CAE Master's Certification Program

CAE Master's Certification Program

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  • Domain : CAE
  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineers
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The Master's in Computer-Aided Engineering program is a 12 month long, intensive program. The program comprises of 10 courses that train you on all the engineering concepts and tools that are essential to get into top OEMs as a CAE Engineer.
 
Courses:
1. HyperMesh for FEA Plastic and Sheet Metal Applications 
2. Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA 
3. Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh 
4. LS-DYNA for Structural Mechanics/FEA
5. Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh and Radioss 
6. FEA of Aircraft Primary Structure using NASTRAN & PATRAN 
7. Aircraft Cabin Interior Monuments Stress Analysis & FE modelling in MSC.PATRAN
8. Introduction to Structural Analysis using ANSYS Workbench
9. Automation in Structural Analysis and Design using MATLAB & MASTAN 
10. Introduction to Automation using ANSYS Workbench and Python

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Course One: HyperMesh for FEA Plastic and Sheet Metal Applications

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 

10Connectors

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

Highlights

    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

    Highlights

      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.




      Course Two: Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA 

      1Introduction to ANSA GUI and Tools

      WEEK 1 & 2

      In this module you will be introduced to the CAE domain along with introduction to FEA basics. You will learn the Graphical User Interface(GUI) of the ANSA tool. You will get to know about different solvers and types of analysis carried out using them You will be introduced to basic tools that will help you with geometric cleanups and other deck setups in ANSA.

      The topics covered in this module are, 

      • Introduction to FEA,

      • ANSA GUI,

      • Geometric Tools and Topology cleanup

      • Types of CAE process Tools for structural CAE, 

      • Types of elements, 

      • Different Tools used in TOPO deck


      2Manual Midsurfacing, 2D Meshing and Quality Criteria

      WEEK 3


      In this module, you will study the basics of 2D meshing. You will also learn how to extract mid surface, deploy 2D mesh on the mid surface, reconstruct already meshed areas, along with various techniques for achieving the mesh flow. You will also learn how to eliminate the tria concentration present in the geometry, capture the important features in the geometry.


      You will be working on a sheet metal component in this module. You will also be taught how to achieve mesh quality for the component by assigning the quality criteria parameters.


      You will study the following topics in this module,

      • Manual Mid Surfacing for Sheet metal components, 

      • 2D meshing on sheet metal components, 

      • Quality checkup and taking measures to achieve quality, 

      • Introduction to different Tools used in Mesh deck

      • Revising the basic commands

      • Basic commands used in TOPO and MESH deck,

      • Practice model provided 


      3Manual Mid-Surfacing-Plastic Trims and Cast Parts

      WEEK 4


      Manual Mid-Surfacing-Plastic Trims and Cast Parts


      In this module you will be learning about extracting the mid surface and working on a plastic part. Plastic parts are of variable thickness therefore, extracting the mid surface and assigning the thickness is more tricky while compared to the sheet metal component.


      You will study the following topics in this module,

      • Manual mid-surfacing for plastic trim components & cast parts, 

      • 2D meshing, quality checkup 

      • Different tools used in mesh deck

      • A plastic part is given for practice

      4Solid Meshing(Tetra & Hexa)

      WEEK 5

      Solid Meshing(Tetra & Hexa)

      In this module, you will learn the different tools and techniques to generate the Tetra mesh for a given geometry. You will also learn the different methods involved in generating a Hexa mesh. You will also understand the quality checks for Tetra elements and how to rectify failed tetra elements.


      You will study the following topics in this module,

      Establishing Solid (Tetra) meshing on 2 different components

      • Solid (Tetra) Meshing, 

      • 3D meshing quality criteria,

      • Volume mesh deck

      Introduction to Solid (Hexa) meshing

      • Solid (Hexa) meshing,

      • Volume mesh deck



      5Connections (Seat and Door)

      WEEK 6


      In this module, you will be introduced to connections in ANSA. This enables the user to generate FE models for durability, NVH, and crash analysis. Connections are now efficiently designed with the help of the tool. You will also generate connections for the automotive seat & front door.


      These are the topics that you will learn in this module,


         Different types of connectors such as:

       - Two Nodes RBE2 

       -  Cluster RBE2

       -  RBE2-CBUSH-RBE2

       -  RBE2-HEXA-RBE2

       -  Nut and Bolt representation

       -  Seam weld data representation


         Different operations such as

       -  Converting and Realizing operations 

       -  Connection Manager operations

       -  Assigning mass to a node.



      6Introduction to Batch Meshing/Casting

      WEEK 7

       

      In this module, you will learn about batch meshing, casting methods, and its applications in industries. Batch meshing/casting method will help you to model the component efficiently and quicker than if you tried to model them manually. But these tools do not guarantee the best results always, there will areas where you need to manually check the results.

       

      You will study the following topics in this module

      • Introduction to casting & batch meshing operations 
      • Auto mid surfacing and meshing by using casting and skin methods

       

       

      7Introduction to Morphing Basics

      WEEK 8


      In this module, you will learn about a few morphing techniques in ANSA. ANSA allows a full-fledged morphing menu which is completely integrated with ANSA's interface. The functions of the morphing menu can be used to efficiently re-shape both FE and/or geometry-based models.


