Ansys 3D Design Courses

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Geometry Preparation Tools in Ansys Discovery

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Geometry Prep for Fluids Simulation

Discovery
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Geometry Prep for Structural Simulation

Ansys Discovery empowers engineers to accelerate product development and increase innovation through upfront simulation. With the interactive modeling and simulation capabilities, you can answer critical design questions earlier in the design phase. The rapid geometry preparation capabilities of Ansys make the process even more efficient.

In this course, we will understand the basics of the editing tools that are used for preparing geometry in Ansys Discovery. We will specifically learn to use Pull, Move, Fill and Combine Tools which are used both in 2D and 3D application and are the foundation for preparing geometry for simulation. We will also learn how to create or edit the geometry using the Sketching mode.

A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workflow consists of 4 major steps: Geometry Preparation, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution, and Analysis of the Results. Geometry preparation is the stage where the raw CAD geometry is processed and transformed into a meshing-eligible geometry. Geometry processing includes steps like cleaning-up and creating an error free geometry, unnecessary geometrical feature removal, creation of enclosure/domain, fluid region extraction, creation of labels/named selections, among other operations. In this course, using the example of an automotive air-intake, we will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a geometry for a fluids simulation.

A Structural Simulation workflow consists of 4 major steps: Geometry Preparation, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution, and Analysis of the Results. Geometry preparation is the stage where the raw CAD geometry is processed and transformed into a meshing-eligible geometry that can properly represent the system physics. Geometry processing includes steps like unnecessary geometrical feature removal, cleanup, domain truncation to represent the necessary region of the system to be modeled, and much more.

In this course, using the examples of mounting bracket and a LIDAR assembly, we will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a geometry for a structural simulation.

 

Scripting is a useful tool available in Ansys Discovery. In this course, we will cover the basics of core scripting skills to get started with scripting in Ansys Discovery. We will learn how to access different objects in Ansys Discovery, select entities by their names, or by named selections. In a series of demonstrations, we will learn how to do geometric feature operations such as cylinder, cone and block creation, making copies of an object, and rotating or translating objects. After completing this course, you will be ready to use the scripting capabilities in Ansys Discovery.

Electronic devices generate unwanted heat within their casing during their operation. This heat needs to be dissipated away to avoid overheating and ensure smooth and reliable operation of the device. One of the methods is to use heat sink which removes the heat generated by an electronic component through conduction. In this course you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform a solid thermal (conduction) simulation.

Fluid-solid heat transfer simulations model heat transfer within and between fluids and solids to allow analysis of temperature distribution in both regions. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform a conjugate heat transfer (CHT) simulation to predict temperature and flow distribution.

Many industrial applications involve flow through a porous medium such as packed bed, filter paper, perforated plate, tube bank and so on. Generally, a porous medium geometry is inherently complicated. Hence, using porous media model to create a representative porous zone in the computational domain with appropriate resistances reduces computational effort. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform a flow simulation involving a filter, also known as a porous media.

Be it the plumbing in our homes or transportation of oil through pipelines, we encounter internal flows in various aspects of our lives. Hence, having the knowledge of simulating internal flows becomes very significant. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform internal fluid flow simulations.

With a Topology Optimization analysis, you can compute an optimal structural design for a selected region of your model with specific design goals and constraints. Topology optimization is a physics driven optimization that is based on a set of loads and boundary conditions. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform topology optimization.

Modal analysis in Ansys Discovery enables you to model the undamped, free vibration characteristics of a structure by determining natural frequencies and mode shapes. You can then design your structure to avoid resonant frequencies or to vibrate at a specific frequency. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform a modal analysis

 

A static structural simulation determines the effect of steady (or static) loading on a structure. Stress, strain, and deformation of a structure can be studies under a range of loading conditions. This helps to identify weak areas with low strength and durability at the design stage and avoid expensive failures. In this course, you will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to perform static structural simulations.