Course:Performing Structural and Thermal Analysis using ANSYS Workbench

Course Description:
This training course will teach users how to effectively use ANSYS Workbench to build a FEA simulation model, analyze it, and then interpret the results. ANSYS is a CAE software. This software accelerates product development by providing rapid feedback on multiple design scenarios, which reduces the need for multiple prototypes and product testing iterations. After completing this course, the trainees/students will be able to perform FEA simulations, including linear static, modal, and harmonic structural analysis and nonlinear steady-state thermal analysis.

Class and Lab Hours: 80 (40 Theory, 40 Lab).

Prerequisites:The trainee/student needs to be an Engineer/Technologist with knowledge of design concepts.

Textbook:ANSYS Workbench 14.0: A Tutorial Approach by Sham Tickoo and CADCIM Technologies, USA

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, trainees/students will be able to:
  1. Edit Surfaces
  2. Understand the FEA Concepts
  3. Create FEA Models
Major Instructional Areas:
  1. Understanding the basics of FEA and its functions
  2. Defining Material Properties
  3. Generating Mesh
  4. Refining Generated Mesh
  5. Specifying Boundary and Loading Conditions
  6. Analyzing the Result Properly
Evaluation:There will be one exam that every trainee/student must pass with 75% or more to get a certificate of completion from TIET.

Suggested Learning Approach
In this course, you will study individually or within a group of peers. As you work on the course deliverables, you are encouraged to share ideas with your peers and instructor, work collaboratively on projects and team assignments, raise critical questions, and provide constructive feedback.

