HyperMesh for FEA Plastic and Sheet Metal Applications

Get trained in HyperMesh for Finite Element Analysis from the basics

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  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineers
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A Quick Overview

Within Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) workflow there are three phases; Pre-processing, Solving, and Post-Processing. This course focuses on the pre-processing phase. If you are someone who aspires to work in the CAE domain this course is for you. As a fresher completing this course opens up opportunities for you to be recruited as a CAE modeler/mesher in any industry. You will learn the geometry cleanup, shell meshing, solid meshing, 1D meshing, connectors and morphing. Moreover, you will also get an overview of the HyperMesh tool which will come in handy in the FEA, MBD, and CFD domains as well. 

By the end of this course, you will be skilled in 1D, 2D ( shell meshing ), 3D ( solid meshing ) and in connectors. There are several complex models in the course work that will help you in practicing 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.


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1Basics of FEA

In this module, you will study the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA is a generic technique used to solve boundary value problems. FEA finds a lot of applications in structural analysis. In this module, we will discuss the math behind FEA, along with the following topics


  • 5Ws of Finite Element Analysis 
  • Types of engineering problem-solving methods
  • Types of CAE process
  • Model setup 

2Introduction to HyperMesh GUI

In this module, you will study the meshing software - HyperMesh. HyperMesh is a highly capable simulation software and in this module you will learn the various tools and features that HyperMesh has to offer. 

In this module, you will learn of the following topics

  • Geometric tool and tools menu introduction
  • Basic geometric tools
  • Geometry cleanups (includes auto cleanup) 
  • Midsurface creation

3Key Geometric Tools

While dealing with complex 3D components, it is important to remove small features and holes that are inevitable when designing a CAD model. You will be introduced to the batch mesher macro that will be instrumental in accomplishing this. 

In this module, you will study the following topics

  • Criteria files for geometry cleanup 
  • MNode's creation & node edit
  • Point edit
  • Edge edit

41D Meshing

1D Meshing is a great way to speed up the simulation time without compromising on accuracy. There are different types of 1D elements - each featuring its own shape function and characteristics.

In this module, you will learn the following

  • 5Masses, Bar, Rod, Rigid, RBE3, Springs, Gaps 
  • Connectors, HYPER BEAM, Linemesh, Linear 1D
  • Edit, Element, Split, Replace, Detach
  • Order change, configuration edit, element type

5Geometry Cleanup and Midsurface

In this module you will learn to perform surface clean-up on a given geometry and to extract the mid-surface using an in-built tool - Auto-mid-surface. You will also learn how to clean up the surface manually because relying only on the Auto-mid-surface option may give rise to a distorted surface while dealing with a complex geometry

Here is a list of topics that you will learn in this module.

  • Surface clean up 
  • Midsurface generation 
  • Handling distorted surfaces

62D Meshing Introduction and Examples

In this module, you will learn the basics of 2D meshing, how to mesh a surface, how to re-mesh a meshed surface using Elements, and how to attain mesh flow in the geometry. You will also learn how to handle the Tria elements in the model.

  • 2D meshing introduction 
  • 2D basic tools
  • Mesh flow
  • Handling Tria Elements

7Quality Criteria

In this module, you learn what a quality check is and understand the different quality-checks that HyperMesh offers. You will also learn how to fix areas that failed the quality check.

Here, is a list of key concepts that you will learn in this module.

  • 1D Element quality check
  • 2D Element quality check
  • Understanding the quality parameters for 2D meshing

8Advance 2D Meshing

In this module you will learn how to do manual mid surfacing when the auto-mid surfacing option fails. You will also learn how to handle geometry if they are symmetrical, normals check in the model and its significance, and free edges along with their significance.

The following topics are covered in this

  • Manual mid surface 
  • Handling symmetric geometry 
  • Free edge checks
  • Normals check

93D Meshing

In this module, you will learn the different tools and techniques to generate a hexamesh for a given geometry. You will also learn a variety of techniques to generate tetra meshes. You will also understand the quality-checks for tetra elements and how to rectify areas that have failed these checks.

The following topics are covered in this module.

  • Hexa meshing 
  • Tetra meshing
  • Different methods of tetra mesh generation.
  • Quality check 3D element 


Sometimes, meshes are made with both 2D and 3D meshes that are interspersed. Connectors help the computer understand that the interface is between two different kinds of meshes. Connectors are time-saving features that are a must in large models. In addition to this, connectors offer a way to let the computer know that two components have been seam welded.

  • Seam weld
  • Spot weld 
  • Bolt connection 
  • Spring element 
  • Adhesive modelling - HEXA 

11Batch Meshing

In this module, you will understand the uses of batch meshing and its applications in industries. You learn about the parameter file and criteria file, how they can be optimized for the requirement. 

Here is a list of key concepts that you will learn in this module.

  • Understand quality parameter and criteria files
  • Optimizing these files according to the requirement

12Morphing Techniques and Macro Generation

In this module, you will learn about morphing which can be done using constraints, volumes, and geometry. Also you will be working with manipulation of TCL commands, running a TCL command using the inbuilt run options. 

  • Morph constraints
  • Morph volumes
  • Map to geometry
  • Basic macro generation using TCL commands

Projects Overview

Door Panel


    Here you will be provided with the door’s plastic inner panel. The inner panel must be cleaned, should create mid-surface, and mesh the whole component for the given quality criteria.

    Tyre Component


      Here you will be provided with the car’s spare tyres under panel. The under panel must be cleaned, should create a mid surface and mesh the whole component for the given quality criteria.

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      • For students who are pursuing a BE/B Tech in Aeronautical, Automotive or Mechanical Engineering.
      • Freshers who passed out of the college recently.
      • Professionals who are working in the quality, production, or manufacturing domain, looking to climb up the ladder in their career.
      • If you are looking for a deeper understanding into pre-processing a sheet metal or plastic component.
      • To gain confidence to clean and mesh any kind of model by the end of the course.



      Altair's HyperMesh is the market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element preprocessor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting a ready-to-run solver file.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

      Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

      2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

      You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.

      3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

      Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person. Doubts and queries are addressed by a dedicated support engineer who is assigned to you to walk you through your problem areas and clarify any queries that you may have.

      4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

      Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned only as theory and work on projects that will give you a leg up in your career aspirations - be it an MS admit, a new job or growth within your organization. This course will help you bridge the gap between academia and industry and get you market-ready.

      5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

      You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

      6Is the full version of HyperMesh software required?

      Altair provides a student version of HyperMesh software which has a license period of 1 year. The license provided is node-locked. You can apply for the Academic Version of HyperWorks through our gateway.

      7How long will it take to get a HyperMesh student license after submitting the request?

      It takes about a maximum of 72 hours to minimum of 5 hours for getting the license.

      8Can I use one license file for all my PC and laptop HyperMesh software?

      No, you cannot use one license for both the PC and Laptop, as Altair provides a node-locked license. It can be used only for one device that matches the host ID that you have used to apply for the license.

      9How much time should I spend each day to complete the course?

      This course focuses on meshing, hence everyday 2-3 hours time is required to excel in cleaning up the geometry and become a master in meshing.

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