      You will study the following topics in this module,

      • Direct morphing

      • Box morphing 

      • Hatches

      • Morphing was done in FE model

      • Morphing done in CAD geometry.




      Projects Overview

      Project 1

      Highlights

      You will be provided with an IP substrate component. You have to model the same by extracting mid surface and meshing the whole component by achieving all the mentioned quality criteria parameters.


      Project 2

      Highlights

      You will be provided with a suspension assembly of a car. You have to clean up the geometry and check for parts where the connections can be established and also model the whole component while maintaining the quality criteria.



      Course Three: LS-DYNA For Structural Mechanics/FEA

      1FEA Basics and Simulations

      In this module, you learn the basics of FEA, various types of simulations along with their significance, and also develop a mathematical understanding of the implicit and explicit schemes.


      The topics that will be covered in this module are, 


      • Introduction to FEA 
      • Type of FE Simulation 
      • Explicit and Implicit mathematical definition

      2LS-PREPOST Deep Dive

      In this module, you will learn about the LS-PREPOST, the LS-DYNA user manual. You will also be learning about the file handling in LS-PREPOST, an overview of various cards, and finally running  a Tensile-Test simulation.


      These are the topics that are covered in this module,


      • Brief about the Pre-Process
      • Hands-on training on the LS-DYNA User Manual
      • Running an example 
      • Post-Processing the results 
      • Input and output files in LS-DYNA
      • Keywords and input text editing 
      • Multiple RUN on the same file in the same folder
      • Hands-on the out files (ASCII output) in the text editor
      • Exploring binary and ASCII options in database keyword
      • Node keyword – Brief 
      • Part keyword – Brief
      • Materials
      • Section
      • Control cards – default parameters
      • Contact
      • LS-PREPOST
      • Building the solver deck for a simulation (Plate Model)
      • Post-Processing the results
      • Modeling of  a cube under pressure
      • Modeling the cube under pressure
      • Modeling the tensile stress of a specimen

      3Keywords, Timestep and more

      In this module, you will learn a few new keywords in detail, you will learn about the hourglass energy, material keywords in LS-DYNA, methods for calculating Young’s Modulus, basics of Timestep concept, and various control keywords.


      These are the topics that are covered in this module,


      • Brief on keywords
      • Brief on INCLUDE keyword
      • Insight of NHTSA 
      • Hourglass energy
      • Materials introduction 
      • Elasto-plastic material and various cards
      • Material testing
      • Calculation method for Young’s Modulus
      • Power law
      • Verification 
      • Deploy
      • Timestep basics
      • Control card
      • Control timestep 
      • Control termination 
      • Control shell 
      • Control solid 
      • Control hourglass
      • Control energy 
      • Control contact 
      • Control accuracy 
      • Boundary condition 
      • Constrain
      • Specifying output files
      • Understanding contacts  
      • Various types of contacts 

      4LS-PREPOST GUI and Weld Modelling

      In this module, you will learn in-depth about the LS-PREPOST GUI, you will be introduced to Weld modelling in LS-DYNA and methods to model the Spot Welds and debugging, how to model a cross-section and its application.

      The following topics are covered in this module,


      • LS-PREPOST GUI
      • LS-DYNA GUI application
      • Node and element selection
      • Application crash, metal forming 
      • Element direction align 
      • Post-processing 
      • Node intrusion depending on the regulation
      • Introduction to Spot-Weld in LS-DYNA 
      • Hands-on practice on Spot-Welds 
      • Solving a simple problem to learn the Spot-Welds and then Post-Processing it.
      • Modelling Spot-Weld using Spot-Weld constraint card.
      • Modelling Spot-Weld using Spot-Weld generalize constrain card
      • Debugging Spot-Weld
      • Spot-Welds modelling using solid elements
      • Introduction to Cross-Section 
      • Modelling a Cross-Section 
      • Application of Cross-Section 

      5Implicit Simulations

      In this module, you will learn about the implicit problem and how to set up an implicit simulation, you will also learn about the memory allocation in LS-DYNA, you will learn the concept of convergence in implicit, various keywords used in an implicit simulation, you understand about MORTAR contact and defining the loading in implicit simulations. 


      These are the topics that you will learn in this module, 


      • Introduction to implicit problems
      • Implicit and explicit comparison 
      • Memory in LS-DYNA
      • In core / out-of-core 
      • Double precision and MPP
      • Tensile test - simple implicit problem
      • Timestep in implicit problems 
      • Convergence in implicit 
      • Implicit keywords 
      • Implicit and explicit switching 
      • Timestep adjusting 
      • Control-implicit-solver (Non-linear solver)
      • Implicit problem, hands-on with a bumper demonstration 
      • Power law plasticity 
      • MORTAR contact
      • MORTAR contact theory 
      • SOFT card - intro 
      • Implicit loading 
      • Element formulation for implicit analysis

      In this project, you will hands-on experience in using the *INCLUDE, *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM,*DEFINE_TRANSFORMATION and understand how to model a pedestrian head impact simulation and calculate the HIC value. 


