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 […]

## 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 […]

## New to FEA, where to go, what to do?

Overview of FEA for newcomers So you have got your first job in industry, and one of your initial tasks is to start applying finite element analysis (FEA) to real projects. You might well have even been told that you are now the company expert and are expected to get the expensive new tools working […]

## CAD and FEA User Interfaces

in this month’s article I want to compare and contrast the types of user interface found in traditional Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs and those found in CAD embedded FEA programs. The traditional FEA interfaces have evolved over a very long time and they have their roots in command line and early non-Windows graphical user […]