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Free Webinar: Ansys FEA Webinar Series “Don’t let FEA stress you out, we’ll support you”

Qfinsoft is offering an Ansys Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Training course to anyone who is interested in the field.  Attendees that attend all the days* will receive a free 30-day license to practice and perfect their skills learned in the course.  (*Limited to Southern African attendees only)

Ergonomics is a common thing to consider when investing in a new office chair for your home office, but have you ever considered which would fair best when bearing in mind its:

  1. Structural resistance against increased weight due to strict lockdown measures,
  2. Fatigue resistance against increased cyclic embarking and disembarking of the chair, as well as harmonic back-and-forth rocking of the chair due to immense anxiety and,
  3. Weight-to-strength ratio, which would indicate whether your chair is optimised for weight and easy to relocate as necessary?

This webinar aims to investigate the aforementioned by applying Ansys FEA simulation principles, and is designed to teach you how to easily set up, solve and postprocess FEA problems using Ansys SpaceClaim and Ansys Mechanical.


  • A technical education and background in structural mechanics is recommended but not mandatory.
  • An engineering degree is not required.


Session 1: Ansys SpaceClaim for FEA

In the first session of the series, the basics of FEA will be covered and you will also learn how to:

  • Clean up geometry in SpaceClaim for FEA,
  • Create mid-surfaces,
  • Extract beams (beam elements), and
  • Use shared topology
  • Date: 20th of August
  • Time: 12pm
  • Duration: 90 min

Session 2: Ansys Mechanical: Pre-processing and Solving

During the second session, you will learn how to set up a static structural simulation in Ansys Mechanical, including how to:

  • Define and select material properties for components,
  • Define contact between parts in an assembly,
  • Apply the correct boundary conditions,
  • Set up the simulation to calculate a solution,
  • Plot deformation and stress results, and
  • Use the fatigue tool to calculate damage and useful life due to cyclic loading
  • Date: 27th of August
  • Time: 12pm
  • Duration: 90 min

Session 3: Ansys Mechanical: Sub-modelling and Topology Optimisation

In the last session things will get lit as you will learn how to use the Ansys Workbench environment and Mechanical application to:

  • Set up a sub-model in order to zoom in on the problem area and retrieve accurate results,
  • Set up a topology optimisation workflow in order to optimise the chair assembly for weight.
  • Date: 3rd of September
  • Time: 12pm
  • Duration: 90 min

Event Details 
20th and 27th of August and 3rd September 2021
Online via Microsoft Teams
Registrations close: 
19th August 2021 at 5pm

Confirm your spot!


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    - Nico Gunther, Powertech Transformers

  • Since the introduction of ANSYS, more students are using first principles and FEA to validate their designs. This year, more than 60% of the projects were using FEA as a standard approach for numerical calculation. This number shows the huge impact ANSYS, had on University of Pretoria. FEA is not anymore a specialised tool for few users but a standard engineering tool easily integrated in the design process.

    - Francesco Pietra, University of Pretoria

  • For their consulting, training and technical support, Qfinsoft (Pty) Ltd must be the first choice of any firm looking for CAE experts

    - Prof G Akdogan, Process Engineering, University of Stellenbosch

  • At Aerospace, we have successfully used the ANSYS suite of tools to design high-performance gas turbine engines. Throughout this program, Qfinsoft provided valuable support and assistance to accelerate the development of our models. Their accessibility, short-turn around times and willingness to go beyond what is expected make them an effective partner on our projects. 

    - Dr. Hannes Pretorius

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