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 […]
Grass roots SDM
I have just completed an intensive six days, carrying out a series of analyses on a structural component. Two weeks ago, I knew very little about the structure, its function, and what its key performance metrics were going to be. I had a CAD model, an outline performance specification and references to test data. I […]
FEA Demos and Benchmarks
The last few months of this year have been busy. I have taught live classes to Rolls-Royce in Derby, UK, at the NAFEMS aerospace event in Wichita and most recently at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. I’ve also been teaching my regular e-Learning sessions. It’s nice to meet people face-to-face at the live events, and […]