ANSYS Mechanical Advanced Contacts (2 days)


  • A technical education and background but an engineering degree is not required.
  • Completion of the ANSYS Mechanical Basic Structural Nonlinearities course is required.
  • Students need a working knowledge of the procedures for performing a basic nonlinear static structural analysis in the Mechanical Environment.
  • General familiarity with the Workbench Project Page, Engineering Data and the Mechanical Interface is assumed.


ANSYS Mechanical is an intuitive mechanical analysis tool that offers a rich library of Connection Technology options to simulate many different contact behaviours between faces and edges of solid and surface bodies (meshed with shell elements).
There are a variety of advanced options available for dealing with a broad variety of issues at contact interfaces such as gaps, interference fits, dissimilar element types, gaskets and bolt pretension. Joint technology offers an effective alternative to traditional contact when applicable.

Course Description

This training course teaches students how to effectively use ANSYS Mechanical to utilize advanced features related to connection technology.
Course Topics Include:

  • Interface Treatment
  • Accessing advanced features via APDL
  • Bolt pretension technology
  • Gasket Technology
  • Joint Technology
  • Advanced Diagnostics

Each course chapter is followed by "hands-on" workshops and exercises.

Recommended Follow-on Courses (dependent upon the student's interests and applications)

  • Heat Transfer
  • Material Nonlinearities
  • Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics