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Introduction to HyperWorks for Aerospace

Pre-Processing for Finite Element Analysis Includes an Introduction to HyperView on Day 3

This is an introductory course for using HyperMesh to create and set up finite element models for analysis. A combination of lectures and exercises will familiarize students to the HyperMesh environment, process, and suite of tools needed to start using HyperMesh in their work.

Course Format
• 3 day
• Instructor led
• Presentation and hands-on exercises, one student to a computer

• A basic knowledge of finite element analysis (recommended)


1D Meshing


Metallic Model Setup

Composites Model Setup

HM/Patran Interoperability

Basic interaction with HyperMesh
• Getting Started With HyperMesh
• Opening and Saving Files
• Controlling the Display
• Working With Panels
• Organizing a Model

Obtaining Meshable Surfaces
• Topology and Topology Repair
• Simplifying Geometry
• Generating a Midsurface
• Importing and Repairing CAD Geometry, Generating a Midsurface, and Simplifying Geometry

Creating and Editing Geometry
• Nodes vs. Free Points vs. Fixed Points
• Point and Node Creation and Editing
• Line Creation and Editing
• Surface Creation and Editing
• Solid Creation and Editing

2D Meshing
• Automeshing
• Checking and Editing Mesh
• 2D Shell Meshing and Topology Refinement
• Orphaned Meshes
• Remeshing and Modifying an Orphaned Mesh
• Imprinting and Extending a Mesh

3D Meshing
• Solid Meshing
• 3D Solid Meshing with Hexas and Pentas
• Tetra Meshing
• Shrink Wrap Meshing

Free Body Diagram
• Create Cross Section Definitions
• Extract resultant force and moment data
• Submodeling Techniques

Contour / Iso Plots and Animations
• Loading Model Files
• Viewing Results with Contour and Iso Plots
• Using the Animation Controls
• Simple Publishing
• HVTrans
• Report Templates
• Post Processing for Stress/Strain Analysis

Cost: Complimentary
Upcoming Dates
No classes scheduled

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