A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations

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In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to perform engineering simulations using a powerful tool from ANSYS, Inc. This is a problem-based course where you’ll learn by doing. The focus will be on understanding what’s under the blackbox so as to move beyond garbage-in, garbage-out. You’ll practice using a common solution approach to problems involving different physics: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

We’ll solve textbook examples to understand the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Then we’ll apply these principles to simulate real-world examples in the tool including a bolted rocket assembly and a wind turbine rotor.We’ll discuss current industry practices with a SpaceX engineer. By working through examples in a leading simulation tool that professionals use, you’ll learn to move beyond button pushing and start thinking like an expert.

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In this hands-on course, you’ll learn how to perform engineering simulations using a powerful tool from ANSYS, Inc. This is a problem-based course where you’ll learn by doing. The focus will be on understanding what’s under the blackbox so as to move beyond garbage-in, garbage-out. You’ll practice using a common solution approach to problems involving different physics: structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

We’ll solve textbook examples to understand the fundamental principles of finite-element analysis and computational fluid dynamics. Then we’ll apply these principles to simulate real-world examples in the tool including a bolted rocket assembly and a wind turbine rotor.We’ll discuss current industry practices with a SpaceX engineer. By working through examples in a leading simulation tool that professionals use, you’ll learn to move beyond button pushing and start thinking like an expert.

This course teaches fundamental concepts and tool use in an integrated fashion using the power of online learning. All learners will have access to a free download of ANSYS Student.

Join us to discover why simulations have changed how engineering is done and how you can be a part of this revolution.

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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 year, 1 month ago
In this course I not only can learn principles of a finite elements. Here you can learn the correct method for applied this kind of analysis and not only push icons in the software. The course gives to me many tips and details that improved my work in ANSYS. during the devolvement I saw real engineering problems, with professionals that have a good knowledge and experience in the area.
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Juan Lorenzano

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 6 months ago
I'm learned use Ansys with this course and understand very deeply the equations applied inside Ansys, Now My questio to the Teacher is: When are you going comeback with the next level Ansys?
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Nadeem Ahmad

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 8 months ago
The course is awesome and the instructor Dr Sanjay Bhaskaran is a good teacher, he explains each and every concept precisely and efficiently. I recommend all of you, not just complete 4 modules but complete other modules too.
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ASHISH RAI

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 9 months ago
nice course and good learning experience. instructor was good, nice experience. I have completed this course.Now I want to get certificate for this course.
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Babin T

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
A nice Experience and learned more about the CFD and FEA through ANSYS. Whatever he taught is amazing and a complete pack of knowledge i gained through this MOOC
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 year, 11 months ago
This introduction to computational engineering simulation is in many ways 3 courses rolled into one: an introduction to the problem-solving steps engineers use to model physical systems, including the steps before and after the simulation; an overview of finite-element analysis and the finite-volume method, including brief but meaningful summaries of structural and fluid mechanics; and the "hands-on" part, where Prof. Bhaskaran teaches you how to use ANSYS to solve engineering problems. ANSYS is an enormously powerful tool but it's fussy and often non-intuitive; this part of the course gets down into the weeds of menu selections and mouse clicks, like a training class for Excel or Word. But the great thing about this course is how it teaches you not only how to work the tool, but how the tool works. There are 4 core modules covering heat conduction, solid mechanics (a bicycle crank and a rocket nozzle flange), and computational ... This introduction to computational engineering simulation is in many ways 3 courses rolled into one: an introduction to the problem-solving steps engineers use to model physical systems, including the steps before and after the simulation; an overview of finite-element analysis and the finite-volume method, including brief but meaningful summaries of structural and fluid mechanics; and the "hands-on" part, where Prof. Bhaskaran teaches you how to use ANSYS to solve engineering problems. ANSYS is an enormously powerful tool but it's fussy and often non-intuitive; this part of the course gets down into the weeds of menu selections and mouse clicks, like a training class for Excel or Word. But the great thing about this course is how it teaches you not only how to work the tool, but how the tool works. There are 4 core modules covering heat conduction, solid mechanics (a bicycle crank and a rocket nozzle flange), and computational fluid dynamics. Two optional modules have you modeling an airplane wing and a wind turbine blade. Supplementing the instructional videos in the flange segment are interesting comments and perspectives from a mechanical engineer who uses ANSYS to design rockets. Bottom line is that this course is a heck of a lot of fun -- the colorful pictures and animations that ANSYS generates, and the ability to manipulate them in 3D, provide a hands-on understanding that is unsurpassed. (You can see that the bike crank is safe because under load, the blue and red stresses penetrate only slightly into the thickness of the bar.) And I found the compact overviews of solid mechanics and fluid dynamics to be well-delivered and surprisingly comprehensive for the problems at hand. (Finally I really understand the concept of a boundary layer.) The in-lecture questions and homework assignments require understanding of the concepts and facility with the ANSYS tool, but are not difficult. Obviously this course is ideally suited to engineers in training or those who haven't used FEA or CFD, but anyone who likes playing with cool tools that plumb the physics of mechanical and fluid systems and turn their behavior into dazzling images will have a blast.
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Abhi Mahajan

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 12 months ago
It is the best online course available for developing basic CFD and FEA concepts, and learning Ansys side by side. I really look forward to an advanced course or may be a specialization series in CFD and/or FEA with Ansys.
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Monica Sanchez

