• 2nd August 2022 - 5th August 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 1st November 2022 - 4th November 2022
    9:00 am

This course is designed to provide the knowledge about the optimization workflow in Ansys Workbench. The complete end-to-end procedure is shown from the original CAD to the final calculation on the optimized shape.

The course includes information about the optimization methods and the general theory. It shows the basic as well as the advanced definitions of optimization for static applications. The optimization in dynamics is also covered in this course.

A part of this course focuses on the geometry tools used in SpaceClaim to prepare and repair the STL files.

The materials include an application example that can be treated as a workshop/discussion time to review the general workflow for optimization.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Designers looking for optimized designs.


A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of finite element analysis are recommended.


This online course is split into 4 sessions over 4 consecutive days at 2 hours each.

Sessions run between 9:30am  – 11:30am.

Course Fee


Online Schedule

Start Date: 2 August 2022

Sessions on 2 August, 3 August, 4 August and 5 August.

Start Date: 1 November 2022

Sessions on  1 November, 2 November, 3 November and 4 November.

Classroom Training Option

classroom-based course is also available at one of our venues if preferred to virtual training.

Venue Details

Registration / Further Information

We can also run this course on a date of your choosing or as a bespoke course. Please let us know if you are interested in this option.

All Training Courses




Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed to you once registered.

Course Topics Include:

  • Workflow Description
  • Optimization Theory
  • STL preparation in SpaceClaim
  • Reconstruction of the optimized structure
  • Basic response and manufacturing constraints
  • Load cases consideration
  • Response and manufacturing constraints in dynamics

Each course chapter is followed by “hands-on” workshops and exercises


Session 1

  • Module 01: Material along the load path
  • Workshop 01.1: Michell Structure
  • Workshop 01.2: STL Transfer
  • Module 02: Basic Definition in Steady-State Applications
  • Workshop 02.1: Basic Static
  • Workshop 02.2: Load Cases
  • Module 03: Design Validation
  • Workshop 03.1: Design Validation Workflow

Session 2

  • Module 04: Reverse Engineering (Optional)
  • Workshop 04.1: Possibilities of Geometry Conversion
  • Module 05: Example: Pitch arm of a helicopter rotor head

Session 3

  • Module 06: Advanced definitions in static applications
  • Module 07: Topology optimization in dynamics
  • Workshop 07.1: Dynamics

Session 4

  • Module 08: Topology optimization in applications for statics and dynamics
  • Workshop 08.1: Deriving a Homogenized Model from a Lattice Optimization Result

Registration / Further Information

02 August 2022

01 November 2022

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