      • Overview of the pedestrian impact simulation
      • Understanding the HIC value 
      • HIC calculation - LS-PRE-POST
      • Understanding *INCLUDE, *INCLUDE_TRANSFORM,*DEFINE_TRANSFORMATION 

      6LS-DYNA Best Practices & Types of Analyses

      In this module, you will learn about the best practices in LS-DYNA that are particularly relevant for CAE simulation engineers in the industry, you will also understand the concept of mass scaling in-depth, and the difference between verification and validation.


      The topics that will be covered in this module are as follows, 


      • Best Practices in LS-DYNA
      • Setting up the model 
      • How to decide the type of analyses (static, quasi-static, dynamic) 
      • Dealing with the coupled problem 
      • Deciding the ELFORM for the problem
      • Solving the model - types of error and their Fix
      • MASS scaling 
      • Post-Processing - Introduction (verification and validation) 
      • Post-Processing a typical explicit model 

      7Material Modelling using LS-DYNA

      This module mainly deals with material modelling using LS-DYNA. You will understand how to model a material card from the raw data from the material testing lab. You will understand in-depth about material modelling techniques and will also learn how to model a hyperelastic material in LS-DYNA. You will also learn about the contact mechanics and the various contact types in LS-DYNA.


      The topics covered in this module are, 


      • Material introduction 
      • Material testing 
      • modelling materials 
      • Elastic-plastic materials 
      • Material modelling from the raw data
      • Hands-on hyperelastic material ( Mat-law 77 )
      • Contact mechanics
      • Types of contacts
      • Full contact parameters
      • Contact parameter - SOFT 
      • Segment projection 
      • Initial penetration 
      • Tied contacts 
      • Contact output 

      8Crash and Safety

      This module focuses on the crash and safety domain where you will be introduced to the industry trends in crash and safety.

      And the topics you will learn are, 


      • Vehicle crash safety 
      • Crash mechanics
      • Design for crash 
      • Vehicle development process
      • Knowledge of simulation engineer 
      • Regulation and NCAPS 
      • Score calculation 
      • Model preparation static vs crashworthiness 
      • General guideline for crash model preparation 
      • Meshing and mesh quality 
      • Model organization and integration 
      • Parameterization
      • Forming data  



      Projects Overview

      Head Impact

      Highlights

      You learn how a pedestrian head impact simulation is setup by following industry standards. You will work on calculating the HIC value of the given head-foam in LS-PREPOST.

       


       

      Bird Strike

      Highlights

      You will set up the cases in the industry discipline and organize the files accordingly. You will be setting up the case from scratch and running the simulation by documenting the error and the code in each run and finally building an error-free model.

       

       


      Course Four: Crashworthiness Analysis using HyperMesh & Radioss

      1Basics of Crashworthiness Physics, FEA Concepts and CAE Process

      The first module you learn will learn about different types of analysis, the difference between Implicit and Explicit analysis, different non-linearities and along with this you will also bust the myth that ‘strong structure equates safe structure’ by teaching you about:

      • Meaning of crash safety for a vehicle

      • Law of conservation of energy applied to a car crash

      • Basic concepts of FEA such as linear-nonlinear, static-dynamic, Implicit- Explicit analysis, their differences and the guidelines on how to choose a method for a given FEA problem

      2Introduction to HyperMesh

      HyperMesh is one of the most popular Finite Element Preprocessor used to generate meshes

      of complex models. In this module, you will learn the GUI of HyperMesh, various elements available in FEA like 1D, 2D and 3D elements, how to choose the element depending on the geometry by covering topics such as:

      • Overview of Pre-Processors and their importance in FEA Processes

      • Primary introduction to GUI of HyperMesh, toolbars and basic operations

      3Geometry Editing in HyperMesh

      Learning to mesh geometries is an important step in performing FEA. Therefore, we will extensively cover the topic by which the students can understand, geometry clean up, tools available for geometry cleanups, 

      • Using an edited geometry to generate mid-surface and appropriate 2D mesh with regards to mesh flow, trias and mesh size, by various methods

      • Using the geometry tools to clean up the distorted geometry

      4Meshing – 1D, 2D & 3D and Mesh Quality Check

      In this section, you will learn what is 1D, 2D, and 3D meshing, what is mesh quality and how to improve them and then exporting the meshed model to the specific solver.

      • Using an edited geometry to generate mid-surface and appropriate 2D mesh with regards to mesh flow, trias and mesh size, by various methods

      • Using the geometry to create a 3D mesh using various methods

      • Meaning of mesh quality and ways to control and improve it

      • Types of 1D elements, their specifications, and creation

      • Exporting a meshed model from HyperMesh in the specified solver format

      5Introduction to Radioss

      In this section, you will learn what is an Explicit Solver, what is an engine file and a starter file and their significance and also what is an out file and how to read this out file.

      • Overview of Radioss- An Explicit FEA solver for crashworthiness

      • Essential Radioss input files, their significance, and format

      • Overview of output files and their significance

      6Element Properties and Materials

      In this section, you will learn about the various element formulations available for different types of elements in the Radioss and their applications, how to assign thickness for the component and also you will understand various parameters available in the property card and their significance. 

      Similarly, you will also learn various material cards available in Radioss and their use cases along with their failure criteria.

