This is the first in a new series of overviews for Digital Engineering magazine that will look at finite element analysis (FEA) software products. Each overview will take 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 the intention is to give you a feel for the basic workflow required for each product.
Each overview represents my independent assessment. Please note that the companies developing the products do not sponsor the overviews. However, in many cases, I am indebted to the companies for supplying temporary licenses to allow the walk-throughs to be carried out..
Part 1 videos describe the workflow for preparing the geometry and adding materials, loads and boundary conditions.
Part 2 videos continue the build with creating the mesh, running the analysis and reviewing the results.
Use the left sidebar to navigate to the two parts (lessons) shown below and then view each of the videos in turn.
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