CAE / CFD COURSE

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Course Content

  • Introduction To FEA
    • What is Finite Element Analysis? Advantages and Limitations of the method.
    • What is Linear Static Analysis?
    • Introduction to various other types of analysis (simulations) and softwares used in industries.
    • General process of Finite Element Method.
  • ANSYS Workbench Environment
    • Toolbox and Project Schematic
    • Systems & Cells and their functions
    • Menu bar
    • Units
    • File Management
  • Design Modeler User Interface
    • Sketching and constraining
    • Tools to Extrude Revolve, Sweep, Loft, Thin Surface, Blend, Chamfer, Slice
    • Boolean operations, Pattern, Vertex blend, Assembly
    • Import of CAD data and Geometry cleanup
  • Material Creation
  • Meshing: Types of meshing, Assembly meshing methods
  • Different types of constraints and Loads
  • Solution
  • Viewing different results, reactions, error estimation and convergence
  • 1D problems of trusses, beams and frames
  • Plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric problems
  • Problems on plates and shells
  • Problems of 3D structures
  • Structural Analysis
    • Static Analysis
    • Modal Analysis
    • Transient Structural Analysis
    • Buckling Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
    • Steady State Thermal Analysis
    • Transient Thermal Analysis
  • Combined Structural and Thermal analysis
  • Optimisation

Course Duration

50 Hrs.

Certification

4Dimensions Infotech Certification

Placement

100% Placement Assistance

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The course covers the process of performing finite element analysis using ANSYS Mechanical APDL. It also covers the basic theory of finite element analysis to understand the process. It explains the detailed steps in preprocessing, solution and post-processing for a linear static analysis, focusing various types of 1D, 2D and 3D elements.

Course Content

  • Introduction to FEA and ANSYS
    • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
    • Advantages and Limitations of FEM
    • What is Linear Static Analysis
    • Introduction to various other types of analysis (simulations)
    • General process of Finite Element Analysis
    • Launching ANSYS using Product Launcher with different settings
    • Understanding different environments in ANSYS and the GUI
    • File management in ANSYS
  • Analysis using 1D Elements
    • Concept of Degrees of Freedom
    • Idealization- Mathematical model
    • Analysis using different elements like 1D link, beam and pipe elements
    • Defining material properties
    • Defining different real constants, section types and section properties
    • Applying proper boundary conditions to trusses, beams and frames
  • Meshing
    • Different types of elements and their utilization.
    • What is the shape function?
    • Effect of mesh size, mesh grading
    • Free meshing and mapped meshing
    • Various quality parameters for elements
    • Hex mesh generation
  • Handling geometric and FE Entities
    • Understanding the numbering of different entities like key-points, lines, area, volumes, nodes and elements
    • Listing and plotting these entities
    • Selection of the entities with required logic, and by using graphical picking
    • Use of components
    • Understanding the co-ordinate system, creation and use of local co-ordinate systems
    • Plot Controls
  • Analysis using 2D and 3D Elements
    • Basic theory of Finite Element Method
    • Element formulations
    • Relations within stress, strain and displacement
    • Concept of plane stress and plane strain
    • Axisymmetric analysis problems
    • Concept of Symmetry
    • Working with shell element models
    • Solid modeling using basic primitives and Boolean operations
    • Models with different loads: forces, moments, distributed loads, radial loads, surface loads (pressure), body loads (like acceleration, centrifugal force)
    • Load step creation and solution
    • Nodal Coupling
    • Dealing with third party CAD model: Geometry import, repair, and mesh
  • Post-processing
    • What are different theories of failure? Use of them in post-processing
    • Plotting and Printing the results
    • Working with images and animations
    • Confirming the reactions after solution
    • Element tables to plot line solutions
    • Understanding the nodal and elemental solutions
    • Estimation of error (Percentage Error in Structural Energy Norm)
    • Convergence of the solution
    • Path operations, plotting graphs
    • Report generation
  • Overview of Advanced Topics
    • Introduction to dynamic analysis
    • Modal analysis to find out natural frequencies and mode shapes
    • Transient analysis
    • Introduction to thermal analysis, structural analysis with thermal load effects
    • Analysis with Geometric Nonlinearity, Contact Nonlinearity and Material Nonlinearity
    • Analysis with parametric model using APDL
    • Parametric Optimization

Course Duration

60 Hrs.

Certification

4Dimensions Infotech Certification

Placement

100% Placement Assistance