      • Application of thickness and dimensional properties, integration points for 1D, 2D and 3D elements

      • Study and application of concepts such as material intrinsic properties, failure criteria, non-linearity, plasticity, and hyper-elasticity into a material model

      7HyperCrash, HyperView and HyperGraph

      In this section, you will learn a new application that is developed by Altair exclusively to set up the crash simulations and along with this, you will be learning the GUI of Hypercrash. You will also be introduced to Hyperview and HyperGraph where you will learn how to post-process the simulation results

      • Introduction to HyperCrash, a specialized pre-processor for Radioss

      • Introduction to HyperView and HyperGraph as post-processing tools in the FEA process

      8Interface (Contact) Modelling

      Interface modelling will be a complex topic that you can find in any solver. Here you will learn what is a contact and how it works, what are the different parameters you need to look into while defining a contact in a model, what are the different types of contacts and their use cases. 

      • Concepts of an interface between given components, penalty formulation method, contact stiffness, gap, penetration, interference, and tied interfaces

      • Creation of various types of interfaces and removing any errors or interferences

      9Boundary Conditions Setup

      In this section, you will understand how to set up a proper boundary condition for any given simulation, what are the different types of loading conditions and different types of joints available in Radioss

      • Setup of static and dynamic loading conditions such as velocity, acceleration, a constraint on degree of freedom, rigid walls, spot welds, and seam welds

      10Simulation Control

      In this section, you will learn about the concept of the time step and how it can be optimized to increase the speed of the simulation and also the concept of mass scaling. You will also understand the various control cards available in Radioss and their use cases.

      • Control of simulation in terms of the time step, accuracy, run time, types of outputs

      11Checks and Debugs

      In this section, you will the various check you to do before running the simulation and also you will understand how to debug a simulation along with its approach 

      • Checking and debugging any errors in the model using diagnostic methods

      12Airbag and its Modelling in FEA

      In this section, you will exclusively learn about the Physics of an airbag in crash scenarios and how to model them in Radioss. You will be learning about two types of Airbags ( with vent and without vent ) 

      • Concept of an airbag in FEA, its modelling methods and challenges with an example

      13Occupant Injury Criteria

      In this section, you will learn about how the injury criteria are calculated in the actual crash test environment and how it affects the rating of the vehicle. You will also learn about the dummy standards that are used in crash testing. 

      • Various occupant injury criteria currently being considered while determining the crashworthiness and safety performance of a car

      14Crashworthiness Standards

      In this section, you will learn about the standards followed in different ENCAPs 

      • Study of basic elements of most popular crashworthiness standards, the criteria used while determining the crashworthiness performance and ways to measure this in the FEA model


      Projects Overview

      Frontal Crash Simulation

      Highlights

        • In this project, you will set up the case for the frontal crash simulation from scratch. 
        • You will also work on post-processing the results and report the Sectional forces at different places in the vehicle to understand force flow, Dashwall intrusion, force at the bumper in the event of a crash and also the peak acceleration at the Rocker.

        Side Impact Simulation

        Highlights

          • In this project, you will set up the case for the side crash simulation from scratch.
          • You will also be post-processing the results and capturing the sectional forces at different places in the vehicle to understand force flow, B-pillar & fuel tank intrusions and the peak velocity at the door.

          Roof Crush Simulation

          Highlights

            • In this project, you will set up the case for the roof crash simulation from scratch. 
            • You will post-process the results and capture the overall strength of the roof. You will also repair the rigid bodies and positioning the impactor.

            Course Five: FEA of Aircraft Primary Structure using NASTRAN & PATRAN 

            1Introduction to Aerostructures

            • Introduction to Aircraft 
            • Fundamentals of Aircraft primary structures 
            • General Design and Construction, Load paths and functionalities 

            2FEA Theory and its Background - Fundamentals of FEA

            • Introduction to FEM/FEA basic theory
            • Applications of FEM/FEA to Aerospace, FE assumptions and idealisations of an aircraft structure. 

            3Introduction to PATRAN (Pre & Post Processor)

            • Intro to PATRAN (pre & post processor) - GUI, File formats, Model Import, Set-up, Units, Preferences (30 mins)
            • PATRAN - Geometric Modelling

            • Creation of simple geometries - 2D (lines, Curves and Surfaces) 
            • Creation of simple geometries - 3d (Solids)
            • Mid-surface extraction from solids

            4GEOMETRY Modelling

            • PATRAN - Geometric Modelling

            • Geometry clean-up to prepare for meshing.

             

            • Intro to Meshing in PATRAN - Discussion on types of Elements / Element library 
            • PATRAN - Meshing 

            • 2D mesh - Iso Mesh vs Paver mesh

            5Meshing

            • PATRAN - Meshing

            • 3D mesh - Tet mesh, Hex Mesh. 
            • Element quality checks and criteria. 
            • Modelling of attachments (Fasteners, Weld) using MPC elements 

            6Materials, Loads, and Boundary Conditions

            • PATRAN 

            • Materials, properties & Material library
            • Loads / Load cases
            • Boundary conditions
            • Analysis set-up to run the model
            • Analysis parameters needed, options to select.

