Simulation Introduction Program

Engineering simulation technology is one of the primary drivers for innovation in industries in all sectors and is used at every stage in the product development, including ideation, design, prototyping, manufacturing, and operation to significantly reduce operating costs and time to bring their products to market. 

Ansys is deploying the Simulation Introduction program with access to its world-class engineering courses and simulation technology on the cloud for students, engineers, scientists and researchers to learn, train, and prepare for a future of advanced product design, engineering, research, and development.

In this page you will learn more about the requirements and steps you need to perform to get access to this program.

Contents

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Please click on the button below and enter your information to register. Your registration information will be verified and upon approval, you will receive access to the software and the course content. 

Information

Requirements

  • Completed High School
  • Enrolled in engineering program at a university
  • Basic computer operating knowledge
  • Access to a computer with internet connection
  • Active email address

Steps

  • Complete registration form at the link below
  • Provide email address and university name
  • Enrollment will be verified with the university
  • Access to 20 hrs. of Ansys on the Cloud will be shared
  • Get started with the program on this page 

Select

Select from general introductory courses or industry focused workshops

Learn

Learn by going through the course lecture videos and handouts

Practice

Gain hands on experience by solving practical examples using Ansys software

Introductory Courses

Learn the basics of Fluid Dynamics and Structural Mechanics

Fluids

Structures


Industry Related Workshops

Industry-specific sessions covering a range of applications where simulation is used to tackle complex engineering problems

Automotive


Aerospace


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Healthcare


Industrial Equipment


Consumer Goods


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In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the automotive industry and how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to ensure safe and optimized design of different subsystems. We begin with a stress analysis of an engine connecting rod to determine the location and magnitude of the highest stress. Following that, we perform a similar stress analysis of a brake pad. Then we demonstrate how bolted joints are modeled in an axle assembly. In addition to these stress analyses, we perform thermal analysis of a gasket to find the temperature distribution over it. We end the session by performing a thermal analysis to determine the most optimized and efficient design for the fins of an air-cooled engine.

In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the automotive industry and how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to solve problems and optimize subsystems. We will begin our discussion with the analysis of external aerodynamics of a concept car. Then we will use the power of computational fluid dynamics to uncover the role of streamlining in high speed rail transport. We will wrap up by looking at an example that deals with how we can use CFD to analyze internal sub-systems such as an IC engine exhaust manifold.

In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the aerospace industry and how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to ensure safe and optimized design of different subsystems. We will learn how to ensure that resonance within the operational frequency range is avoided by performing modal analysis of a drone blade. We also perform modal analyses of a recreational drone and of a lightweight airplane. We wrap up this session by performing stress analyses to optimize the design of a helicopter rotor pitch arm.

In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the aerospace industry and how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to solve problems and optimize subsystems. We will begin our discussion with the analysis of flow over an aircraft wing. Then, we will use switch gears and understand how aircraft engines generate thrust by analyzing the flow through a converging nozzle. We will then discuss regarding high-lift devices by studying the flow over a multi-element airfoil. Finally, we will wrap up by looking at an example to understand the physics of high speed airflow over an aircraft wing section which is significantly influenced by the compressible nature of air.

In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the heathcare industry and how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to determine the stress experienced by various biological tissues and to design various surgical implants. In the first simulation, we simulate how a shape-memory alloy is used in a spinal spacer. Then we simulate the deployment of a stent through a balloon angioplasty procedure. Following that we analyze the bending behavior of a rat femur and use simulations to obtain the stress and strain distributions. We wrap up the session by performing stress analysis of a hip implant and of an intervertebral disc.

In this session, we will introduce some industry-specific applications from the Healthcare industry and learn about how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used in this space. We will unlock the power of fluid simulation with the model of a Bio-Reactor. We will set-up the simulation on Ansys Fluent and use advanced postprocessing tools to analyze the results of the simulation. Finally, we will also model the flow of blood through the Circle of Willis, which is a circulatory network of blood vessels supplying blood to the brain and surrounding tissues. Engineers use fluid simulations to understand the investigate the impact of blood flow on these blood vessels to study factors leading to cerebral aneurysms.

In this session we will show how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to ensure safe and optimized design of different subsystems in industrial equipments. We begin with a stress analysis of a pipe under thermal loads. Then we learn how to interpret simulation results to determine the sealing quality of a pressure vessel. Following that, we perform stress analysis of an O-ring incorporating the necessary nonlinear behavior in the simulation. We then proceed to perform a reliability study of a composite overwrapped pressure vessel. We wrap up this session by performing a thermal analysis of a centrifugal pump to obtain the temperature distribution over it when transporting hot fluids.

In this session, we will introduce some industrial equipment involving the motion of fluids and learn to use the power of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate them. First, we will learn about the fluid pressure drop in the flow through a stop valve using Ansys Fluent. We will use the power of simulations to understand the mechanism of how the cement industry uses the cyclone separator to separate the particles based on their size and mass. In addition to this, we will also model the airflow through an axial fan flow in Ansys Fluent. Finally, we will discuss the physics of heat exchangers, and learn how a shell and tube heat exchanger is used to cool transformer oil in hydro-electric power plants.

In this session we will introduce industry specific applications from the consumer goods industry and how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to perform stress analysis to ensure safe and ergonomic design of different consumer products. We perform stress analysis on two types of shoes, one with an air-filled based and another whose base has an auxetic design. We then analyze a bike frame and a bike crank to determine the stress distribution under various loading conditions. Finally, we perform a nonlinear simulation of interlocking of a snap-fit buckle.

In this session we will introduce some consumer goods specific industry applications and look at how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to simulate the physics of various applications. We will begin our discussion with the analysis of airflow in a room with air-conditioning vents. Then, we will switch gears and understand the influence of swimming goggles on the drag generated by a swimmer. Finally, we will look at how simulations can be used to predict complex flows such as those around a cricket ball traveling at 144 km/hr.