Have you realized how everyone is always talking about FEA as the ultimate weapon to solve any engineering problem? In one direction, that’s true, FEA is very powerful… but there are also some dangers, and no one is talking about them.
Being able to solve FEA problems is a skill, and this skill is trained by knowing the correct process to solve an FEA problem. Those steps are extremely important and if you learn how to develop correctly your thinking to assess each of these steps correctly, you will be able to become very quickly an […]
It’s been a long time since the last time I wrote on the blog, but FEA is an area where there are a lot of things to explain and I will continue to explain the contents which interest most of FEA engineers. Thanks to Fisible for proposing today’s subject ;-) I am waiting for your […]
I was myself doing a lot of CAD design before and I never thought that FEA Analysis was a big deal. This is what I thought: Take a CAD model, apply material, loads, boundary conditions, contacts, mesh it and then watch the results… it is like a black box. At least it is what I […]
Today’s subject: CAD model simplification for FEA analysis. Why do you need to simplify your model? How can I do that? The most simple workflow for FEA analysis is: 1. Import CAD model 2. Mesh the model 3. Assign boundary and loads 4. Perform analysis Unfortunately, all may not go as smoothly as we want… […]
The plate with a hole ! Who didn’t start to learn FEA by this simple example ? I remember when i modeled for the first time this plate on the first NASTRAN in DOS during my FEM course, what a memorable moment… i had to run the program like a hundred times before getting a […]