             

            7Introduction to NASTRAN (Solver)

            • NASTRAN

            • Intro to NASTRAN Input and Output file structure
            • Intro to different types of analysis supported by NASTRAN
            • Detailed look into NASTRAN Cards (Command lines); understanding their formats and usage/applicability

            8Post-processing

            • PATRAN - Post-processing

            • Import of results into PATRAN, stress plots, constraint forces and Free body diagrams
            • NASTRAN PARAM Commands

            9Linear Static and Non-linear static

            • NASTRAN

            • Linear FE analysis vs Nonlinear analysis Theory 
              Linear static and Non-linear static analysis with Demonstration

            10Buckling

            • NASTRAN

            • Buckling theory 
            • Column Buckling and Plate buckling.
            • Linear buckling analysis FEA Demonstration 

            11Vibrations & Dynamics

            • NASTRAN

            • Intro to Vibration/ Dynamics
            • Modal analysis, Forced vibrations theory.
            • FE Demonstration - Free-Free modal analysis and simple Forced vibration problems.

            12FEM_Overview

            • PATRAN and NASTRAN

            • FEM/ FEA Best practices 
            • Interview Q&A. 
            • FE results to stress analysis 


            Projects Overview

            Project 1

            Highlights

            Tension Fitting model created to be assigned material properties, creation of load cards and load cases. Boundary conditions assigned. Review of the complete model. Model to be run and output files generated.

            1. Completed Finite Element model (with mesh, Loads & Boundary conditions) without any errors.
            2. Generated BDF file for the Finite Element model.
            3. F06 and Op2 files after the BDF is run using the solver.
            4. Report files (.txt files) extracted from PATRAN containing Element stress output for the model.

            Project 2

            Highlights

            The second project of the course requires the student to analyse an aircraft wing box model. The geometry is to be cleaned up and meshed. The model is supposed to be analysed for stresses, displacements, constraint forces and natural mode shapes. The students are supposed to submit the post processed result in a report. 

            • Completed Finite Element model (with mesh, Loads & Boundary conditions) without any errors.
            • Generated BDF file for the Finite Element model.
            • F06 and Op2 files after the BDF is run using the solver.
            • Report files (.txt files) extracted from PATRAN containing Element stress output for wingbox skin panel elements.
            • They have to then copy the element stresses from the txt files to an excel sheet, format it and calculate Reserve Factors (RF's) for the skin elements by using the element stresses copied and comparing it against its material allowable (use Yield stress allowable for Tensile stress and shear strength allowable for shear stresses).

             


            Course Six: Aircraft Cabin Interior Monuments Stress Analysis & FE modelling in MSC.PATRAN

            1Fundamental Aspects/Introduction to Cabin Interiors

            • Types of Cabin Interior Monuments
            • General Design and Construction
            • Stress/Certification process
            • Meeting Customer Expectations
            • Product Delivery procedures

            2Composites - Basics

            • Introduction to composites
            • Types, advantages & disadvantages
            • Stiffness terms & ABD matrix
            • Composite Manufacturing

            3Loads & Modelling Approach

            • Load factors
            • Load case derivation
            • Different Load modelling methods
            • GA drawing - Overview

            4FE modelling – Galley Part 1

            • Modelling of structural Panels
            • Modelling of Upper and Lower attachments
            • Cabin Zones
            • Stiffness definition – Upper & lower attachments
            • FE Modelling of Floor

            5FE modelling – Galley Part 2

            • Trolley Compartment Load application
            • FE modelling of Mortise – Tenon Joints
            • FE modelling of Split Line Joints
            • Composite panel property definitions
            • Ply orientation checks and Material coordinate system

            6FE modelling – Galley (Post Processing)

            • MSc. NASTRAN deck creation
            • Investigation of
              1. Model deflections
              2. Interface Loads Extraction
              3. Contact Investigation

            7Galley Testing - Introduction

            • Overview of structural testing & procedures followed
            • Test setup – Overview
            • Load cases tested
            • Whiffle & dead weights testing
            • Results correlation

            8Galley Testing – Mass Combination and Whiffle calculation

            • Mass Combination – Illustration
            • Whiffle calculation – Illustrated with example
            • Test Report – customer expectations

            9FE analysis of Entertainment system

            • FE modelling of Business class seat entertainment system
            • Modelling of important structural elements
            • Other challenges & considerations

            10Cabin Safety & Part21J DOA

            • What is DOA and who is the approval authority?
            • Part21 Subpart J requirements
            • 14 CFR 25 Rules
            • Egress Considerations
            • Emergency Equipments

            11Structural Certification Procedures

            • Major and Minor changes
            • Types of changes
            • Certification process

            12Composite Repairs and Best Practices

            • Damages – types & overview
            • Repair Procedures
            • FE methods


            Projects Overview

            Project 1

            Highlights

            • Build a Boxed compartment in FE as shown in the figure at the bottom. The model has a wall ‘A’  & Box ‘B’.
            • Use the material properties (PCOMP) as same as in Task #3.
            • For the wall panel ‘A’, PCOMP property should have 4 plies each side of the core. (4 lamina plies of backing skin & 4 lamina plies of facing skin.
            • For the box ‘B’, each panel should have 2 plies of backing and 2 plies of facing skin.
            • Panels of Box ‘B’ will be connected with each other using node equivalancing. The Box ‘B’ will be attached to Wall ‘A’  using CBUSH elements. Each panel end of Box ‘B’ will have 4 CBUSH elements distributed along its length. Stiffness of the CBUSH elements is 1.5e5 N/mm in all the 3 directions.
              • Simulate a force equivalent to 10kg in the +X direction with a Load factor of 9.0 at the CG of box ‘B’. Use RBE2 to connect the CG node with the nodes of the bottom panel of box ‘B’. Run solution 101, create displacement & Stress plots.
              • Simulate a downward load equivalent to 10Kg in the –Z direction, applied at the bottom panel of Box ‘B’ directly. Load factor for the down case is 8.1. Run solution 101, create displacement & Stress plots.

