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Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA

ANSA is an advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build-up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment

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Jayesh Suryawanshi

Volkswagen (I) Pvt. Ltd.,

RMD Sinhgad

Mithin SanthaKumar

Timetooth Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology University in Kochi, Kerala

Manthan Waghaye

Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt Ltd

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering

Hemant Sagar

KN Associates

PM polytechnic, Delhi ncr , sonipat

Jangaiah Chikonda



sai dinesh


usharama college of engineering and technology

Vadapalli A S Krishna Maruthi Srinivas

advance technologies

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Manas Metar

Sphinix World Biz Limited

University of Wolverhampton


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • After the completion of this program, students will be skilled in 1D, 2D (shell meshing), 3D (solid meshing) and connectors.
  • There are several complex models in the coursework that will help the students practise the techniques taught in this course.
  • This course is the gateway program to the world of FEA meshing techniques and cleaning geometry before sending it for analysis.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 & 02 - Introduction to ANSA GUI and Tools

  • In this module, you will be introduced to the CAE domain along with an introduction to FEA basics. You will learn the Graphical User Interface(GUI) of the ANSA tool.
  • You will get to know about different solvers and types of analysis carried out using them.
  • You will be introduced to basic tools that will help you with geometric cleanups and other deck setups in ANSA.
  • The topics covered in this module are 
    • Introduction to FEA
    • ANSA GUI
    • Geometric Tools and Topology Cleanup
    • Types of CAE Process Tools for Structural CAE
    • Types of Elements
    • Different Tools used in TOPO Deck

Week 03 - Manual Mid-surfacing, 2D Meshing and Quality Criteria

  • In this module, you will study the basics of 2D meshing.
  • You will also learn how to extract mid-surface, deploy 2D mesh on the mid-surface, reconstruct already meshed areas, along with various techniques for achieving the mesh flow.
  • You will also learn how to eliminate the tria concentration present in the geometry and capture the important features in the geometry.
  • You will be working on a sheet metal component in this module.
  • You will also be taught how to achieve mesh quality for the component by assigning the quality criteria parameters.
  • You will study the following topics in this module.
    • Manual mid surfacing for sheet metal components
    • 2D meshing on sheet metal components
    • Quality checkup and taking measures to achieve quality 
    • Introduction to different tools used in mesh deck
    • Revising the basic commands
    • Basic commands used in TOPO and MESH deck
    • Practice model provided 

Week 04 - Manual Mid-surfacing - Plastic Trims and Cast Parts

  • In this module, you will be learning about extracting the mid-surface and working on a plastic part.
  • Plastic parts are of variable thickness therefore, extracting the mid-surface and assigning the thickness is more tricky when compared to the sheet metal component.
  • You will study the following topics in this module 
    • Manual mid-surfacing for plastic trim components & cast parts
    • 2D meshing, quality checkup 
    • Different tools used in mesh deck

Week 05 - Solid Meshing(Tetra & Hexa)

  • In this module, you will learn the different tools and techniques to generate the Tetra mesh for a given geometry.
  • You will also learn the different methods involved in generating a Hexa mesh.
  • You will also understand the quality checks for Tetra elements and how to rectify failed tetra elements.
  • You will study the following topics in this module.
  • Establishing solid (Tetra) meshing on 2 different components
    • Solid (Tetra) meshing 
    • 3D meshing quality criteria
    • Volume mesh deck
  • Introduction to solid (Hexa) meshing
    • Solid (Hexa) meshing
    • Volume mesh deck

Week 06 - Connections (Seat and Door)

  • In this module, you will be introduced to connections in ANSA.
  • This enables the user to generate FE models for durability, NVH, and crash analysis.
  • Connections are now efficiently designed with the help of the tool.
  • You will also generate connections for the automotive seat & front door.
  • These are the topics that you will learn in this module, different types of connectors such as:
    • Two Nodes RBE2
    • Cluster RBE2
    • RBE2-HEXA-RBE2
    • Nut and Bolt representation
    • Seam weld data representation
    • Different operations such as:
      • Converting and realizing operations
      • Connection manager operations
      • Assigning mass to a node

Week 07 - Introduction to Batch Meshing/Casting

Week 08 - Introduction to Morphing Basics

  • In this module, you will learn about a few morphing techniques in ANSA.
  • ANSA allows a full-fledged morphing menu that is completely integrated with ANSA's interface.
  • The functions of the morphing menu can be used to efficiently re-shape both FE and/or geometry-based models.
  • You will study the following topics in this module.
    • Direct morphing
    • Box morphing 
    • Hatches
    • Morphing in FE model
    • Morphing in CAD geometry

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Modeling of an Automotive IP Trim Component

In this project, students will be provided with an IP substrate component and asked to model the same.

