The course is independent of any specific software – you won’t get bogged down in the details of specific menus and workflows! You will be able to focus on key background and practical hints and tips, covering topics including:

  • Background to non-linear FEA                                               
  • Nonlinear analysis strategy
  • Static Analysis
  • Contact Mechanics
  • Vibrations/Campbell Diagram, SAFE Diagram / Damping and vibrations
  • Fatigue Analysis / creep / over speed margins
  • Bolted and welded joints analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Post processing techniques
  • Topological optimization
  • Blending classical models
  • Performance optimization through simulation
  • Explicit analysis background

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at engineers and scientists who want to gain an understanding of the fundamental theory of non-linear finite element analysis, solution accuracy, difficulties and application to practical problems.

As this is an advanced finite element course, a pre-requisite for this course is a reasonable knowledge of linear finite element theory and applications. However, no prior knowledge of non-linear finite element theory is required. The course is independent of any finite element software code.

What will you learn?

The importance of building a sound nonlinear FEA planning, analysis and review process

The background to the various types of nonlinear analysis

An understanding of when and how to use non-linearity

An understanding of the risks and strategy needed to successfully tackle nonlinear analysis

Limitations of non-linear FEA simulation

Foundation Program

The beginner module gives student a basic understanding of Computer Aided Engineering and also offers a basic understanding in basic Engineering concepts such as Strength of Materials, Elements of Machine Design and Finite Element Methods. This would give the student a brief oversight into the world of CAE as well as Design & Simulation Engineering.

Duration: 50 Hours

Intermediate Type Certification Program

The intermediate course will contain the material offered in the Basic course in a more advanced way and in much more depth. This course will teach the student the basic design philosophy in engineering design, study of material properties affecting the component design as well as the strength test checks on the components. Failure theories as also taught as well as an understanding on vibrations and its effects on engineering components.

Duration: 90 Hours

Advanced Certification Program

This module includes the syllabus of the both the intermediate and the basic course. This course offers a deeper insight into the verification of the FEM results. It also teaches the student as how to obtain a practical validation to the problem with traditional equations as well as show the student how to conduct a sensitivity analysis to check on the same. This course also offers an in-depth look into Design of Experiments part of ANSYS Workbench.

Duration: 120 Hours