This is the third in a new series of review articles looking at Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software products. Each review takes the format of a walk-through using a simple structural example. The full capabilities of each product can’t be covered in a few pages, but I hope to give you a feel for the basic workflow required for each product.
Each of the reviews represent my independent assessment and I am not sponsored in any way by the companies developing the products. However, in many cases I am indebted to the companies for supplying temporary licenses to allow the reviews to be carried out.
The ESRD CAE Handbook
The ESRD CAE Handbook is a collection of pre-built FEA models which can be run to check strength, stiffness and other characteristics of many typical fittings and components found in aerospace and other industries. A standard library of components is available.
In the review I look at:
- a fatigue crack problem in a lug
- the effect of pre-load in a T joint under tension
Videos coming soon!