Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA

ANSA is an advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build-up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment

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  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical and Automotive Engineers
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A Quick Overview

ANSA is an advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build-up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment. In FEA analysis the workflow can be categorized into 3 phases such as pre-processing, solving, and post-processing. This course purely focuses on pre-processing/modeling a component for FEA analysis. If you are someone who is interested in the CAE domain this course will help you to get into the industry as a CAE modeler/mesher.


Anyone who enrolls in this course will be able to learn a CAE Preprocessing Tool which includes tasks such as geometry clean up, midsurfacing, 1D, 2D and 3D meshing operations, connections establishments, morphing, etc. By learning how to use this tool you will be able to model/mesh any components that are required in the FEA Domain.


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

After completing this course you will be able to apply for various CAE roles within the automotive sector and other industries.




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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,


  • 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


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


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)


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)


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



-  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


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


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


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


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.


  • For students of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  • Professionals who are working in the quality, production, and manufacturing domains and looking for a transition to bigger responsibility
  • This course will provide a deep understanding into the pre-processing a given sheet metal or plastic component
  • You will have the confidence to clean & mesh any kind of model at the end of the course
  • This course opens the gate to the world of FEA meshing techniques and cleaning a geometry before sending it to analysis


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Preprocessor for Structural Analysis using ANSA

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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 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. 

6 How much time should I spend each day to complete the course at the earliest time?

This course focuses on meshing,  4-5 hours every day is enough to excel in cleaning up the geometry and become a master in meshing

7 Why am I not able to visualize the cons in the model while opening in ANSA?

If you have a system with a lower configuration graphics card then these issues can be shown. BETA CAE SYSTEMS has a fix for this and it can fix your issues in most cases.

Enter the keyword “ -performance_mode 3” against the “other” tab in the first pop-up window which comes up after the command prompt window comes up.

8Will the course content cover CFD modeling techniques for CFD analysis?

You can do CFD modeling by using ANSA but this course is purely focused on structural meshing and related areas. There is another course that is coming up which covers contents for CFD modeling for CFD Analysis.

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