There are two kinds of problem in the world of FEA: easy ones and difficult ones. Haha…I’m joking. My point is that the difficulty to solve a particular problem depends on lots of factors that beginners in FEA may not know. And it makes them difficult to estimate the difficulty of their problems or even […]
CAE Simulation for Beginners
Learning CAE isn't easy when you come from a CAD Design background, because it involves a very different engineering mindset!
The articles in this category will help you to understand the main concepts.
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 […]
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), […]
What is CAE? Maybe you have already heard those three letters « CAE » … and you are wondering what it means Here’s a quick video that explains the concept behind CAE: This is what I will explain right now What is CAE: a simple introduction to « Computer Assisted Engineering » let’s say you […]