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Ansys Mechanical Getting Started (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

New to Ansys Mechanical? This is the place to start. After completing this course you’ll understand the complete end-to-end procedure for conducting basic linear static structural analyses and will be able to apply it to the solution of your own analysis problems. Just as importantly, you’ll learn several techniques to improve the efficiency of your solutions and the fidelity of your results. You’ll also have a firm foundation for studying many advanced analysis techniques in Ansys Mechanical.


  • A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended. An engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience

Mechanical Engineers, including Vibrations Engineers, Thermal Engineers, Impact Dynamics Engineers, and most other subdisciplines; Mechanical Design Engineers; Mechanical Designers.

Teaching Method

A major emphasis is placed on teaching by software demonstration and on the development of a solution to a design challenge from start to finish. Students will then have an opportunity to either repeat the instructor’s steps or work on an additional design challenge workshop. The goal is to give students the knowledge and experience they’ll need to confidently apply what they’ve learned to their own design challenges.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Carry out the basic end-to-end static structural analysis process in Ansys Mechanical.
  • Describe several of the considerations that are important in the planning of a useful and appropriate analysis model.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of viewing control, entity selection, geometry import, material property definition and assignment, coordinate systems, mesh control, contact regions, simple loads, supports and results display.
  • Appreciate the importance of model validation and several common techniques that may be used to achieve it.

 Available Dates

Date / Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
Jun 10, 2021
10:00 - 17:00 KST (GMT +9)
2 Days
Jun 10-11
Live Seoul, South Korea Korean 736000 KRW REGISTER
August 18, 2021
09:30 - 16:30 CST (GMT +8)
1 Day
August 18
Live Hsinchu, Taiwan Chinese 19500 TWD REGISTER
August 23, 2021
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT-5)
4 Sessions
Aug 23-26
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
October 11, 2021
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT-5)
4 Sessions
Oct 11-14
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. 

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 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Introductory Demonstration
  • Module 02: Problem Statement
  • Module 03: Modeling Approach and Considerations
  • Module 04: Geometry and Coordinate Systems

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 05: Connection
  • Module 06: Mesh
  • Module 07: Analysis Settings, Loads, and Supports
  • Module 08: Postprocessing and Validation
  • Module 09: Parametric Update of Model

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 10: Alternative/Advanced Modeling Approaches
  • Module 11: Geometric Considerations to Improve Efficiency
  • Module 12: Obtaining More Realistic Interfaces Among Bodies
  • Module 13: Additional Mesh Methods for Improved Fidelity

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 14: More Analysis Settings, Loads, and Supports
  • Module 15: Advanced Postprocessing for Additional Insight
  • Module 16: Parameters and Leveraging Associativity
  • Introductory Demonstration
  • Problem Statement
  • Introduction to the Design Challenge
  • Modeling Approach and Considerations
  • Geometry
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Connections
  • Mesh
  • Analysis Settings
  • Loads
  • Supports
  • Postprocessing
  • Validation
  • Parametric Update
  • Alternative/Advanced Modeling Approaches
  • Geometric Considerations for Improved Efficiency
  • Obtaining More Realistic Interfaces between Parts
  • Additional Mesh Methods to Improve Fidelity
  • Advanced Postprocessing for Additional Insight
  • Parameters and Associativity