I am sharing an article written by Nick Ananchenko, an Ukrainian Mechanical Engineer who used his skills to build his own module in Code_Aster in order to calculate limit stresses in pipes caused by corrosion.

## Why flexibility is maybe the only skill you need to succeed?

Flexibility… a common word that you will find on almost every job application form and resume. Maybe a bit to much…so much that the real meaning of the word actually may have lost his meaning for many people. If someone ask you if you are flexible, what will be your answer? Yes, of course, I […]

## Finite Element Method: What is the most important knowledge you should have about it?

You don’t get everyday the chance to interview the professor who taught you for the first time about the finite element method. Fortunately, I got this chance… Zoubeir Lafhaj is the professor who introduced me about the finite element method and… he made it so interesting that I felt the need to understand it in […]

## The FEA analysis Myth among CAD users

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 […]

## The difference between CAD and CAE

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), […]