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 […]
Creating a good CAD model for FEA simulation
The articles in this section will help you to understand some of the "tricks" you may fall into if you are a novice in FEA simulation. The 3D CAD model that you have may not necessarily be appropriate to do CAE simulation ...and will probably need to be simplified. I hope that the following articles will help you to understand better this topic!
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… […]
This is a very basic subject that I would like to talk about, but it is fundamental to understand well that there is a world between this two words. I can always remember that when I had my first Computer Assisted Design (CAD) course in my engineering college in France (the Ecole Centrale of Lille), […]