Course detail

Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures

FAST-NDB019Acad. year: 2024/2025

Using of software solutions for the response of structures to static and dynamic loads. Analysis of structures by finite elements method with using program package ANSYS. The commands, graphic users interface, online help and manuals, verification manual. Solve of basic tasks. Creation of complex models of structures by modeler in program ANSYS. Library of elements, selection of elements, model and mesh generation. Apply loads and boundary conditions. Solve and analysis of results.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Structural Mechanics (STM)

Entry knowledge

Manage PC, theory of structural mechanics, fundamentals of mathematical theory of elasticity, fundamentals of structural dynamics, finite elements method

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


To get additional FEM knowledge, real application of this method, introduce the FEM programs, preprocessor, solver, postprocessor, Computational model design, static and dynamic tasks solution, learned skills help to understand the static and dynamics behavior of structure, learn to operate the ANSYS program based on FEM.
The course outputs are practical skills on modeling mechanics tasks by using Finite Element Method. Student has basic knowledge about program system ANSYS. Student can analyze assigned problem and make out computational model. Student is able to solve basic static and dynamic tasks. Student gets more realistic conception of behavior of selected construction types. Student is able the theoretic FEM knowledge use at solving particular mechanics tasks.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NPC-SIK Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. History of programs based on the finite element method, introduction to program system ANSYS. 2. The structure of the program, the library features a help system, linked to the operating system. 3. Finite Element Modeling. 4. The mathematical description of analysis for solving problems of mechanics of structure. 5. Possibility of preprocessor 6. Modeling of loads and boundary conditions. 7. Selections, choice of coordinate systems. 8. Setting solver, static analysis and modal analysis. 9. APDL programming language and creation batches. 10. Types of dynamic analysis set of solvers. 11. Possibility of postprocessor. 12. Modeling the problems of heat conduction and transfer of results as the load of the structure. 13. Introduction to nonlinear mechanics problems – the problem of stability of structures.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to ANSYS menu. 2. Model definition, element selection, load, and boundary conditions. 3. Plane stress, compare results with beam theory. 4. Plate structure, symmetry boundary condition, plot internal forces and displacements. 5. Eigenvalue buckling, parametric study. 6. Model of complex geometry structure. 7. Torsional loaded beam – different dimension models. 8. Solving table foundation using solid elements, static and modal analysis. 9. Harmonic analysis of table foundation. 10. Simple transient analysis. 11. Thermal analysis, thermal load. 12. Solution of individual task. 13. Conclusion, credit.