             

            Project 2

            Highlights

            • IGS file is provided for seat entertainment monitor geometry (as per the figure shown below)
            • Monitor (blue colour - #4) need not be modelled in the FE analysis. Assume a material property of AL2024-T3 (AMS-QQ-A-250/4) for plates #1, #2, #3.  Base plate #1 is attached to the seat using 6 bolts. Bolts need not be modelled in FE. Attachment point can be constrained in all 6 DOFs.
            • Apply a load of 250N in –Z direction at the location circled in red circle for load case #1. Apply a load of 200N in the –X direction at the same location for Load case #2.
            • Tabulate the forces seen at the bolt locations in both cases & also create deformation & stress (max & min principal) plots for Baseplate #1.

            Project 3

            Highlights

            Objective of this project

            • To Study the FE model of Full Galley 
            • Apply boundary conditions (all 6 DOF) at upper & lower attachments
            • To apply payloads at the upper compartments
            • Perform PATRAN/NASTRAN sanity checks (perform free-free modal analysis)
            • To perform FE analysis (SOL 101) in NASTRAN & obtain Op2/Xdb
            • To determine (tabulate) the interface loads obtained from the FE model

             

             


            Course Seven: Introduction to Structural Analysis using ANSYS Workbench

            1Understanding the Basics of FEA

            This section gives an overview of FEA, 

            • The different solving techniques available
            • Meaning of Finite Element Analysis
            • Introduction to nodes and elements
            • Need for meshing and different types of meshing

            2Introduction to ANSYS Workbench

            Workbench is one of the industry-leading software from ANSYS that houses multiple analyses under one roof. 

            • Getting to know the basic GUI of ANSYS
            • Overview of different analysis systems available in ANSYS Workbench
            • Overview of different component systems in ANSYS
            • Creating and saving your first project

            3Introduction to Engineering Data

            ANSYS Workbench has its own library of engineering materials with its corresponding material properties built-in. Therefore, we will work to look into various options available under engineering data. These include:

            • Going through various material libraries provided by ANSYS
            • Understanding where and when to use particular materials
            • Creation of new material
            • Adding a material for analysis



            4Introduction to ANSYS SpaceClaim

            ANSYS SpaceClaim is an inbuilt design tool with enhanced GUI and accessibilities. Provides varying options to the user for creating simple extrude, sweep and extrude cut.

            You will learn:

              • Creation of simple geometry in SpaceClaim
              • Adding and removing material using SpaceClaim
              • Merging component faces using SpaceClaim

              5Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical Modeller

              ANSYS mechanical modeller is where we are going to set up the model for the problem we are going to solve. This modeller is common in all of the analysis systems provided by ANSYS. A point to note: The option inside this mechanical modeller varies between the analysis systems.
              We will look into:
              • Importing and assigning material to the geometry
              • The meshing of the components
              • Creating local coordinate systems for the model
              • Defining contacts and joints if there are any to the model

              6Introduction to Static Structural Analysis

              Static structural analysis is the first analysis system we will be studying in-depth. Static structural analysis is used in cases where the load acting on the body is very slow, not varying with time and not considering the inertia effects. So we will look into

              • Setting up and running a simple spur gear model
              • Performing mesh convergence for a bevel gear model
              • Determining the effect of a sheet on a die and punch system
              • Performing a bending of wires
              • Simulating a three-point bending for an iPhone and determining its life and factor of safety for various components involved

              7Introduction to Transient Structural Analysis

              Transient structural analysis is the next step in structural analysis. Transient analysis is indeed used in cases where the input conditions vary with time. Here the inertial effects are also considered. So we will be looking into,
              • Determining the frictional effects in a slider-crank mechanism
              • Effects of friction in a piston cam setup
              • Moving of worm gear over a large gear from one end to the other
              • Material suitability for a universal joint model

              8Introduction to Explicit Dynamics Analysis

              Explicit dynamics is the third part of the study in this course. Explicit dynamics is applied in the cases where high energy generation, acceleration is involved i.e high energy generated at a very small instant of time. ANSYS uses Autodyn software to solve explicit analysis. Here we will be looking at,

              • Performing tension and torsion test for a given specimen
              • Determining the effect of thickness for a car body
              • Capturing the effect of a bullet striking on a bucket
              • Effect of velocity on a workpiece in a planar machine


              Projects Overview

              Independent Project

              Highlights

              You will work on an independent project. 

              How does this work?

              • You will come up with a problem statement
              • Create geometry and perform the simulation for the given problem statement
              • The results from the simulation must be justified with analytical results or results from any journal papers
              • You should present the project and provide a proper conclusion by explaining the simulation results.


