FEA301: Introduction to ANSYS Explicit STR

Price: US$1,200 (CDN$1,300) per person

Length: 2 days

Course Details (see below)

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This 2-day course is designed for new users who want to become proficient with Explicit STR in Workbench. You will focus on learning core-modeling skills in this comprehensive, hands-on course. After completing the course you will be well-prepared to work effectively on a wide range of transient dynamics applications.


A basic knowledge of dynamics and strength of materials (material modeling) is highly recommended.
Knowledge of the physics of transient dynamics events is also recommended.

Course Outline

Introduction to Explicit STR

Explicit vs. Implicit
Explicit applications
Explicit Stability Time step
Wave propagation
Non-linear response
Explicit solution strategy
Element formulations

Introduction to Workbench

User Interface
CAD Interface
Geometry Import

Engineering Data
Explicit Dynamics Basics
Results Processing
Explicit Meshing
Body Interactions
Analysis Settings
Material Models

Equation of State
Material strength
Material failure
Concrete, hyper-elastic and orthotropic materials

Optimization Studies

What If Study
Design Explorer