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Course Overview

This course lays the foundation for Structural Mechanics simulations. It will enable to achieve a solid foundation in FEA and impart the necessary practical skills to carry out robust, reliable, and efficient simulations in everyday professional life.


After completing this course, you will understand the complete end-to-end procedure for conducting basic linear static structural analyses, Modal analysis, Thermal Stress analysis and will be able to apply it to the solution of your own analysis problems. Just as importantly, you will learn several techniques to improve the efficiency of your solutions and the fidelity of your results.



Course Uniqueness


a) The focus of course will be on product design that would need to consider various mechanical aspects like stress and strain of materials, interactions between different parts, thermal and vibration management.


b) The course will adopt a 4-day Training-based-Consultancy approach; there will be a consultancy session on an extra day for the trainee to work on solutions towards their needs. Thus, on-site training will be preferred over an online course, where participants can seek help immediately whether on the theories, software or when they are working on their solutions.

Who Should Attend

  • Design Engineers
  • Simulation Engineers
  • Product Design and Development Managers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Research Scholars working on New Product Development
  • Technologists from R&D teams

What You'll Learn

Day 1

Module – 01: Introduction to Finite Element Method

Understand the basics of Finite Element Method (FEM) technology and the various steps involved in FEM workflow.


Module - 02: Pre-processing

The participants will gain a basic understanding of viewing control, entity selection, geometry import, material property definition and assignment, Objects & their properties, and Coordinate Systems definition. This module highlights the concepts focused on loads and support Boundary conditions, with Hands-On workshops. 


Module – 03: Mesh Control & Connections

An in-depth overview of the meshing techniques is covered in this module. The following topics are discussed in detail:

  • Geometry Preparation for meshing
  • Global Mesh Settings
  • Local Mesh Settings
  • Connecting Bodies

Day 2

Module – 04: Static Structural Analysis

This module highlights the governing principles & workflow for Structural Mechanics simulations and enables the participants to carry out the basic end-to-end static structural analysis process, with Hands-On workshops.


Module – 05: Post-Processing

The participants will gain an understanding on Evaluation of Simulation Results, Failure Criterion, Singularities, Probing Results, Section Planes, Sub-modelling and Convergence.

Day 3

Module – 06: Connections and RBCs

An in-depth overview of the meshing techniques is covered in this module. The following topics are discussed in detail:

  • Contact, contact control and contact result
  • Remote boundary condition
  • Spring and beam


Module – 07: Modal Analysis and Thermal Analysis

An in-depth overview of Modal Analysis workflow is covered with an emphasis on how modal analysis can assist in understanding the vibration response of a structure. The topics covered include:

  • Eigen frequencies & Mode shapes
  • Mode Extraction Methods (Damped & Undamped)
  • Participation Factors & Effective Mass
  • Contact in Modal analysis
  • Thermal material properties
  • Thermal contact, boundary conditions & Results
  • Thermal-Structural Coupling analysis (Thermal Stress evaluation)


Module – 08: Individual Project

Participants will create their own Structural Simulation Model and solve it within ANSYS interface.


Note: Hands-On workshops will be conducted for each module within ANSYS, during this course

Day 4

Project Presentation


In this session, the trainee can bring their problem in their work to us as a project. We will advise them on the solution using ANSYS. The trainees will divide into group of 3 and one trainer will assign to each group for the consultation.





Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Performance upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance and passed the assessments.

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757


  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.