When you work with FEA for a long time, it’s only natural to wonder about the initial physical principles behind the software we use every day… It’s nice to have a graphical interface with buttons, ways to draw and make calculations… but where does all of that comes from and what are the physical equations used […]
How to define a nonlinear material in FEA?
In this article, I will tell you the very basics you need to understand to start using nonlinear material models in your FEA simulation. If you are just starting FEA, you may have learned that defining “Material Data” usually meant providing 2 input values into your FEA software: The Young’s Modulus The poisson’s ratio And […]
FEA Automation: Is it always good to automate?
It’s been some time I am talking about what I think of automation and “push-a-button” solutions to my newsletter subscribers. I know that this is a potentially “sensitive” topic for some people in the FEA field…and many people working in the FEA software industry would prefer you not to know about what I am about […]
[Ansys AIM 18 Tutorial] Linear static analysis of a pressured pipe
Today, I am starting again doing simple tutorials of Ansys! I decided to start with a very simple linear static analysis of a pressured pipe with Ansys AIM 18 Student Edition. And just for the fun, I decided to record this video in 4 different languages (English, French, Chinese and Korean,…) Here is the english […]
What is linear static analysis in FEA simulation?
If you are a beginner in FE (Finite Element) Analysis, this post should put some light on some of the most essential aspects to understand about “linear static analysis” First of all a little of background about Finite Element Analysis for those who really start out… Finite Element analysis is a method that helps […]
What is FEA modal analysis? | Learn the basics about it
Modal analysis is, along with linear static analysis, one of the 2 most common types of FE analysis. If you don’t know about those, you’ll have to review your fea basics. That’s what we’ll do here! In this short article, I’ll talk about: What is modal analysis Why it is important to know about it […]