              Course Eight: Automation using TCL/TK for HyperMesh

              1Get to Know your Tools

              In this module, you will learn HyperMesh GUI, What is TCL compiler and hands-on practice of the TCL commands in Notepad++

              • HyperMesh GUI overview
              • TCL compilers
              • Notepad ++
              • “Hello World” TCL code

              2Let’s Learn a New Language

              In this module, you will learn TCL commands like loops, arrays and how TCL is linked with HyperMesh 

              • Looping structures
              • Array manipulation
              • TCL wiki
              • HyperMesh and TCL linkage

              3Dissecting HyperMesh using TCL Commands

              In this module, you will learn several commands and how they can be used in HyperMesh to perform operations

              •  “ * ” and “hm_” commands

              4Let’s Build the GUIs with TK

              In this module, you will learn how to build a GUI using Tk for the TCL command used in HyperMesh 

              • Introduction to TK
              • creating TK popup box
              • creating TK buttons
              • creating TK input boxes

              5Problem of Normal

              In this module, you will be able to understand the problem of normals in pre-processing and how it will affect the results in a simulation. You will also learn how to automate to align the normal in a few quick mouse clicks.

              • Element normals and their  significance
              • Fixing normals: code vs. standard

              6Let’s Take Care of “Zero”

              In this module, you will learn how to handle a null case when you write a code in HyperMesh to automate a process 

              • Handling null cases
              • Delete displayed
              • Delete empty
              • Isolate displayed

              7Let’s Meet the CAE Nightmare – Free Edges

              In this module, you can understand the concept of free edges and how it will affect the simulation, and also you will be able to write a code to automate the fix for the Free edge issue that occurs during meshing.

              • Free edge and their significance
              • Detecting free edges using available tools

              8Collectors

              In this module, you will learn the significance of a collector, property card, and material card along with a manual method to assign them. Once you understand that you will also be writing code to automate the process.

              • Different collectors and prop and material assignment
              • Renaming- as per thickness

              9Auto Reflect

              In this module, you learn the importance of Reflect command for the symmetrical models along with the manual renaming of the components and their material and property cards. Once you understand that this method is time consuming and tiring, you will also learn how this can be automated with a few lines of codes. 

              • Explain the physics
              • Explain procedure
              • CAD manipulation using TCL

              10The Importance of Order

              In this module, you will understand the significance of numbering  in a model for nodes, elements, components, sets, etc., and learn how to automate them with learn the code and its logic

              Creating ordered sets

              • “Remembering” the selection order
              • Midline generation

              11Element Quality Check

              In this module, you understand the importance of mesh quality. You also understand the importance of automating this process

              • Quality criteria check
              • How to highlight these elements
              • Popup and report generation

              12Miscellaneous

              In this module, you will learn how to code to automate the part list and how to read and understand the Userpage.mac

              • Auto part list
              • Userpage.mac understanding
              • Automatic deck setup


              Projects Overview

              Master Utility

              Highlights

              Prepare a consolidated visually appealing utility of all the macros developed during the course. This “Master” utility can then be used by the attendees to access any of the macros in the future as needed.
              • You will be creating a Master GUI using a Tk for all the codes you have written in the coursework.

              Model Report

              Highlights

              The scope of the project is pretty broad. We are intent to generate a “Model Report” in excel by asking HyperMesh to write a file containing the necessary inputs. The excel report will also be customized using conditional formatting and other tools in excel. From an industrial perspective, this kind of report comes under the “Right at First Time” (RFT) approach.
               

              Course Nine: Automation in Structural Analysis and Design using MATLAB & MASTAN 

              1Introduction to Basics

              In this section, you will learn about basics of structural analysis and definition of concepts
              • What is Structural Analysis
              • Intro to Basic Mechanics
              • Equation formulation and simulation
              • Intro to automation
              • Solution Interpretation

              2Structural System and analysis

              In this section, we will learn about degrees of freedom and co-ordinate systems

              ● Defining different structural systems

              ● Identifying degree of indeterminancy of structures

              ● Implementing the concepts in Mastan 2

              ● Discussing relevance of structural systems in Project 1

              3Global Analysis Equations

              In this section we will learn about global analysis equations

              ● Defining global analysis equations

              ● Identifying system as local and global

              ● Setting up mathematical model for analysis

              ● Implementing analysis equations in Matlab

              4Stiffness analysis of frames

              In this section we will learn about Work-Energy principles and stress-strain relationships

              ● Stiffness and Flexibility methods

              ● Reciprocity. Stiffness to Flexibility matrix and Flexibility to Stiffness Matrix

              ● Element stiffness analysis

              ● Global frame stiffness analysis

              5Stiffness analysis of frames

              In this section we will learn how to arrive at global stiffness transformation from element stiffness transformation

              ● Co-ordinate Transformation matrices

              ● Introduction to Comprehensive project 1

              ● Submission format for project 1

              6Virtual Work Principles

              In this section we will discuss principles of virtual displacements, understanding rigid and deformable bodies as well as method of virtual forces

              ● Construction of analytical solutions by virtual displacement procedures

              ● Implementation analytical solutions in Mastan 2

              7Frame analysis

              In this section we will be implementing the automated scripts that we developed over the past 6 weeks to solve real world examples.

              ● Finishing up with Project 1 and preparing for submission

              8Introduction to Non Linear Analysis

              In this section, we will begin with non linear analysis of frames and understand the necessity of using non-linear analysis of frames.