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
The course is suitable for beginners and advanced engineers and it is simply amazing. Theory is perfectly coupled to simulation. Whether someone has some gaps in theory, this course fills them and invites you to develop projects by yourself as well. In the simulation you may learn how to use efficiently the program and to use information for presentations and reports by making the comparisons and analysis required in each case.
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Megan Woodall

4/10 starsDropped
2 years ago
It took a good portion of the first day to install the software. It took a full day to draw a rectangular box, watch the videos, and look at heat points. After creating two rectangle models, it comes time to create a third and answer questions, yet the software would not allow me to create it as in previous. I tried to modify the previous rectangle created, but was quite concerned that I would have to refer to my previous work that was now over-written in the save process, since the software does not even have a save-as function. Simulating heat points on a rectangle for 2 days straight became quite laborious, and frankly, boring. Way too much effort to create a few rectangles, and analyze heat points. The video demo was for software 16.2, and the downloaded version was 17.2 and varied on many options. Some were not included on my version.
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Cam Kindiuy

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
i think it was a great course. and im only 12. it was very interesting and the instructor was amazing.
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Venkatesan Krishnamurthy

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
This is really the best course to learn ANSYS software right from the scratch. The way Mr. Bhaskaran teaches is simply wonderful. Everything is explained clearly. This course also gives us insight of how the software works. Thank you Cornell and Mr. Rajesh Bhaskaran for this wonderful learning experience. This course will definitely help you in your future works or projects.
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Pinkal Fhichadiya

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 1 month ago
This course for the FEA is very much complete in its manner and the depth of the contents is excellent as well as the support from ANSYS is a very good thing to be a master of the FEA field.
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José Manuel Mainé

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 2 months ago
A very enthusiastic teacher, who makes very good explanations. It's addictive. If all courses have this level, I will learn a lot. The content is fine, but I would love to delve deeper into the subject. Unfortunately Cornell University is on another continent.
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Sunderlin Jackson

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 2 months ago
This class is awesome. I'm an undergraduate student, and I never really trusted FEA and CFD, because I'd heard a lot about the dangers of "garbage in, garbage out". These exercises have really helped me understand the stuff going on inside the black box, and I feel like I know what I'm doing now. I can't wait to finish this course, but I wanted to write the review now, in case I forget to do it later. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to quickly get an idea of how CFD and FEA work in ANSYS.
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Daniel Schmidt

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
I really enjoyed this class. The professor was fantastic and the material was presented with no confusion. Even though my field does not use ANSYS much, I would recommend this class to someone like myself who wanted to just get an idea of what ANSYS is all about and also to anyone wanting to use this powerful tool.
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Enus Zambrano

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
This is a very completed and useful course for those who want to gain insight into Finite Element Modelling. Congrats to the instructor for his methodology and valuable examples.
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zeeshan uddin

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
I'd like to appreciate the efforts of every single individual who make this course possible. My sincere gratitude for Cornell university. My deepest respect goes to Dr. Rajesh Bhaskaran. Your teaching ability is quite marvelous. I am learning everything from scratch and it look likes by the end, i will gain some abilities to solve new models independently. Thanks again.
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Brendan Obi

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
Hello, this course is really nice, simple to learn and well presented. I would recommend it to everyone. please how do I order the certificate after I already enrolled?
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Pushpak Joshi

9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
To all the guys curious about being unable to access the course today; check again they have specified the time as 21:30 or 9.30 pm today
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Abhishek Kumar

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
This course was really passonating and i learnt alot from it.It was my first account to ANSYS software and i learnt things very clear and precise.It is hugely helping me to buid concept and work on further advanced problem.I thank Rajesh bhaskaran sir for this initiative so that student all over like us could get such resourceful content.
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Hermes Willian Santiago Flores

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
This course is really interesting, for both students or working in mechanical area, I think to will help in your area. I can't finished the first time but now I think to finish it, also I want to learn about the uses of software ANSYS. I really escited with the course. Enroll you!!
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Juarez Pinto

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Thank you instructor Rajesh Bhaskaran, Cornell University, EDX and ANSYS for providing high quality course with excellent theoretical background and methodology. I recommend the course for those who want to improve their studies in the area of engineering simulation.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
This course assists you through the necessary theory, understanding and practicality of simulations. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to become proficient in the workplace. You learn very useful basic applications which can be applied to many everyday projects. The strength of this course becomes evident of the quality of the Instructor and assistants. They are very helpful and provide excellent feedback. I have done many online courses and I would rate this one, one of the best. My background is BEng, MEngSci and current PhD student.
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Haseeb Ali

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
is this course good enough for Electrical Engineer because if its good for electrical engineer i will start it have no idea about this software
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9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
ANSYS is one of the Leading Software , This course given by the renowned University gave a complete outlook of ANSYS , It would request you to Start the Course once again
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liguo wang

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
please provide us with more such courses,in order for those in poor school that can not have such a good teacher or lesson!
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Mbarak Awawdi

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Content is good, Instructor is Great. I did my Fluent project based on this course, I had no previous knowledge about the ansys fluent. Thank you Prof. & Team of Cornell for the wonderful Job !!
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subir gupta

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The best course on cfd using ansys and prof.bhaskaran is one of the best professor in this field. prof. chakraborty and and prof. bhaskaran are the god fathers to me in case of cfd.
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khaled sahnoune

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
the content is amazing the istructor is more amazing simply some module are slightly long need to expose more scientific background
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Mohamed Alaa Fathalla

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
It's one of the pest courses I have ever been enrolled in, and the best one in engineering simulation using ANSYS.
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