Train the Trainer

Engineering is a blend of mathematical equations and physical intuition. While the traditional classroom experience teaches us the former, it lacks the tools to help visualize the underlying physics. Ansys Train the Trainer program provides courses which consist of both theoretical lectures and simulation examples. The theoretical lectures explain the underlying physics and the equations used to represent physical phenomena, so that using a finite element software is no longer akin to pressing buttons on a blackbox. At the same time, the simulation examples allow visualization of various fields in case of complex real-life problems. This helps us understand the theoretical concepts better and allows us to develop physical intuition. There are also additional industry-specific workshops, which provide the starting simulation files and step-by-step instructions, for honing your simulation skills further. 

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This course offers an introduction to fluid dynamics. It answers the question "what are fluids?" by examining the physical properties of fluids (versus solids and gases) and defining the many types of fluid flows.

This course looks at the five governing equations of fluid dynamics — conservation of mass (one), momentum (three) and energy (one) — which are commonly referred to as the Navier-Stokes equations. It defines the Reynolds transport and Gauss divergence theorems, as well as the required elements for accurate mathematical modeling.

In this course, we will learn about the basics of viscous laminar flows. These flows can be bounded (internal) or unbounded (external). First, we will identify some important dimensional numbers and use them to non-dimensionalize the Navier-Stokes equations. Next, we will learn about the various fluid forces acting on an object in unbounded flows and categorize them as lift and drag forces. Following this, we will understand the concept of pressure-driven internal flows as we examine the famous Couette and Poiseuille flows. Finally, we will use Ansys Fluent to simulate some practical engineering flows to gain a deeper understanding of internal and external flows.

Stress analysis is an important part of the workflow when designing components in civil, mechanical, aerospace and many other industries. In this course, we discuss the importance and applications of stress analysis. We also introduce stress in tensor format first, followed by how and why the stress tensor is transformed to principal stress and equivalent stress. Equipped with a good theoretical understanding of stress, we then demonstrate how to perform a simple stress analysis in Ansys Mechanical software and share tips and tricks to improve your productivity when using this software.

The study of mechanical interaction of structures at their surfaces is essential in many applications. An accurate understanding of stress and deformation arising from contact is critical for the design of reliable, efficient and safe products such as disc brakes, gears and tires. However, unlike the real world, bodies do not automatically interact with each other in numerical simulations. In order to model those interactions, proper contact definition between the bodies is required. In this course, we understand how contact is modeled in numerical simulations and demonstrate the use of Ansys Mechanical software in modeling contact.

In this course we will learn how to perform numerical simulations on structural systems using Ansys Mechanical. First, we will get familiarized with the Ansys Mechanical interface and learn the general workflow. We will then learn how to perform a stress analysis and a modal analysis of a simple structure. Following that, we will get introduced to structural nonlinearities and how they can affect the results in certain cases. Finally, Ansys Mechanical also provides a conduction-based solver that can be used to perform heat transfer analysis in solids. We will perform a thermal analysis to obtain temperature distribution of a laptop.

In this course we will learn the basics of fluid simulations using Ansys Fluent. We will begin by learning how to navigate the Fluent interface. We will then uncover the true potential of CFD by analyzing different designs. We will learn how to set up and analyze time dependent transient simulations in Ansys Fluent. Basics of conjugate heat transfer and aerodynamics will also be covered in this course.

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.