UT-IMDI SIMULINK for System Modeling with Introduction to Multidisciplinary Systems

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Date(s) - 01/04/2017




Simulating the behaviour of a structural system involves analyzing a wide range of physics: stresses, deformations, vibration characteristics, reaction forces and residual strains. To get a reliable result, all interactions between the various parts of a product, its working environment (such as thermal conditions), and the effects of other forces such as electromagnetics and fluid dynamics must be taken into account. All of this complexity must be handled efficiently by advanced solver techniques that reliably capture all subtleties, such as material properties changes, contacts status and erosion of parts. Structural mechanics solutions from ANSYS set the industry standard in engineering, providing you and your team with the ability to simulate every structural aspect of a product using linear and nonlinear static analyses or mechanisms analysis. ANSYS mechanical incorporates extensive dynamic solution capabilities, including modal analysis for calculating natural frequencies and mode shapes, harmonic analysis for determining harmonically time-varying load response, linear and nonlinear transient dynamic analysis, and spectrum analysis for random vibrations.
Structural analysis with ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise provides robust general purpose stress, thermal, modal and fatigue simulations, greater engineering insight with advanced nonlinear stress simulations and comprehensive linear dynamics, and in-depth analysis of structure and coupled-field behavior in a highly productive, comprehensive simulation environment.
The focus of this workshop will be to provide an introduction to ANSYS mechanical with an emphasis on structural and modal analysis. Different capabilities of the solver as well as important model setup steps will be discussed in this workshop. The workshop is intended to provide an introduction to the application of ANSYS mechanical and prepare a solid foundation for exploring more advanced features of the softwatre. The workshop is designed for third and fourth year undergrad as well as grad students in Engineering particularly mechanical engineering.

Workshop Information
Instructor: Mohammad Mashayekhi (mohammad.mashayekhi@utoronto.ca)
Mechanical/Packaging Engineer, Nanowave Technologies Inc
PhD (McGill University,Canada), MEng (NTU,Singapore), Bsc (IUT,Iran)

All current U of T engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to participate. The workshop will take place over one day and will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • a. Understanding the user interface
    • b. ANSYS workbench overview
    • c. ANSYS Mechanical Overview
    • d. Basic analysis procedure.
    • e. Engineering data
  • 2. Preprocessing
    • a. Geometry
    • b. Contacts
    • c. Coordinate systems
    • d. Named selections
  • 3. Structural analysis
    • a. Basics of linear structural analysis
    • b. Analysis settings
    • c. Loads
    • d. Supports
    • e. Solution and results
  • 4. Post-processing, Validation, CAD and parameters
    • a. ANSYS mechanical postprocessing
    • b. Section planes
    • c. Probe tool, charts and scoping results
    • d. Linearized stress
  • 5. Mesh Control
    • a. Meshing in Mechanical
    • b. Global and local mesh control
    • c. Virtual topology
    • d. Mesh quality criteria
  • 6. Modal analysis
    • a. Modal theory and assumptions
    • b. Geometry and material properties

Workshop Timeline

9:00 – 9:30am Introduction
9:30 – 10:30am Preprocessing
10:30 – 12:00am Structural analysis
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Structural analysis
2:00 – 2:45pm Postprocessing
2:45 – 3:45pm Mesh control
3:45 – 5:00pm Modal analysis