Introduction to ANSYS

Finite element analysis means simulating nature therefore giving you insight into the world you live in and enriching your life. This course is an introduction to using ANSYS finite element software. Software required: ANSYS v17.0.
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(12)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 14, 2016
Duration
2h 27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 14, 2016
Duration
2h 27m
Description

Finite element analysis means simulating nature, therefore giving you insight into the world you live in and enriching your life. This course, Introduction to ANSYS, is an introduction to using ANSYS finite element software. First, you will start by modeling a lifting lug component and solve your first 3D finite element model. Then, you will explore the user interface, creating your first 3D model, and setting up the loads and boundary conditions. Finally, you'll view the results and ensure the safety of the component under the given loads. After watching this course, you'll know the basics of how to navigate through the ANSYS interface and be equipped with the tools to develop and analyze your own models. Software required: ANSYS v17.0.

About the author
About the author

Joseph Daly is a graduate from McGill University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He has over 7 years of experience in CAD software including SOLIDWORKS and Autocad and 5 years of Experience in ANSYS FEA.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Joseph Daly, and welcome to my course: Introduction to ANSYS. I am an engineer at Akon. Finite Element Analysis means simulating nature, therefore, giving us insight into the world we live in, and enriches our lives. This course is an introduction to the Finite Element software called ANSYS, and having a solid engineering background is required. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include introducing the ANSYS Workbench Interface, creating and setting up a 3D model, viewing and discussing the analysis results, and finally, optimizing the model. By the end of the course, you'll know the basics of how to navigate through the ANSYS interface, and be equipped with the tools to develop and analyze your own models. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the Finite Element Method. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn ANSYS, with the Introduction to ANSYS course, at Pluralsight.

Starting ANSYS Workbench
Hello, and welcome to your first Introduction to ANSYS course. My name is Joseph Daly. I am a certified engineer with over five years of experience working with ANSYS software and solving real world engineering problems. In this course, I will show you how to get started with ANSYS Workbench. We will analyze a lifting lug component of a shipping container spreader. The main objective of this analysis will be to correctly design the lug in order to meet the minimum safety requirements, and avoid failure of the component. In order to solve this problem, we will begin by going over the ANSYS interface, and show you the tools you'll need to get started. I will show you how to create your first 2D sketch and 3D model using the easy to use modeling tools, and then import your part into the mechanical application. Once in mechanical, we will go over Meshing Controls, Applied Boundary Conditions and Loads, and view the stress results, deformation, and safety factor results. Finally, we will explore the parametric design tools available in ANSYS, in order to see how the results change when input dimensions are modified. So let's go ahead and get started.