FEA Principles (Classroom)
Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street
- 23rd May 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 20th September 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learning or reviewing the fundamentals of finite element analysis (FEA), including best practice, will enable you to get the most out of your own simulation software or assess the FEA undertaken by others with confidence.
This concise, independent, software-neutral course will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic theory and application of the finite element method to structural mechanics – helping you to run and critically evaluate simulations effectively and accurately.
The training sessions combine formal presentations with a number of practical workshops to reinforce learning.
If you are unable to attend our training facilities for a full day, you may alternatively be interested in our online version of this course – delivered in 3 weekly 2 hour sessions via our GoToTraining web conferencing system.
Who Should Attend?
Designers, engineers, researchers, students and managers who are currently or may in the future be involved with FEA within their role.
This course is suitable for anyone using FEA software directly, involved in specifying FEA projects or reviewing, checking and interpreting results within FEA reports.
As a fundamentals course, it is assumed that delegates do not have any previous experience. However, it can also serve as a refresher course if you have some existing FEA experience obtained from work or academic studies.
The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.
Only £99, including lunch and refreshments.
This special price is available to both existing Wilde Analysis clients and companies & academic establishments who have not worked with us before.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Please note that this formal classroom-based training course is specifically discounted to provide maximum access to anyone exposed to FEA and help us encourage the responsible and effective use of FEA within industry and research. It is run by our experienced inhouse engineers who also undertake full price training courses (typically £400-500/day).
Registration / Further Information
Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:
- Complete the form opposite
- Call us on +44 (0) 161 474 6886
- Email us at email@example.com
We can also run this course at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in this option.
- FEA in Product Development
- The FEA Approach
- Expectations of Analysis
Basics of Stress Analysis
- Basics of Stress and Strain
- Workshop – Analysis of a Plate with a Hole
Basic Concepts of FEA
- Underlying Principles of FEA
- Workshop – Analysis of a Circular Bar
- Workshop – Analysis of a Three Bar Assembly
- Dynamic Loads
- Background to Structural Analysis
- Workshop – Analysis of a Portal Frame
Building Blocks of FEA
- Shape Functions
- Element Types
- Workshop – Which Element Type?
- Mesh Convergence
- Mesh Quality
- Workshop – Analysis of a Cantilevered I-Beam
Putting it Together: Analysis Approach
- Analysis Types
- Workshop – Boundary Conditions?
- Workshop – Analysis of a Bolted Flange
- Final Questions
- Further Learning