Advanced Structural Analysis using ANSYS Workbench

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Ansys SpaceClaim

geoemtry creation

Learn an industry standard tool to create and manipulate geometry for finite element analysis

Ansys Mesher


Learn how to create different types of meshes for performing accurate simulations

Ansys Solver


Learn an industry standard solver package to robustly solver mathematical governing equations


Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate. Course completion certificate will be provided to all students who complete the course. You will receive both e-verified and hard copy of your certificates.

What will you gain from this course?

Understand what it takes to be a Structural Analysis Engineer

When you finish this course you will be able to do the following:

  • Prepare models for CFD and Structural FEA analysis.
  • Elements, Nodes and Mesh. Computational Meshing and its intricacies.
  • Have a solid understanding of Boundary conditions required for different analysis.
  • Post process 3D data to visualize and extract key performance metrics.

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Simulations You Will Run

Here is a list of few simulations that you will be working on.

Thermal Analysis

  • Simulation is that of an air cooled engine where the heat generated by the engine is to be carried away by the air.
  • Thermal load is specified at the appropriate location.
  • The thermal stresses, total deformation and thermal fluxes are solved for.

#Simulate air cooled engine #Measure thermal loads #Apply thermal boundary conditions

Car Crash

  • Apply ‘Displacement’ to simulate running of the car into the wall.
  • Use of appropriate supports on required places.
  • Directional Deformation, Equivalent stress, Deformation due to directional velocity is solved for.

#Simulate car crash #Measure deformation or intrusion #Post-process results

Slider Crank Mechanism

  • Using different types of joints, the motion of the slider crank mechanism can be simulated.
  • Using a coarse mesh, the geometry is discretized.
  • The Equivalent stress, Equivalent strain and Total and Directional Deformation are solved for.
  • Use of user defined results are also demonstrated.

#Simulate Mechanism Dynamics #Calculate Contact Forces #Create animations

Rolling Copper

  • Copper Alloy Non Linear material is used here.
  • Extrusion operation and reduction of thickness of material is demonstrated in SpaceClaim.
  • Frictional Contacts are applied to the roller and copper material.
  • Cylindrical joints are applied to the geometry.
  • A “Displacement” load is applied to simulate the motion of the copper material.

#Learn Material Forming #Apply frictional contacts #Apply cylindrical joints #Set non-linear materials


  • Create and assign new materials by duplicating an existing material and suppressing some of its properties.
  • Use of frictional contacts and fixed supports at places in the geometry to simulate real life movement.
  • Directional Deformation and Equivalent stress are found out.
  • Contact tools to monitor status of contact and pressure are used.
  • Safety Factor and Force Reactions are also found out.

#Learn Frictional Contacts #Calculate Factor of Safety #Assign new materials

iPhone Bending Simulation

  • Editing material properties to create a material not included in ANSYS (Glass for the screen).
  • Use of translational joints and joint loads are repeated here.
  • Use of different mesh sizes for regions of interest.
  • Find out Equivalent Stress, Equivalent Total Strain, Safety factor.
  • Force Reaction is found out between the frame and the fingers.

#Apply materials (Glass) #Define loads #Simulate different loads #Post process results

Stress concentration Study

  • Brief introduction on using SpaceClaim to create flat plate with hole.
  • Students are explained on how to use different materials for geometry.
  • Creation of new co-ordinate systems.
  • Manipulation of mesh.  
  • Application of constraints and necessary loads.
  • View solutions such as Equivalent stress,Total Deformation etc.
  • Challenge is provided similar to this example.

#Manipulate Meshes #Learn constraints and loads #Perform grid dependency tests

Aluminum Sheet Bending

  • Manipulation of already existing data to add a new material to ANSYS library( Aluminium Alloy 1199).
  • Use of frictional contacts on punch, sheet and die to simulate real working conditions.
  • Meshes of different sizing is applied.
  • “Patch conforming” meshing is applied here.
  • Optimal values for stabilization are mentioned here such that convergence can be achieved for almost any FEA scenario.
  • Total Deformation, Equivalent stress and Equivalent plastic strain is solved for.

