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ANSYS Workbench Environment

Total Length: 2  Days

This two-day course is targeted at designers and engineers who want to learn and experience the new ANSYS Workbench Environment to perform structural, thermal, thermal-stress and electromagnetic analyses. Discussion topics will focus on experiencing the object-based interface, attaching existing CAD geometry, pre-processing, solving, and post-processing. The course will include both lecture and laboratory exercises. Strategies for performing design optimization and robust design will be demonstrated with real world examples. Techniques for integrating CAD, Excel, ANSYS and external programs within ANSYS Workbench Environment will be demonstrated.

Who Should Attend
Design engineers, CAE analysts, consultants, R&D personnel, quality engineers, and process engineers.
B.S. in engineering or equivalent experience is recommended. NO prior knowledge of FEA, DOE or statistical techniques is required.

Learning Outcomes
Utilize the Workbench Simulation graphical user interface.
Attach geometry from a CAD system or existing CAD file.
Input material properties and control mesh density
Perform multi-pass adaptive meshing with convergence controls
Apply loads and constraints, solve and review results.
Perform static structural, modal, buckling, thermal, thermal-stress, fatigue and electromagnetic analyses
Easily generate and publish a report summarizing your analysis
Utilize the Design-Modeler to built 3D parametric surfaces and solid models
Using CAD parameters with bidirectional associativity for design optimization and Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)

Course Outline
Module 1: Design Simulation Basics
    Workbench object-based interface
    Launching Design Simulation
    Apply loads and constraints, solve and review results
    Application activity: Stress and deflection analysis of a simple part

Module 2: Preprocessing in Workbench
    Overview of geometry branch
    Automatic contact detection
    Applying mesh control
    Application activity: Structural Analysis of a simple assembly

Module 3: Dynamic Analysis
    Process for Modal analysis
    Pre-stressed Modal Analysis
    Animation of mode shapes
    Automatic report generation
    Application activity: Modal analysis of a rotating component

Module 4: Thermal Analysis
    Overview of geometry branch
    Automatic thermal contact detection
    Contact surface with variable conductance
    Application activity: Thermal Analysis of a Pro/E assembly

Module 5: Shape Finder
    Topology Optimization Procedure
    Identifying the optimum shape of components for weight reduction with out scarifying performance
    Application activity: Topology optimization of component with torsional load

Module 6: CAD Integration and Design Exploration
    Establishing CAD and simulation parameters
    Performing Design of Experiments (DOE)
    Building and exploring response surfaces
    Generating sensitivity and spider plots
    Capturing and evaluating performance attributes
    Application activity: Design Space exploration of a power electronics assembly

Module 7: Fatigue Analysis
    Process for fatigue analysis
    Material properties for fatigue analysis
    Variable amplitude fatigue
    Non-Proportional amplitude fatigue
    Application activity: Fatigue analysis of an automotive suspension assembly

Module 8: Engineering Quality into the Design and Knowledge Capture
    Review of the cost of poor quality and how improved quality reduces total cost
    Identifying noise and control parameters
    Statistical performance - shift (mean) and squeeze (variability)
    Designing for Six-sigma quality levels with Design explorer
    Application activity: Robust Design of a complex assembly


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