Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical APDL Part I (Traditional GUI)


B.S. in engineering or engineering experience. Knowledge of finite element theory recommended. Basic functional familiarity with computers.


This course trains students on the use of the Traditional ANSYS Graphical User Interface. Students will learn how to perform linear static stress, thermal, and thermal-stress analysis. Emphasis is on model definition with the ANSYS preprocessor. Includes overview of the ANSYS program’s capabilities and features. Approximately 50% of course time is hands-on exercises.

Topics Include:

  • Finite Element Terminology/Background
  • ANSYS Basics/ Graphical User Interface
  • Static Stress Analysis
  • Modeling Decisions
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Importing Solid Geometry
  • Solid Modeling Techniques
  • Meshing Techniques
  • Select Logic
  • APDL Basics Loading and Solution
  • Postprocessing

General Information

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The seminar fee includes: course manuals, full color workshop manuals, & instruction. Coffee & donuts in the morning & lunch are provided for each student.  Students must make their own travel arrangements. CAE Associates recommends against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. Please see our course cancellation policy for more details.