ANSYS Mechanical APDL for Finite Element Analysis provides a hands-on introduction to engineering analysis using one of the most powerful commercial general purposes finite element programs on the market. Students will find a practical and integrated approach that combines finite element theory with best practices for developing, verifying, validating and interpreting the results of finite element models, while engineering professionals will appreciate the deep insight presented on the program’s structure and behavior. Additional topics covered include an introduction to commands, input files, batch processing, and other advanced features in ANSYS.
The book is written in a lecture/lab style, and each topic is supported by examples, exercises and suggestions for additional readings in the program documentation. Exercises gradually increase in difficulty and complexity, helping readers quickly gain confidence to independently use the program. This provides a solid foundation on which to build, preparing readers to become power users who can take advantage of everything the program has to offer. Includes the latest information on ANSYS Mechanical APDL for Finite Element Analysis Aims to prepare readers to create industry standard models with ANSYS in five days or less Provides self-study exercises that gradually build in complexity, helping the reader transition from novice to mastery of ANSYS References the ANSYS documentation throughout, focusing on developing overall competence with the software before tackling any specific application Prepares the reader to work with commands, input files and other advanced techniques