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 mean? Are they different technologies? This webinar takes a step back to look at what […]

## 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 difference? Is the transition an arbitrary number; 1000 cycles, 100,000 cycles. As […]

## Session 11: Units in FEA – some horror stories!

Units can cause a lot of errors in FE Analysis… Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Conversion between unit systems is one of the biggest problems The errors can be due to simple ‘finger trouble’ Or They can be very difficult physical units US (old Imperial) to Metric is probably the most […]

## Session 12: Can Designers really take advantage of FEA?

Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Given a design, the big question is, who will carry out the FE analysis If it is the designer: Is it more efficient to do this within a CAD embedded environment, or divert the task to an analysis focused environment? The answer will depend very […]

## Session 13: FEA models under or over constrained!

Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Over-constrained, under-constrained or somewhere in the middle with FEA! Boundary conditions are probably the most difficult aspect of static FEA Underconstrained models: It is easy to forget to apply adequate constraints – Rigid Body Modes result! Over constraining is more subtle: The physics of the […]

## Who’s on First; Hooke or Young?

A Good Question I was teaching the “Introduction to Finite Element Analysis” training course in Holland recently. A design engineer on the course came up with a good question relating to a graph I had just sketched up on the whiteboard. I was describing how a material will respond to the loading, in terms […]