              ● Sources of Non-Linearity

              ● Level of analysis

              ● Analysis methods

              9Geometric Non Linear Analysis

              In this section, we will learn a specific set of NL analysis namely geometric non-linearity

              ● Geometric NL analysis for Planar elements

              ● NL analysis for 3D frames

              ● Analysis methods

              ● Introduction to project 2

              10Material Non Linear Analysis

              In this section we will study about

              ● Non linear behavior of materials and we will study in detail about Plastic-Hinge method.

              ● We will also work on Inelastic critical load theory and work on examples dealing with Material NL

              11Solution to NL Equilibrium equations

              In this section we will work on different methods to solve NL equilibrium analysis equations

              ● Incremental Analysis

              ● Incremental-Single step methods

              ● Incremental iterative methods

              ● Automatic Load incrementation

              ● Plastic Hinge constraints and analysis

              12Special Analysis Procedures

              In this section, we will conclude all the topics and we will finish a brief discussion on Project 2 and its application in real world. To add to the flavor we will focus on some special analysis procedures

              ● Condensation

              ● Substructuring

              ● Constraints and Joint coordinates


              Projects Overview

              Project 1

              Highlights

              1) Develop a matlab function to accept Node information : Node numbers , Node coordinates and information on nodes to perform analysis on a 3D planar frame structure
              2) Based on the matlab module developed in problem 1 process the node informations to calculate the degree of freedoms for each node assigned
              3) Develop a matlab module to accept information on elements in the structure and their connectivity info and receive the section and material properties as inputs
              4) Based on matlab module developed in problem 3 process the element informations and based on their connectivity calculate element degrees of freedom for each element
              5) Develop a matlab module to receive boundary conditions and degrees of freedom specified for the structure
              6) Develop a matlab module to receive the load vector information acting on the structure
              7) Based on stiffness method develop a matlab module to compute stiffness matrix for the structure in global coordinates (Hint : Calculate stiffness matrix for each element , Transform the element stiffness matrix in their global coordinates and assemble the element stiffness matrix based on the element degrees of freedom for the structure)
              8) Using the stiffness matrix developed in problem 7 compute the forces and displacements by implementing the concept of nested functions
              9) Solve the following problem using the matlab module developed in 1-8 to compute forces and displacements. Verify the matlab answers with the answers of previous challenge
               

              Project 2

              Highlights

              1) Develop a matlab module to perform Non Linear Analysis for a 2D frame element. Write a global function to compute forces and displacements as a response to structure and loads acting on them

              2) Develop a matlab function to accept Node information : Node numbers , Node coordinates and information on nodes to perform analysis on a 3D planar frame structure

              3) Based on the matlab module developed in problem 2 process the node informations to calculate the degree of freedoms for each node assigned

              4) Develop a matlab module to accept information on elements in the structure and their connectivity info and receive the section and material properties as inputs

              5) Based on matlab module developed in problem 3 process the element informations and based on their connectivity calculate element degrees of freedom for each element

              6) Develop a matlab module to receive boundary conditions and degrees of freedom specified for the structure

              7) Develop a matlab module to receive the load vector information acting on the structure

              8) Based on the stiffness method, develop a matlab module to compute stiffness matrix for the structure in global coordinates. Compute Ke and Kg (Hint : Calculate stiffness matrix for each element , Transform the element stiffness matrix in their global coordinates and assemble the element stiffness matrix based on the element degrees of freedom for the structure)

              9) Based on initial parameters calculate P, d in each step and write a function in matlab to plot P-d


              Course Ten: Introduction to Automation using ANSYS Workbench and Python

              1 Introduction to ANSYS

              • General introduction about ANSYS
              • Type of simulations
              • Why automation
              • What to automate
              • How to automate
              • Install ANSYS
              • Build the ANSYS Model
              • How to setup model in ANSYS

              2 Introduction to python

              • General introduction
              • Variables
              • Comments
              • Data types used in python
              • Strings
              • List
              • Tuple
              • Dictionary
              • If, Elif, else
              • For loops
              • While loops
              • Functions
              • Lambda functions
              • Modules and packages
              • Python File I/O

              3 Introduction to ANSYS ACT

              • ACT
              • Extension
              • Wizard
              • Installation
              • Access
              • How to build an extension

              4 Introduction to ACT API

              • NSYS API
              • Body renaming
              • Parts details access
              • Material assignment
              • Coordinate system
              • Point mass
              • Creating named selections
              • Contacts
              • Mesh
              • Loads and boundary condition’s

              5App build


              • Results,Images,text Views
              • Analysis settings
              Example of App building in ANSYS mechanical

              To perform the specific application, just using an XML file, and explanation about the structure of apps
              • Hi Example
              • Rotate

              6Wizard build

              Example of Wizard building, with structure explanation, extracting data from an external source to apply loads and boundary conditions and to carry out all process from beginning


              Projects Overview

              Automate

              Highlights

              To automate ANSYS mechanical setup, from assigning materials to extracting results, with help of ANSYS wizard

              Prepare a wizard

              Highlights

              Prepare a wizard for selecting faces/bodies/edges according to required constraints like selecting faces of area equal or more than user given area. Selecting faces/bodies having the same size. Which help to improve the productivity of the user.


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