Explicit Dynamics with ANSYS Explicit STR


Introduction to ANSYS Mechanical (Workbench). A basic knowledge of dynamics and strength of materials (material modeling) is highly recommended.  Knowledge of the physics of transient dynamics events is also recommended.


This two day ANSYS training course is designed for new users who want to become proficient with ANSYS Explicit STR in Workbench.  The course is focused on core-modeling skills and the use of ANSYS Explicit STR for transient dynamics analysis.  After completing the course you will be well-prepared to work effectively on a wide range of transient dynamics applications.

Course Topics:

Introduction to Explicit STR

  • Explicit vs. Implicit
  • Explicit applications
  • Explicit Stability Time Step
  • Wave propagation
  • Shockwaves
  • Nonlinear response
  • Explicit solution strategy
  • Element formulations

Engineering Data

  • Explicit Dynamics Basics
  • Results Processing
  • Explicit Meshing
  • Body Interactions
  • Analysis Settings

Material Models

  • Equation of State
  • Material strength
  • Material failure
  • Concrete, hyper-elastic and orthotropic materials

Optimization Studies

  • What If study
  • DesignXplorer

General Information

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The seminar fee includes: course manuals, full color workshop manuals, & instruction. Coffee & donuts in the morning & lunch are provided for each student.  Students must make their own travel arrangements. CAE Associates recommends against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. Please see our course cancellation policy for more details.