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System Simulation with Ansys Twin Builder

From Functional Principle to Simulation


Training Basic

From the initial functional idea and schematic sketch to the simulation of your entire product with a system model This training is offered as a 2-day course.

2 days


Software used
Ansys Twin Builder

  • Describing complex physical relationships in a structured way
  • Learn to use Ansys Twin Builder and the Modelica environment
  • Get to know the extensive 0D/1D-Modelica library
  • Validate and interpret simulation results


With system simulation, even complex relationships can be simulated across the boundaries of physical domains. But what is the best way to start? Where do you define the limits of the system? And above all: How can the results be validated?

In this training, you will learn how to create a system model based on a schematic sketch and how to extend it step by step in detail and scope. In addition to the theoretical background and the implementation in Ansys Twin Builder, we also cover the use of the Modelica environment and the extensive user-specific library. You will know how to incorporate simulation and test results as well as freely usable elements of the Modelica library into your system model. Suitable practical examples will help you to consolidate and apply your new knowledge.

The content of the course is aimed both at system managers and engineers who need to understand and calculate mechanical, fluidic, thermal or electrical performance.

Detailed agenda for this 2-day training

Day 1

01 Concept of modelling

  • Why you should use system simulation
  • Working with analogies: the basic idea of system simulation
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Simple Driving cycle with SML and VHDL-AMS models

02 Introduction to Ansys Twin Builder

  • Overview of the user interface
  • System simulation procedure
  • Fundamentals of modelling: Causal and conservative approach
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Vehicle Powertrain

03 Mechanical modeling with Modelica

  • Difference between 0d and 1d observation
  • Preparation of a more complex simulation task
  • Working with the model library in Modelica
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Hammer Drill

04 External Data and Parameter Studies

  • Integration of measurement and simulation results with lookup tables
  • Parameterization of models
  • Automated parameter studies
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Vehicle Drive train with Integrated Electric motor

Day 2

05 Simulation of Fluid Networks

  • Working with the stored library on fluid media
  • Construction of a fluid network in Modelica
  • Integration of results from CFD simulations
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Vehicle Cooling Circuit

06 Simulation of thermal networks

  • Definition of heat transfer
  • Coupling of fluid and thermal domains
  • Exercise: Simulation of a Vehicle Cooling system
  • Overview: Integration of CFD computations via a behavioral model

07 Simulation of electrical systems

  • Construction of simple electrical circuits
  • Connection to mechanical systems
  • Exercise: Simulation of an Electric Motor with an Inverter

08 Overview of further topics

  • User defined elements
  • Exercise VHDL-AMS: Self-heating resistance
  • Modelica exercise: Bouncing ball

Your Trainers

Simon Petermaier
CAE Engineer, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Grafing
Dr. techn. Rene Fuger
Business Development, CADFEM (Austria) GmbH, Wien
Claus Kirner
Berechnungsingenieur, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Grafing

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Head of Seminars
Dr. sc. Jörg Helfenstein