1. Program overview


Title: Dynamic analysis with ANSYS Mechanical – online course.

Director: Professor Juan José Benito Muñoz.

Department: Construction & Manufacturing Engineering (UNED University).

Software: ANSYS MAPDL (free license are included).


  1. Eligibility & requirements


A degree is required, although university students in the last year of their course may be admitted with proof of their academic status.


  1. Presentation and objectives


The  objective  of  this  course  is  to  introduce  attendees  to  dynamic  analysis  using  Finite Elements, allowing them to obtain the necessary skills to be able to use this method professionally.


This course originated as a collaboration project between UNED and Ingeciber, S.A., a company specializing in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE).


  1. Content


The course consists of two subjects:

  1. Dynamic analysis with ANSYS Mechanical.
  2. Practical Application Exercises with ANSYS Mechanical.


The documentation for both subjects is in English. The content of each subject is detailed below.


  • 1st Subject: Dynamic analysis with ANSYS Mechanical


The ANSYS Mechanical training notes are structured into the following chapters:


  • Lecture 1: Introduction


  • Lecture 2: Mechanical Basics


  • Lecture 3: Damping


  • Lecture 4: Modal Analysis


  • Lecture 5: Harmonic Analysis


  • Lecture 6: Linear Perturbation Analysis


  • Lecture 7: Response Spectrum Analysis


  • Lecture 8: Random Vibration


  • Lecture 9: Transient Analysis



Various exercises are also proposed, involving the following topics: Modal Analysis, Transient Analysis, Harmonic Analysis and Spectral Analysis.


  • Workshop 1: Intro. (Fly Wheel)


  • Workshop 2: Mechanical Basics


  • Workshop 3: Damping in Mechanical Workbench


  • Workshop 4A: Modal Analysis (Plate with a Hole)


  • Workshop 4B: Modal Analysis (Model Airplane Wing)


  • Workshop 5: Harmonic Response (Fixed-Fixed Beam)


  • Workshop 7: Response Spectrum (Suspension Bridge)


  • Workshop 8: Random Vibration (Girder Assembly)


  • Workshop 9A: Transient Analysis (Caster Wheel Test)


  • Workshop 9B: Transient Analysis of a Gantry Crane


  • Workshop 9C: Applying Initial Rotational Velocity



  • 2nd Subject: Practical Application Exercises with ANSYS Mechanical.


This  subject  completes  the  previous  one  with  practical  application  exercises  of professional scope in order to study the software in depth.


Theses  exercises  will  be  delivered  to  the  tutor  in  order  to  get  feed  back  and recommendations.


These exercises are as follows:


  • Harmonic / Frequency analysis of a bedplate
  • Transitory analysis of a bedplate
  • Pre-stressed modal analysis of a guitar string
  • Modal, harmonic and resonance analyses of an impulse system
  • Spectral modal analysis of an instrument panel
  • Mechanical analysis of a wheel rim
  • Nonlinear transitory analysis of a cylinder system


  1. Schedule


35 hours of study.   The course lasts from 1 to 6 weeks with full flexibility since no specific delivery date is indicated.


  1. Methodology


Distance  learning  methodology,  including  pre-prepared  study  materials  and  bibliography, tutorials, audiovisual resources and practical application exercises.


  1. Teaching materials


Attendees will receive the teaching guide and the corresponding materials for each module, which will basically consists of the subject texts.


Furthermore, in order to complete the practical exercises and training, the educational version of ANSYS Mechanical will be provided by the course.


The course uses a virtual classroom as a training facility where study tools can be found, and also as the main communication channel with the attendees.


Other tools will also be used including audiovisual resources as well as other complementary documentation.


The teaching material for this subject consists of:


  • Dynamic analysis  with  ANSYS  Mechanical  training  material  and  related  workbook exercises
  • Additional training material for the course developed by ICAEEC
  • Software: ANSYS SpaceClaim and ANSYS Mechanical


  1. Attendee services


The teaching staff will respond to attendee inquiries via telephone, email, or in person. Phone

tutorship’s will be available within the following hours:


Monday to Friday during office hours and always subject to tutor’s availability.


  1. Evaluation and grading criteria


Attendee evaluation will be performed through the practical application exercises.


  1. Certification


Certification will consist of a diploma from ICAEEC & Ingeciber indicating successful completion of the subject by the attendee as well as the grade obtained in the practical application exercises.


  1. Teaching staff


Professor  Juan  José  Benito  Muñoz  (Director).  Construction  &  Manufacturing  Engineering Department (UNED).


Mr. Ronald Siat (Coordinator & Tutor). Ingeciber, S.A.

Mr. Ambrosio Baños (Tutor).


  1. Fees


Tuition fees are €450.


Current and former attendees of the UNED Master’s in Theoretical and Practical Application of the Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation are eligible for a 33% discount.


  1. Validation


Attendees who pass this course can request validation of the application and practical course subjects of the mechanical branch of the Dynamic Analysis specialized module using ANSYS Mechanical  from  the  academic  board  of  UNED  Master’s  in  Theoretical  and  Practical Application of the Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation.


Download the course guide in a pdf file


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