#Create patch conforming meshes #Apply frictional contacts #Manipulate materials

Universal Joint

  • Using the fixed and revolute joints at appropriate places, the motion of the universal joint is recreated.
  • Joint loads are also applied.
  • The geometry is solved for Total Deformation and Equivalent stress.

#Simulate an Universal Coupling #Apply join loads #Calculate total deformation #Calculate Equivalent Stress

Bevel Gear Simulation

  • Editing a geometry using SpaceClaim.
  • Use of frictional contact.
  • Use of revelute joints.
  • Refinement of mesh near areas of interest.
  • Importance of variation of time steps explained.

#Measure transmission efficiency #Measure contact forces #Create animations

Wire Bending Simulation

  • Non Linear material (Copper Alloy) assigned to material.
  • Appropriate contacts are given to simulate real life condition.
  • Appropriate sizes for mesh are given at areas of interest. A sphere of influence is applied to refine the mesh.
  • Equivalent strain and Total and Directional deformation are found out.
  • The correct bending of the wire can be visualised after solving the results.

#Assign non-linear (Copper Alloy) materials #Mesh refinement using Sphere of Influence #Apply contacts

Beam Impact

  • The construction of the geometry is demonstrated in SpaceClaim.
  • Concrete is used as the material and is added from the Explicit materials library in ANSYS.
  • The loads and supports are given at appropriate places.
  • Total Deformation, Directional Deformation, Equivalent stress and Total velocity is found out.
  • A user defined result “DAMGEALL” is also solved for to find the damage caused to the beam structure

#Perform impact studies #Measure total stresses #Calculate deformation #Post-process results

Rail wheel track

  • Use of fixed,translational joint and planar joints.
  • Use of bearing loads and joint loads.
  • Scoping of results to particular geometry.
  • Creation of user defined results.

#Simulate rail wheel motion #Use bearing loads #User defined results


  • Entire structure is made out of structural steel.
  • Bonded and frictional contacts are used.
  • On application of a load, the Equivalent stress on the structure and the welds are realised.
  • Safety factors for the weld are found out.

#Calculate stresses at weld points #Obtain a factor of safety

Featured Student Projects

Here are the students with some exceptionally good projects.

Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar has done several projects using Ansys Workbench, Soliworks and Matlab at Skill-Lync. Click on the icon below to see his project on Stress Concentration on a plate with a hole using workbench.

Santosh Agasti

Santhosh is a third year Mechanical Engineering student with internships and training from Ford Motor Company, who's passionate about structural analysis

Puneet Pawar

Puneet has completed his M-Tech in design and is currently working as an Educator. He is currently taking up our course on Structural Analysis and has completed multiple projects with us.

Who can take this course?

Undergraduate Students

If you have completed at least 2 semesters of undergraduate education in the following majors, then this course will be highly useful for you.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

    Student Testimonials

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    Amazing course content. Genuine efforts by the instructor and entire organization to help educate students. I'll definitely recommend this course for Mechanical Engineers.

    Raj Mehta

    I had a good experience joining the course here. Mentors are friendly and they clear the doubts very well. In my experience during the course, I learned a lot of new concepts

    Abhinash Rajbanshi

    The quality of teaching and the approach was really nice. And their support team always ready 24*7 to help us in solving our problems.

    Amit Patel


    1 . How will the instructor teach?

    Our instructors are industrial experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

    2 . Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    You should be pursuing B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, Production or Manufacturing

    3. What kind of support I can expect?

    Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person.

    4.  Will software be provided?

    We do not provide the software for this course. You can download the Academic Version of Ansys Workbench from their website.

    5 . How can I use the letter of recommendation?

    You can use it for job search and higher education. Recommendation letters are given only for candidates that have performed extremely well.