THE SKILL-LYNC MASTER'S IN AUTOMATION AND PRE-PROCESSING FOR FEA & CFD ANALYSIS - A REVIEW


The master's course on Automation and Pre-Processing for FEA & CFD Analysis by Skill-Lync is a highly sought-after online course for mechanical and electrical engineers across India. 

You can complete this master's class on a full-time or part-time basis by spending six months and twelve months, respectively. You will also encounter 12-15 projects as part of the course requirements. 

Hands-on training is truly the best way to learn how things work in the automotive industry, and Skill-Lync's master's course is designed with this motto in mind. 

If you are keen to know what this course offers and what your position would be on completion, read on to find out more! 

Who Needs This Course?

The course is targeted at engineers who want to start a career in R&D or product development, where two of the crucial stages are design and analysis. The analysis phase is further divided into pre-processing, solving, and post-processing (or automation), each of which has a specific set of tools. 

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Course Modules 

For pre-processing, HyperMesh and ANSA are the most relevant software tools, which is why you need to be thorough with courses 2 and 5. Courses 3 and 4 give you the edge over other engineering students, who learn these skills only after a couple of years of work experience. The other courses further hone your automation skills.         

1. Automation Using Python

This introductory course gets you started on automation processes if you do the pre-processing steps in ANSA. Freshers who have no prior experience in programming can use this course as a starting point. You will learn about plotting and visualizations, solving dynamic equations, iterative solvers, fitting curves, and data analysis using Python tools.

As part of the course, you have two projects: breaking the ice with an air-cushion vehicle and one on data analysis, both of which give you a sense of how to use Python for automotive applications. 

2. HyperMesh for FEA, Plastic and Sheet Metal Applications  

The second course is HyperMesh for FEA, Plastic and Sheet Metal Applications, purely for pre-processing, where you learn how to apply meshing for these applications. 

This module starts with the basics of HyperMesh, its GUI, and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and moves on to different types of meshing (1D, 2D, 3D, batch), geometric tools, and morphing techniques. All these concepts come with real-life examples and assignments to help you understand better. 

The two projects in this course are the meshing of an inner panel and the meshing of a plastic component in a car's spare tire. 

3. HyperMesh Automation using TCL/TK

The third course emphasizes automation, starting with TCL commands and building a GUI using TK. The second part of the master's course deals with practical applications like the importance of order, quality check, and miscellaneous topics. 

Here too, you have to complete two projects to gain experience in automating time-consuming tasks. One project is on understanding master utility, and the other is on generating a model report in HyperMesh. 

4. Automation Using Ansys Workbench & Python

The fourth module, automation using Ansys Workbench & Python, is about automating solvers in ANSYS using Python. Students will get a comprehensive introduction to ANSYS (including ACT) and Python, and how to build apps, two of the most commonly used industrial software tools for structural simulations. 

The two projects in this module give you a significant edge over your peers since you gain hands-on experience in automation. In the first project, you automate an ANSYS mechanical setup, and in the second one, you build a wizard in ANSYS.  

5. Pre-Processing for Structural Applications Using ANSA

Here, you learn about how to use ANSA for pre-processing, and the concepts are similar to those of what you learn to do in HyperMesh (meshing, mid-surfacing, and morphing). After this course, you will learn how to use HyperMesh and ANSA to accomplish similar tasks, so you can choose whichever language works better for you. 

There are two modeling projects in this course: an automotive trim IP component and an automotive suspension assembly. 

6. Introduction to Automation using MATLAB

A relatively shorter course, the course gives you an introduction to MATLAB and some examples of how you can use the language to solve mechanical engineering problems like kinematics, vibrations, and dynamics. You also learn about mathematics concepts like regression and genetic algorithms. As your ability to use MATLAB and Python increases the employment opportunities that you might encounter will also rise.

For the projects, you have to use MATLAB to parse a file containing NASA thermodynamic property calculations and simulate a Rankine cycle. 

7. Automation in Structural Analysis Using MATLAB and MASTAN

The final course covers the combined use of MATLAB and MASTAN for automation. Structural systems and analysis, explicit solvers, and virtual work frames are some topics that are part of this module, along with several forms of non-linear analysis.  

A Student's Journey 

As a student, you first make an account on the platform. You can view the profiles/projects of the students who have completed the course in the past to sense how intensive the curriculum is. You will see that these reports are quite comprehensive, proving that you get a wholesome understanding of the concepts and their applications in every course. 

For all these courses, Skill-Lync has a reliable support system of industry veterans who are ready to clear your doubts and guide you all the way, which is why they have a very high course completion rate. 

Once you have completed around 60% of your coursework, Skill-Lync’s Student Success Team will contact you and begin training you in tool tests. Along with this tool test, the Student Success Team will also train you in all the pertinent questions that might be asked during an interview. Alongside this, the Student Success Team will help you set up your Linkedin profile ensuring to highlight the projects that you have worked on, as I mentioned before, this will result in the recruiters approaching you rather than you approaching them.

Conclusion 

This master's course by Skill-Lync trains you in all the theoretical concepts and allows you to solve industrial-scale problems as part of the projects. It is ideal for students with a couple of years of work experience as a mechanical or automobile engineer.

If you want to sign up or know more details on the Automation and Pre-Processing for FEA & CFD Analysis program, check out the link here.


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