The course introduces students to the commercial software `Ansys'.
Ansys Structural is used in engineering simulation for mechanical engineering problems, particularly for structural analysis. It is a very powerful tool which can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering related problems. This module spans from basic 2-dimensional starting point to real more complex 3D geometries. The course is split into two parts: tutorial-based learning and evaluation. Tutorials are divided into basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
Students follow a series of on-line tutorials or submit exercises at each stage to ensure they follow and fully understand the subject. These tutorial files are unique for every student. This is followed by a larger project that students carry out for themselves based on their own interests and discussions with their tutor/supervisor.