Detailed Course Outline

 Unit Heading   Unit Outcomes   Unit Topics
1. Introduction to FEA
  • Understand the basic concepts and general working of FEA
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of FEA
  • Understand the types of analysis
  • Understand the term and definitions in FEA
  • Introduction to FEA
  • General Procedure to Conduct FEA
  • Preprocessor
  • Solution
  • Postprocessor
  • Key Assumptions in FEA
  • Types of Engineering Analysis
  • Important Terms and Definitions
2. Introduction to ANSYS Workbench
  • Understand the types of systems
  • Understand different types of cells
  • Understand the Graphic User Interface of the Workbench window
  • Start a new project in ANSYS Workbench window
  • Add the first and subsequent analysis system to a project
  • Set units for a project
  • Use ANSYS Workbench help
  • Introduction to ANSYS Workbench
  • Starting ANSYS Workbench
  • Using Project Schematic Window
  • Working on a New Project
  • Renaming a System
  • Deleting a System From a Project
  • Duplicating a System In a Project
  • Saving the Current Project
  • Opening a Project
  • Understanding Units in ANSYS Workbench
  • Using ANSYS Workbench Database and File Format
  • Changing the Unit System
  • Components of a System
  • Refreshing and Updating a Project
  • Adding Second System to a Project
  • Specifying a Geometry for Analysis
3. Part Modeling - I
  • Understand the DesignModeler Workspace
  • Draw sketches
  • Apply constraints and relations
  • Create new sketch planes
  • Convert sketches into 3D model
  • Introduction to Part Modeling
  • Introduction to DesignModeler Window
  • Sketching Toolbox
  • Understanding the Tree Outline Window
  • Understanding the Detail View Window
  • Dimensioning a Sketch
  • Extruding the Sketch
  • Creating Cutout Feature
  • Creating Blend Feature
4 and 5. Part Modeling - II & III
  • Understand line bodies and cross sections
  • Apply cross-section to line bodies
  • Create pattern features
  • Create surfaces from sketches
  • Generating the Line Body from the Drawn Sketches
  • Defining the Cross-section of the Line Body
  • Creating the Revolve Feature
  • Creating the Hole Feature
  • Creating a Surface on the Solid Model
  • Creating the Sweep Feature
  • Creating the Loft Feature
  • Creating Planes
  • Rotating and Scaling Entities
6. Defining Material Properties
  • Understand the Engineering Data Workspace
  • Assign different materials to geometries
  • Work with ANSYS libraries
  • Create and add new materials in the ANSYS libraries
  • Introduction to Engineering Data Workspace
  • Creating and Adding Material
  • Defining Material of Geometries
7. Generating Mesh - I
  • Understand the concepts of generating a mesh
  • Generate meshes for complex models
  • Generate section views of models
  • Refine the mesh
  • Optimize the design of a model
  • Introduction
  • Refining the Mesh
  • Optimizing the Mesh Result
  • Creating Section Views
  • Creating Symmetrical Model
  • Optimizing the Model
  • Inserting Local Mesh Controls
8. Generating Mesh - II
  • Understand mesh refinements
  • Understand different types of local mesh controls
  • Generate meshes for assembly components
  • Understand contact regions
  • Generate mesh for surfaces
  • Setting Boundary and Loading conditions
  • Understanding Global Mesh Controls
  • Defining Contacts and Generating Mesh
  • Introducing Local Mesh Controls
  • Optimizing the Geometry Features
  • Different Boundary Conditions
  • Different Loading Conditions
  • Optimizing the Result
9. Static Structural Analysis
  • Understand the Static Structural Analysis system
  • Apply boundary conditions
  • Apply different types of constraints
  • Apply loads available in ANSYS Workbench
  • Generate the Result and Report of analysis
  • Introduction to Static Structural Analysis
  • Adding Static Structural Analysis to ANSYS Workbench
  • Pre-Processing
    • Importing or creating geometry
    • Specifying Material
    • Generating Mesh
    • Defining Boundary and Loading Conditions
  • Solution
    • Deformation
    • Stress
    • Strain
  • Post-Processing
    • Retrieving Analysis Result
    • Report Generation
10. Modal Analysis
  • Understand the Modal analysis system
  • Set the analysis parameters
  • Analyze the model for optimization
  • Understand modes and mode shapes
  • Generate mode shapes
  • Introduction to Modal Analysis
  • Performing the Modal Analysis
  • Adding Modal Analysis to ANSYS Workbench
  • Pre-Processing
    • Importing or Creating Geometry
    • Specifying Material
    • Generating Mesh
    • Defining Boundary Condition
  • Solution
    • Specifying the Analysis settings
  • Post-Processing
    • Retrieving Analysis Result
    • Report Generation
11. Thermal Analysis
  • Understand the types of Thermal analysis
  • Understand the Mechanical interface used for the Thermal analysis
  • Understand different terms used in Thermal analysis
  • Perform Steady-State Thermal analysis
  • Perform Transient Thermal analysis
  • Understand temperature distribution
  • Run Probe
  • Introduction to Thermal Analysis
  • Understand Important Terms used in Thermal Analysis
  • Types of Thermal Analysis
    • Steady-State Thermal Analysis
    • Transient Thermal Analysis
  • Pre-Processing
    • Importing or Creating Geometry
    • Specifying Material
    • Generating Mesh
    • Defining Thermal Boundary Condition
  • Solution
    • Specifying the Analysis settings
    • Total Heat Flux
    • Directional Heat Flux
  • Post-Processing
    • Retrieving Analysis Result
    • Report Generation

List of Assignments

Chapter Number

Tutorial /Exercise Reference

Class / Home

02

Tut1

Class

 

Exer1

Home

03

Tut1, Tut3, and Exer1

Class

 

Tut2, Exer2, and Exer3

Home

04

Tut1, Tut2, and Tut4

Class

 

Tut3 and Exer1

Home

05

Tut1 and Tut3

Class

 

Tut2 and Exer1

Home

06

Tut1 and Tut3

Class

 

Tut2 and Exer1

Home

07

Tut1 and Tut2

Class

 

Tut3 and Exer1

Home

08

Tut1 and Tut3

Class

 

Tut2 and Exer1

Home

09

Tut1, Tut2, and Exer1

Class

 

Tut3 and Exer2

Home

10

Tut1, Tut2, and Exer1

Class

 

Tut3 and Exer2

Home

11

Tut1 and Tut2

Class

 

Tut3 and Exer1

Home


Portfolio
Every trainee/student will make a portfolio (Binder) that will contain the following in the order listed:
  • Training completion certificate given to student by TIET
  • Course syllabus
  • All assignments (Tutorials and Exercises)
  • Tests/Exams taken by the student
  • Any projects done in the class
  • A short summary by the student about how this training session has helped him/her
  • Membership certificate of “Emerging Technologies Club” with student’s picture
  • Class picture with the instructor
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