Session 2: FEA quick sanity checks 30 minutes presentation, 30 minutes curated Q and A Making sure we don’t fall into the trap: “Garbage in – Garbage out” is vital in FEA. I show some sanity checks we can use in static and dynamic analysis to quickly make sure we are on the right […]
Session 4: Mohr’s circle
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 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 […]
Session 9: Stress Singularities and Concentrations
Are the stresses around local features real or imagined? Video : 60 minutes presentation and curated Q and A In some circumstances, the stress levels that we predict from FEA are not physically meaningful. The stress distribution and high levels of stress locally can be described as an FEA ‘artifact.’ The most common […]