Session 4: Why is Mohr’s circle so disliked? Giving it another chance ... 30 minutes presentation, 30 minutes curated Q and A Mohr’s circle seems to be a very unpopular topic in structural mechanics courses! I think it is because … [Continue reading]
Session 5: Nonlinear buckling cheats
Session 5: Why is cheating needed in nonlinear buckling analysis Video 1: 40 minutes presentation Video 2, 25 minutes curated Q and A The first time I did a nonlinear buckling analysis; I set up a … [Continue reading]
Session 6: High Cycle or Low Cycle fatigue – what’s in a number?
What's the real story behind the transition from Low Cycle to High Cycle fatigue? Video : 60 minutes presentation and Q and A The terms High Cycle and Low cycle fatigue are used extensively – but what is the real … [Continue reading]
Session 7: Topology Optimization and Generative design – buzzwords or reality?
Generative Design is the new buzzword - but what is it? Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Generative Design seems to have taken over from 'Light-weighting' or 'Topology Optimization' What do all these terms … [Continue reading]
Session 8: Why are Normal Modes an essential foundation in Dynamic Response?
A lot of Dynamic Response Analyses are carried out with no attempt to investigate Normal Modes Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Dynamic Analyses may dive straight into: Transient Dynamic Analysis … [Continue reading]
Session 9: Stress Singularities and Concentrations
Are the stresses around local features real or imagined? Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A In some circumstances, the stress levels that we predict from FEA are not physically meaningful. The stress … [Continue reading]
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