural simulation in Ansys Discovery and provides a comparison of analytical and numerical solution for a cantilever beam. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding simple beam structural analysis 
  • Ability to set up a structural simulation in Ansys Discovery
  • Awareness of importance of simulation in engineering problems 

Applicable Courses for Use

Structures, Structural Analysis, Stress analysis, Applied Solid Mechanics, Strength of Materials

Downloadable Content

  • PowerPoint Presentation (slides with notes)
  • In-built Quiz 
  • Simulation Exercises and Homework
  • Bonus Slides: Statically Determinate and Indeterminate Structures



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