I have been in France for few weeks now… and I had to take the French TGV train very often… That’s when I started to have some weird thoughts and remembered a problem I thought about a lot when I was younger… I decided to write about it now that I have a bit more […]

## [Salome-Meca Tutorial] How to perform a modal analysis?

In this video tutorial for Salome-Meca 2017, I will show you how to do a modal analysis of a simple plate with Aster-Study! Here’s what you will learn: How to model the plate and prepare the mesh How to use the ASSEMBLAGE function to generate the mass and rigid matrix. How to use the […]

## What is Damping and why is it useful?

What is Damping? I am starting with a big question today :) …and to answer this question, we have to understand a few things about dynamic analysis first… Because only a part moving in some way experiences damping… Damping is basically an attenuation of this movement due to some kind of friction If you hadn’t […]

## Do you understand the dynamic analysis simulation process?

In my previous article, I asked to my newsletter subscribers 2 questions to see who knew how to perform a dynamic analysis of the following marine refrigeration machine: ￼The questions were: Question 1: What steps would you take to identify the main vibration characteristics of the marine refrigeration machine in the previous image? Question 2: […]

## Why is there different types of fea analysis?

Today, I decided to make a video to talk about a topic for which I received a lot of questions: Why is there so many fea analysis types? Why is there linear static? nonlinear analysis? dynamic analysis? It is something very confusing for beginners in FEA analysis. It was the same for me when […]

## What is frequency response analysis in FEA

In the last article, I described in depth Modal Analysis, Eigenvalues and all what that means and in this article, I will dive into what is frequency response analysis. The most important lesson about modal analysis – Modal analysis helps to determine the modes of vibrations and the frequencies at which those modes are triggered – […]