Modeling of an Automotive Suspension Assembly

In this project, the students will model the entire automotive suspension assembly and check for connections.

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Become an expert in pre-processing through the Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using the ANSA course

For engineers aspiring to build a career in the automobile industry, knowledge of CAE can help you work as a modeller or mesher. Understanding ANSA is essential for creating and modifying CAD/Geometry, meshing and connections. This advanced structural analysis course will impart the skills to help you prepare a full-model build-up.

The course will teach you FEA to help you find solutions for a given problem using ANSA's functionalities. This online structural analysis course focuses on pre-processing/modelling a component for FEA analysis.

The hands-on exercises will let you understand the wide range of productive and versatile features that ANSA offers for complex structural analysis.

The duration of this course is 24 weeks. You will cover topics like manual midsurfacing, 2D meshing, solid meshing, batch meshing, and morphing basics. You will also work on two projects to learn the practical implementation of the software to solve real-world problems. The fee ranges from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 15,000 per month. This course will give you a competitive edge and make you eligible to apply to several reputed companies.

Who Should Take the Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA Course?

Since this structural analysis course teaches advanced-level concepts, it is meant for individuals who have either completed or are pursuing B.E or B.Tech in automotive or mechanical engineering. It is also perfect for professionals working in the quality, production, and manufacturing domains who are looking for a transition to higher responsibility.

This course would help you if you want to pursue your career as a design engineer. This will provide a deep understanding of the pre-processing of a sheet metal or plastic component and equip you to add value to your job. As you will be working on projects, you will get the confidence to clean and mesh any kind of model at the end of the course. 

What Will You Learn?

This advanced structural analysis course helps you understand the complexities of modelling or meshing. The course is divided into seven different modules that will start at the basics and then go on to teach you the advanced level concepts. 

You will start with an introduction to the CAE domain, which sets the course for you. You will learn about the GUI of the ANSA tool, extract mid surface, deploy 2D mesh on the midsurface, reconstruct already meshed areas, and other techniques for achieving the mesh flow. You will learn about different methods of meshing, including Batch Meshing. Connections in ANSA is another important topic covered in the course syllabus.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will gain hands-on experience in using ANSA software
  • You will be able to work over different structures and analyse their durability.
  • Yow will gain skills in different meshing and morphing techniques.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • All individuals will get a course completion certificate, and the top 5% of performers will also receive a merit certificate.
  • The duration of this course is 24 weeks.
  • Real-time industry-relevant projects will make your learning purposeful.
  • You will get Individual Video Support, Group Video Support, Email Support, and Forum Support to clear your queries and doubts.

Career Opportunities After Taking the Course

You can apply for engineering roles with several national and multinational companies. Apart from this, you will also become eligible for Research and Development and Defense sectors.

Here are some of the posts you can apply for: 

FAQs on Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA

1. How will this course develop my skills?

We partner with industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies to deliver lectures. Apart from lectures, you will also get access to recorded content and assignments each week for the advanced structural analysis course.

2. Who is the ideal student for this course?

You should have a B.E/B.Tech degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or any related streams to take up this structural analysis course. 

3. I have already studied the theory in college. How is this course different? 

We have developed this course after consultation with industry experts. In college, you would have learnt the theoretical aspects of solving problems. This course will equip you to apply this theory to work on real-time projects. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, you will be ready to take on the challenges of work.

4. What is the commitment required for this course?

Apart from attending lectures and working on projects, you will also be required to work on projects. To gain the most from this course, committing 4 to 5 hours every day should be enough to become a master in meshing.

5. How long is the duration of this course?

The duration of this course is 24 weeks.

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