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 it seems to be: Very arcane Very procedural Very confusing Never used in practical […]
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 mean? Are they different technologies? This webinar takes a step back to look at what […]
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 Frequency Response Analysis Shock Response Analysis Random response Analysis In my view – a Normal Modes survey is […]
Session 10: ‘Spider’ Elements in FEA, what are they?
Spider elements play a big role in traditional FE Analysis Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A Every FE Analyst develops a toolbox of favorite techniques The Rigid and Flexible ‘spider’ elements are an essential part of mine Spider element is an ‘unofficial’ term I use because … The elements allow a ‘spider’ […]
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 […]