Simulation of Optical Systems with Ansys Speos
Simulation in the visible, UV and infrared range
From optical sensors to lighting solutions. In this training, you will learn to use the precision of Speos for your simulations.
Light is omnipresent as the basis of our perception of reality. It is therefore extremely important to understand and control the propagation, distribution, and composition of light. Within the framework of an optical simulation, such questions can be analyzed based on ...
Our offer in detail
This training is offered as a 2-day course or alternatively as
a self-paced eLearning course, in which you should invest a total of 2 learning day(s) with your own time allocation.
01 Introduction to optical simulation in Speos
- CAD import und CAD connection
- User interface
- Material properties, sources, sensors, simulations
- Workshop: Simple headlamp model
02 Geometric environment of Speos
- First steps in the geometric environment
- Sketch-based geometry setup
- Basic functionalities for geometries
- Workshop: Building up a geometric model in Speos
03 Light distribution and brightness
- Application areas for optical simulation
- Wave optics and raytracing
- Fundamental quantities and sensors of photometry
- LED as a basic light source
- Workshop: Light distribution of a ceiling lamp
04 Color evaluation and ambient light
- Use of light beyond lighting
- Light spectrum and colorimetry
- Simulation concepts in Speos: Live Preview and inverse Simulation
- Workshop: Optical simulation of an electronic user interface
05 Interaction of light and matter
- Optical material properties
- Surface optical material models
- BRDF, BSDF and surface roughness
- Material modeling in the optical lab
- Workshop: Validation of material models
06 Basic optical components
- Examples of industrial lighting applications
- Challenges in the design of optical components
- Total Internal Reflection
- Workshop: Parametric study of a lightguide
07 Luminance simulation and visualization
- Luminance as main quantity for visualization
- Physics-based visualization
- Modeling of human visual perception
- Workshop: Simulation-based visualization of a light guide
08 Advanced topics in optical simulation
- Multiphysics: optics and mechanics
- Handling of simulation parameters
- Scripting and automation
- Workshop: Optical simulation of a deformed lens
Light is omnipresent as the basis of our perception of reality. It is therefore extremely important to understand and control the propagation, distribution, and composition of light. Within the framework of an optical simulation, such questions can be analyzed based on quantifiable characteristic quantities. With physics-based descriptions of the sources and material properties and a suitable environment for geometry preparation, the design, layout and validation of optical systems are possible with the highest level of accuracy.
This training is aimed at anyone interested in understanding how to evaluate the optical properties of a system and how to model human visual perception. In addition, designers of lights, lightguides and displays, who want to improve the brightness and homogeneity of the light distribution of their products, will have their needs addressed.
Starting from basic application examples, you will learn the most important aspects of light description. In selected practical exercises, you will learn how to model and analyze optical systems using Ansys Speos. This will help you to understand how optical systems can be systematically developed and evaluated.
Dr. rer. nat. Ervand Kandelaki
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Usually the training courses start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm of the respective local time. The actual course times will be stated in the booking confirmation. Please note that, depending on the training host, there may be a possible time shift between your and the provider's local time. Therefore all local times are provided with the valid time shift to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
To get a clear impression of our online learning format, we offer you a trial allowing you access to the starting module of an eLearning course of your choice. No costs, no cancellation period or anything similar. Moreover, with this free test access you can check all the technical requirements for a smooth learning process. You can easily request the free module from any eLearning course.
Each online course day comprises four eLearning modules. You should ideally allow 90 to 120 minutes of uninterrupted learning time for each module. This will allow you to acquire the knowledge provided by a module and to consolidate it through quiz questions and Ansys exercises. By dividing each module into micro learning units, you can also make good use of smaller time windows, such as on your commute.
Prerequisite for the use of the eLearning courses is the use of a personal access to the CADFEM learning platform.
Upon purchase, the duration of use of your eLearning course is 12 months. After expiration of the usage period you have access to your completed eLearning course for another 12 months.
As a user of a learning subscription plan, the duration of use of your flat rate is 12 months. After this period of use has expired, you will have access to your completed eLearning course for a further 12 months.